Okugo, Navas named to U.S. Under-20 team for Dallas Cup

Okugo, Navas named to U.S. Under-20 team for Dallas Cup

U.S. Youth National Teams

Okugo, Navas named to U.S. Under-20 team for Dallas Cup


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U.S. Under-20 national team head coach Thomas Rongen named a 20-man roster for the upcoming 2010 Dallas Cup in Frisco, Texas. Philadelphia Union midfielder Amobi Okugo and Houston Dynamo midfielder/forward Francisco Navas were among the players named to the squad.

Here is the team:

GOALKEEPERS: Justin Luthy (Boston College; Dublin, Ohio), Zac MacMath (Maryland; St. Petersburg, Fla.)

DEFENDERS: Chad Barson (Akron; Lewis Center, Ohio), Jesus Gonzalez (CZ Elite; Burbank, Calif.), Ian Hines-Ike (Chivas USA Academy; Littleton, Colo.), Tyler Polak (CSA Legacy; Lincoln, Neb.), Kofi Sarkodie (Akron; Huber Heights, Ohio), Zarek Valentin (Akron; Lancaster, Pa.), Jared Watts (Wake Forest; Statesville, N.C.)

MIDFIELDERS: Jose Altamirano (San Diego State; San Diego, Calif.), Bryan De La Fuente (Chivas USA Academy; Bell, Calif.), Ruben Gonzalez (Chivas USA; Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union; Sacramento, Calif.), Will Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA; Sylmar, Calif.)

FORWARDS: Will Bates (Virginia; Chester, Va.), Ryan Finley (Duke; Lumberton, N.J.), Francisco Navas Cobo (Houston Dynamo; Richmond, Texas), Moises Orozco (Tigres; Oxnard, Calif.)

The Under-20 team will begin play at the Dallas Cup against Mexico on Sunday, March 28th, the Vancouver Whitecaps on March 29 and Eintracht Frankfurt on March 31st. If the team advances from Dallas Cup Group play, the United States will play in the tournament semifinals on April 2 and final on April 4.

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