Salgado, Oliver among 26 called in for U.S. Under-20 camp

Salgado, Oliver among 26 called in for U.S. Under-20 camp

U.S. Under-20 National Team

Salgado, Oliver among 26 called in for U.S. Under-20 camp



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Vancouver Whitecaps striker Omar Salgado and 2011 CONCACAF Under-17 World Cup qualifying leading scorer Andrew Oliver were among 26 players called in for a U.S. Under-20 training camp by coach Tab Ramos.

The camp begins Monday in Clermont, Fla., lasts until March 1 and includes friendlies against the FC Dallas reserves and the Montreal Impact reserves.

The 18-year-old Salgado maintains his place with the U-20s for another cycle after being part of this past summer's U-20 World Cup qualifying squad. The inclusion of Oliver marks the striker's return to the U.S. set-up after he was dismissed from the U-17 residency program and was left off of the roster for the U-17 World Cup this summer.

Other notable inclusions on the roster include Tigres UANL left back Juan Pablo Ocegueda, who has dual United States-Mexico eligibility; Liverpool striker Villyan Bijev, who is on loan playing for the Fortuna Dusseldorf second team; and U-17 World Cup standouts Alejandro Guido, Mobi Fehr and Alfred Koroma.

Here are the 26 players called into camp:


GOALKEEPERS: Tomas Gomez (Georgetown; Webster Groves, Mo.), Jesus Guzman (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Kamil Kaminski (Legia Warszawa; Berlin, Conn.). 

DEFENDERS: AJ Cochran (Wisconsin; St. Louis, Mo.), Sean Cunningham (Molde FK; Troy, Mich.), Christian Dean (California; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Mobi Fehr (Unattached; Tokyo, Japan), Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (UANL Tigres; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina; Edmund, Okla.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman; Lawrenceville, Ga.). 

MIDFIELDERS: Seth Casiple (California; Rocklin, Calif.), Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Matt Dunn (OFK Beograd; Dallas, Texas), Daniel Garcia (FC Dallas Academy; Dallas, Texas), Alejandro Guido (Unattached; Chula Vista, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (North Carolina; Mission, Texas), Collin Martin (D.C. United Academy; Chevy Chase, Md.), Daniel Metzger (Maryland; Staten Island, N.Y.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bollingbrook, Ill.). 

FORWARDS: Villyan Bijev (Fortuna Düsseldorf; Fresno, Calif.), Alfred Koroma (Solar Chelsea SC; Southlake, Texas), Sean Okoli (Wake Forest; Federal Way, Wash.), Andrew Oliver (Chicago Fire Academy; Indianapolis, Ind.), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps; El Paso, Texas).


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