Head coach Tab Ramos has added German-born forward Jerome Kiesewetter to the U.S. Under-20 qualifying roster, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday.
Kiesewetter, who turned 20 last Saturday, is currently on the books with German side VfB Stuttgart, and playing with Stuttgart II of The German third division.
Ramos will select a 20th player to the roster before the start of the CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament, which the United States will begin on Feb. 18th against Haiti. Among the players who won’t be taking up that final spot are Marc Pelosi (who Liverpool has not released for the tournament, in part because the Reds have added Pelosi to their Europa League roster), and Walker Zimmerman, who is still injured.
In other U-20 news, Fox Soccer Channel announced on Monday that it has picked up the rights to the CONCACAF Under-20 World Cup qualifying tournament in Mexico, showing both U.S. and Mexico group stage matches live, as well as the decisive quarterfinal round matches.
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