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U.S. U-19 team names roster ahead of COTIF Tournament


As the 33rd annual COTIF Tournament gets set to begin on Sunday, the U.S. Under-19 national team has revealed the 22 players that will make the trip to Valencia, Spain.

Head coach Brad Friedel has called upon several high-profile talents including Manchester United defender Matthew Olosunde, FC Dallas attacker Weston McKennie and Hugo Arellano of LA Galaxy II to represent the U.S. for the 33rd edition of the tournament.

The U-19s will play in Group A, which Friedel and co. opening the group stage against Venezuela on July 26, Mauritania on July 28, Spain on July 29 and concluding group play against Bahrain on August 1.

The top two teams will advance to face two sides from Group B in the semifinals. Group B includes Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, Morocco and Qatar.

Here’s the full roster for the Under-19s ahead of this month’s tournament:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Brady Scott (De Anza Force Academy; Petaluma, Calif.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.), Justin Vom Steeg (Unattached; Santa Barbara, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (7): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marlon Fossey (Fulham F.C.; Surbiton, Great Britain), Hector Montalvo (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United; Trenton, N.J.), Donovan Pines (DC United; Clarksville, Md.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Amir Bashti (Stanford University; Cupertino, Calif.), Pierre Da Silva (Orlando City SC; Port Chester, N.Y.), Christian Enriquez (Nomads FC; San Diego, Calif.), Nelson Hunsinger (Leg A-Z; Mary Esther, Fla.), Kevin Lankford (FC Heidenheim; Heidenheim, Germany), Weston McKennie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; Bridgeview, Ill.), Devin Vega (San Antonio, Texas)

FORWARDS (4): Colby Agu (Capital Area Railhawks; Cary, N.C.), Abdulkadir Haji (Seacoast United; Manchester, N.H.) Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)

1 comment
  • Dennis

    I am excited to see if John Nelson continues to impress as a fullback. He is not flashy, but so far has shown he knows how to defend well without the mental lapses we see too often. New level, we’ll see how it goes. (Also, gotta like Colby since that is my son’s name.)


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