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U.S. Soccer announces squads for U-23 and U-20 camps

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With the 2016 Olympics a year away, the U.S. National Team is looking in their youth system to find pieces to add to the puzzle.

Andi Herzog called up 18 players into the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team camp while Tab Ramos selected 20 players for his U.S. Under-20 side. Only ten of the 20 players on the Ramos’ roster were on his side that competed in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship months ago.

Meanwhile, Herzog’s team has a bit more experience with three of his players, including Luis Gil, Wil Trapp and Jordan Morris, having been called up to the senior side in the past. Khiry Shelton, a rookie forward for New York City FC, also received his first call-up to the U-23s.

The U-23 team will play Bosnia’s U-23 National team March 27th and then take on Denmark on March 31st. Meanwhile, the U-20 side will face the Tottenham U-21s in a closed door match on March 27 and play England’s U-21 Men’s national Team on March 29th in Plymouth, England.

Take a look at the U.S. U-23 and U-20 rosters below:


GOALKEEPERS (2): Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio), Tyler Miller (Zweibrücken; Woodbury, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (5): Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (Chicago Fire; San Jose, Calif.), Ariel Lassiter (LA Galaxy II; Temecula, Calif.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; Gahanna, Ohio)

FORWARDS (6): Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Alfred Koroma Shams (Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach; North Hollywood, Calif.), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC; Leander, Texas)


GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Caldwell (Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Thomas Olsen (University of San Diego; Las Vegas, Nev.)

DEFENDERS (6): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC; Fuquay-Varina, N.C.), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Desevio Payne (Groningen; Greenwood, S.C.), John Requejo (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.).

MIDFIELDERS (6): Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC; Glendora, Calif.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham; Dallas, Texas), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg; Coral Springs, Fla.), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina).

FORWARDS (6): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Andrija Novakovich (Reading; Muskego, Wis.), Maki Tall (Red Star; Washington, D.C.), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes; Loomis, Calif.), Dembakwi Yomba (Atlético Madrid; Lithonia, Ga.).


What do you think of these squads? Like the inclusions of both Herzog and Ramos? Excited to see some new faces?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Who is this guy – Dembakwi Yomba (Atlético Madrid; Lithonia, Ga.)?
    Forward on the the U20 squad.
    How long has he been on the A. de Madrid development squad?
    Anyone seen him play?

  2. Pool is so deep and at this point who is anyone to question this prospect over that prospect.. Looks like a great group of ynt regulars, new faces, dual nats, out of club guys and some that are looking good in the pros already. Excited to see these groups play.

    My question is Roy Lassitier lives in Temecula?

  3. For those of us who follow MLS…I am excited to see Tommy Thompson for the U20 and Shelton for the U23…that kid has been a beast for NYC coming in as a sub


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