MLS All-Star Game

Morris, Glad highlight MLS Homegrown squad

Photo by Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports

Photo by Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports

While the MLS All Stars face the challenging yet rewarding task of taking on Premier League side Arsenal later this month, the league’s young guns also have an opportunity to make their mark on a big stage.

On Tuesday, former MLS great and U.S. Men’s National Team forward Landon Donovan announced his 20-man roster for the 2016 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game. The squad will face off against the Mexico Under-20 national team on July 27 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California.

Among the notable players that will have the chance to take on Mexico are Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris and Real Salt Lake defender Justen Glad.

RSL leads the way with four selections, while FC Dallas boasts three of their own.

Joining Donovan on this year’s coaching staff will be former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Stuart Holden and Colorado Rapids goalkeepers coach Chris Sharpe.

Here’s the full list for this year’s MLS Homegrown roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Maxime Crépeau (Montreal Impact)

DEFENDERS (6): Danilo Acosta (Real Salt Lake), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Aaron Guillen (FC Dallas), Phanuel Kavita (Real Salt Lake), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United), Tyler Turner (Orlando City SC)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake), Jay Chapman (Toronto FC), Coy Craft (FC Dallas), Harrison Heath (Orlando City SC), Aaron Kovar (Seattle Sounders FC), Raul Mendiola (LA Galaxy), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes)

FORWARDS (4): Joey Calistri (Chicago Fire), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC), Jack McBean (LA Galaxy), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC)

  • Gas Huffer

    Seriously, only one Metro. Arguably the strongest HG system in the league. Get out of your neighborhood, Donovan!


  • johnnyrazor

    I’d rather see Bradford Jamison going against the Mexico U-20s than see Morris. I think clearly MLS wanted at least one big name to market the game on beside Donovan.


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