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Clark, Sealy, Aaronson headline USMNT U-20 January camp roster

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The U.S. Under-20 men’s national team will continue its preparations for a busy summer with its first training camp of 2022 later this January.

Caden Clark, Dante Sealy, and Paxten Aaronson headlined Mikey Varas’ 26-player roster for a week long training camp in Bradenton, Florida. The USMNT Under-20’s will train at IMG Academy from Jan. 24-Feb. 2 as its continues its preparations for involvement in this summer’s Concacaf U-20 Championship.

Both Caden Clark and Kobi Henry return to the Under-20 team after earning senior call-ups to Gregg Berhalter’s squad in December. Anthony Ramos, Mauricio Cuevas, Patrick Bohui and Clark all earned European moves this winter while Obed Vargas, Caleb Wiley and Daniel Edelman all signed MLS Homegrown contracts.

The Concacaf Under-20 Championship will serve as qualification into the 2023 FIFA Under-20 World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics. January will make Varas’ second camp in charge as head coach after being hired in November.

The USMNT Under-20’s took part in the Revelations Cup last November, posting a 0-2-1 record in the friendly tournament.

Here is a closer look at the full roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Antonio Carrera (FC Dallas), KyMani Dade (LA Galaxy), Anthony Ramos (Real SC/POR).

DEFENDERS : Noah Allen (Inter Miami CF), Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union), Mauricio Cuevas (Club Brugge/BEL), Marcus Ferkranus (LA Galaxy), Michael Halliday (Orlando City SC), Kobi Henry (Orange County SC), Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United FC), Thomas Williams (Orlando City SC).

MIDFIELDERS: Paxten Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), Javier Casas Jr. (Chicago Fire FC), Caden Clark (RB Leipzig/GER), Daniel Edelman (New York Red Bulls), Kristian Fletcher (Unattached), Diego Luna (El Paso Locomotive), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union), Jayvin Van Deventer (Sporting Kansas City), Obed Vargas (Seattle Sounders FC).

FORWARDS: Esmir Bajraktarevic (New England Revolution), Patrick Bohui (Vejle Boldklub/DEN), Brian Gutierrez (Chicago Fire FC), Malick Sanogo (1. FC Union Berlin/GER), Dante Sealy (PSV Eindhoven/NED), Quinn Sullivan (Philadelphia Union).

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