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Sullivan, McGlynn, Wynder headline USMNT U-20 January camp roster

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The U.S. Under-20 men’s national team takes the field for the first time in 2023 as early preparation for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup begins.

Jack McGlynn, Joshua Wynder, and Quinn Sullivan headline Gonzalo Segares’ 23-player roster for the upcoming January camp at IMG Academy in Florida from Jan 19-29. Segares will lead the USMNT U-20 camp as current head coach Mikey Varas joins the USMNT senior team for its pair of friendlies in California.

A total of 13 players return from the USMNT U-20’s title run at last summer’s Concacaf U-20 Championship. The Americans won their third straight confederation title and qualified for both the U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Sullivan was named to the tournament’s Best XI after netting six goals, one behind Golden Boot winner Paxten Aaronson. Tyler Wolff, Antonio Carrera, Mauricio Cuevas, among others also excelled for the USMNT U-20’s in Honduras.

Wynder, Emi Ochoa, and Owen Wolff headline six players who will be seeking their first caps for the USMNT U-20’s. Wynder, a current USL prospect with Louisville City, was a nominee for 2022 U.S. Soccer Young Men’s Player of the Year after a strong year for club and country.

Here is a closer look at the USMNT U-20 roster:


GOALKEEPERS: Antonio Carrera (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Emmanuel Ochoa (San Jose Earthquakes; Salinas, Calif.)

DEFENDERS: Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Mauricio Cuevas (Club Brugge/BEL); Marcus Ferkranus (LA Galaxy; Santa Clarita, Calif.), Alexander Freeman (Orlando City SC; Plantation, Fla.), Michael Halliday (Orlando City SC; Apopka, Fla.), Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Thomas Williams (Orlando City SC; Titusville, Fla.), Joshua Wynder (Louisville City FC; Louisville, Ky.)

MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Alvarado Jr. (Vizela/POR; Los Angeles, Calif.), Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Diego Luna (Real Salt Lake; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; Middle Village, Pa.), Niko Tsakiris (San Jose Earthquakes; Saratoga, Calif.), Owen Wolff (Austin FC; Braselton, Ga.)

FORWARDS: Jackson Hopkins (D.C. United; Fredericksburg, Va.), Roald Mitchell (Wake Forest; Montclair, N.J.), Korede Osundina (Orange County SC; Redmond, Wash.), Quinn Sullivan (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.), Tyler Wolff (Atlanta United FC; Austin, Texas)

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  1. Seems they could have combined the u19 and u20 camp in my opinion.

    No Cremanschi for either u19’s or u20’s. Maybe he has chosen Argentina for the time being. He didn’t make the Argentina U20 roster but he may be on their alternate list for injuries.

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    • Get more guys in this way. I think a few years ago they did them together and played each other. Maybe with staff pulling double duty and some youth staff positions never filled after Covid they don’t have enough coaches.

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  2. Interesting to see Brendan Craig on this squad and Jalen Neal at the senior camp (cupcake). Is Neal seen as THAT far ahead of Craig, or is Neal just a token inclusion on the senior team due to omission from the U-20 team?

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    • I think Neal is a little bigger physically so perhaps that’s why. Serbia is bringing his LAG teammate Joveljic so he should have some familiarity with the opponent.

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  3. So strange that Varas is going to be at NT camp and Segares is leading this group.
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    I’ve got family in Louisville so I watch a lot of Lou City and got to see Wydner in person this summer. I’m excited to see how he does.

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    • Had same thought regarding Varas, and it is making me nervous they are looking at him as a possible candidate for the senior job. I actually think Varas seems a really bright young coach with a big future if he wants it, but the resume is far too thin for USMNT manager.

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