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Will Packwood called up for U.S. U-23 friendlies

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Will Packwood’s playing time struggles haven’t taken him off U.S. Soccer’s radar.

Birmingham City announced that Packwood has accepted a call-up to the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team, which is holding a European training camp from March 23-April 1. The U.S. U-23s will face Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on March 27 and Denmark in Copenhagen on March 31.

Packwood has struggled to earn a first team place in the lineup this season. He’s only made one appearance for Birmingham City and he’s made one appearance for Colchester in League One on a short term loan and one appearance for Cheltenham Town in League Two.

The 21-year-old centerback has one cap for the U.S. U-23s and is looking to earn a place in the side for 2016 Summer Olympics qualifying this October, set to take place in the USA.

A U.S. Soccer spokesperson confirmed that the full U.S. U-23 roster would be released this weekend.


What do you think of this news? Glad to see Packwood get another call-up? Do you see him ending up on the Olympic qualifying roster?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. good for him…there is no doubt he showed well when he was able to get on the field last season. hopefully he will break back into the lineup soon. would love to have him get back in the mix along with guys like JAB and Alvarado.

  2. Someone the under 20’s players shown more quality, like Novakovick, Payne, Arriola, Rubio, Gall, Flores and Sonora, these kids need play against higher level. Also, Klinsmann needs to start using some these kids in friendlies with Senior USNT.

    • I doubt Jurgen will call those you mentioned… we will see the usual, Beckerman, Wondo, Davis, etc… and if he calls up youngster they wont see any minutes on the field….

  3. “A U.S. Soccer spokesperson confirmed that the full U.S. U-23 roster would be released this weekend.” i was hoping that each call up, and each dual national called up for a different team, for the 3 teams (USMNT, U23 and U20) would be announced one at a time!


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