U.S. Soccer has its new Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach.
Former Colorado Rapids head coach Anthony Hudson has been named the new U.S. Under-20 head coach. Hudson, 38, has been out of coaching since being fired by the Rapids last May.
U.S. Soccer has been in search of a new U-20 head coach after Tab Ramos left for the Houston Dynamo coaching vacancy in October. Ramos led the U-20’s to three consecutive quarterfinal appearances in World Cup play, with the latest coming in Poland last June.
Hudson totaled an 8-26-9 record in regular-season play with the Rapids. Prior to his short MLS stint, Hudson was the manager of both the New Zealand and Bahrain Men’s National Teams, totaling a 12-13-14 combined record for both countries.
He also coached Tottenham Hotspur’s reserve side back in 2010, as well as English Conference Premier club Newport County in 2011.
The U.S. Under-20s are kicking off training camp in Bradenton, Florida this week, and will play a pair of friendlies against Mexico.
Here is the roster for the U-20 camp:
GOALKEEPERS (4): David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City), John Pulskamp (Sporting Kansas City), Patrick Schulte (St. Louis University)
DEFENDERS (10): Jacob Akanyirige (San Jose Earthquakes), Nico Benalcazar (Wake Forest), Kevin Bonilla (FC Dallas), Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher), Blake Malone (North Carolina), Kurowskybob Pierre (Real Salt Lake), Andre Reynolds II (Chicago Fire), Stuart Ritchie (Hannover 96), Leonardo Sepulveda (Salamanca)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids), Leon Flach (St. Pauli), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo), Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas)
FORWARDS (5): Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City), Cameron Harper (Celtic), Matko Miljevic (Argentinos Juniors), Dante Sealy (FC Dallas), Marlon Vargas (Seattle Sounders)