By RYAN TOLMICH
Fresh off call-ups to the senior side, Jordan Morris, Rubio Rubin, Emerson Hyndman and Cody Cropper are set to join up with the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team for an October camp.
U.S. Soccer announced the U-23’s full 21-man squad Friday as the team prepares for next week’s trip to Brazil, where they will train for three days before taking on Brazil’s U-23’s Oct. 13 at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.
Next week’s camp in Brazil marks the U-23’s third gathering of the season, with the most recent resulting in a 5-1 victory over the Bahamas senior national team on Aug. 6. The current roster features nine players who featured in the win, including Morris and Dennis Flores, each of whom scored a goal in the victory.
The roster also features 16-year-old defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, who currently is currently a member of the Tottenham academy. Carter-Vickers previously featured for the U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team in their run to the championship at the 21st International Tournament of Václav Ježek in the Czech Republic.
Though there is no official indication, it’s likely that MLS regulars Wil Trapp, Shane O’Neill, Luis Gil, and DeAndre Yedlin were not made available for the training camp by their clubs.
Check out the rest of the U-23 roster below:
GOALKEEPERS: Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio), Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.)
DEFENDERS: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), William Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS: Dennis Flores (Club León; Pasadena, Calif.), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids; Jackson, Miss.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham; Dallas, Texas), Benji Joya (Chicago Fire; San Jose, Calif.), Esteban Rodriguez (Dorados de Sinaloa; Bell Gardens, Calif.)
FORWARDS: Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Sean Okoli (Seattle Sounders FC; Federal Way, Wash.), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach; North Hollywood, Calif.), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht; Beaverton, Ore.), Ben Spencer (Indy Eleven; Albuquerque, N.M.)
What do you think of the U.S. U-23 roster? Which players stand out to you? Who do you expect to shine in next week’s friendly?
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