Photo courtesy of Derby County F.C.
Thomas Rongen has selected his 24-man roster for next week's United States Under-20 training camp, and it includes nine first-timers along with a number of players already established at that level.
Among the notable additions are Derby County's Conor Doyle, who will be making his first appearance at any level of the U.S. youth system, and Soony Saad, Michigan's prolific goal-scoring freshman.
The camp will be held from Dec. 12-19 in Sunrise, Fla., and it includes two friendlies against Canada, which will be played on Dec. 16 and 18.
For Saad, the Akron duo of Perry Kitchen and Zarek Valentin and Louisville's Dylan Mares, their arrival at the camp will likely depend on how their respective teams fare at this weekend's College Cup. The final is slated for the opening day of training camp.
Here's the U.S. U-20 roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Zac MacMath (Maryland), Kevin Piedrahita (America de Cali)
DEFENDERS: Gale Agbossoumonde (Estoril Praia), Greg Garza (Estoril Praia), Sebastien Ibeagha (Duke), Perry Kitchen (Akron), Eric Schoenle (West Virginia), Ben Sweat (South Florida), Zarek Valentin (Akron), Kory Veeder (Unattached)
MIDFIELDERS: Steven Evans (Portland), Joshua Gatt (SC Rheindorf Altach), Joe Gyau (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Alex Molano (Dinamo Zagreb), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame), Kelyn Rowe (UCLA), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United)
FORWARDS: Conor Doyle (Derby County), Dylan Mares (Louisville), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Adrian Ruelas (Celtic), Soony Saad (Michigan), Omar Salgado (Unattached)