Taylor called into USA U-23 camp

Taylor called into USA U-23 camp

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Taylor called into USA U-23 camp



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The U.S. Under-23 men's national team roster for Olympic qualifying appears set, with forward Tony Taylor getting called in as the 20th player on the squad.

Taylor was not originally included on the U.S. team, but an injury to an unnamed player (believed to be Columbus Crew midfielder Dilly Duka) over the weekend forced head coach Caleb Porter to look for an alternative.

Taylor, who played in the U.S. team's 2-0 win over Mexico in Dallas last month, will join the Americans on March 14 ahead of their Olympic qualifying opener on March 22 versus Cuba in Nashville, Tenn. The Jacksonville, Fla. native currently plays for Estoril Praia in Portugal's second division.

Porter can still make alterations to his team. He has until March 20 to submit an official 20-man roster to CONCACAF for the tournament.

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