U-20 USMNT to participate in Dallas Cup

U-20 USMNT to participate in Dallas Cup

U.S. Under-20 National Team

U-20 USMNT to participate in Dallas Cup

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Some of the U.S. Men’s National Team’s brightest prospects will be on full display in Texas in April.

It was announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will participate in the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup by playing in the 2014 Godon Jago Super Group. The appearance will mark the U.S.’s fifth in the Gorden Jago Super Group and first since 2010.

“We think that the Dallas Cup offers tremendous competitive value for us domestically,” U.S. U-20 coach Tab Ramos said in a statement. “The tournament brings in elite international clubs to the U.S., so we are excited to see our players give their best effort out there as we look toward making the final squad leading into the U-20 World Cup qualifying in early 2015.”

With the U-20 World Cup a year away, all current players in the U.S. U-20 pool qualify for the U-19 age bracket at Dallas Cup XXXV. The competition will run from April 13-20.

Notable U.S. Men’s National Team players to have partaken in previous editions of the Texas tournament include Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley and DaMarcus Beasley.

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