U.S. Soccer Names Men’s Senior-U23 and U20 Rosters
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On a busy Sunday for U.S. Soccer, the federation released rosters for the Men’s full national team, U23’s and U20’s.

Jurgen Klinsmann named 23 players for away friendlies against Denmark, March 26, and Switzerland on the 31st.

Yedlin has dad very little opportunity to shine in the EPL. (Getty Images)

Yedlin has dad very little opportunity to shine in the EPL. (Getty Images)

Klinsmann has selected a mostly European based squad that includes Julian Green and DeAndre Yedlin, two young players that are not seeing first team soccer with their clubs.

Current first choice keeper Brad Guzan has been left out as his wife prepares to give birth, while Geoff Cameron, the only U.S. field player seeing minutes in the English Premier League has also been bypassed as Klinsmann has a look at some newer faces.

With CONCACAF Olympic Qualifications for Rio de Janeiro 2016 approaching, recently appointed U.S. U23 Men’s National Team coach Andi Herzog called 18 players to Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, for the U23’s first training camp of 2015.

Andi Herzog (center) work with the men's nation team at the 2014 Brazil World Cup. (ISI Photos/John Todd)

Andi Herzog (center) work with the men’s nation team at the 2014 Brazil World Cup. (ISI Photos/John Todd)

Following a training camp from March 23-26 the Olympic hopefuls will face Bosnia’s U23 National Team on Friday, March 27, in Tuzla, before moving on to face Denmark on Tuesday, March 31.

8 of the players called in by Herzog were members of the Tab Ramos coached side that represented the U.S. at the 2013 U20 World Cup.

And speaking of Ramos and the U20’s, 18 players are headed to London where the team will train from March 23-30, before playing Tottenham (3/27) and then England’s U21 (3/29) team’s. Neither game will be televised or live streamed, and only the England match will be open to the public.

Ramos is bringing in a familiar group, with just three newcomers included on the roster. The U20 team will be back in Europe for a second camp, this time in Austria, from April 18-26. The Americans will play the U20 teams from Qatar and Croatia in preparation for the U20 World Cup in New Zealand.

The U20 World Cup runs from May 30-June 20. The Young Yanks open Group A play against Myanmar on May 30, then face host’s New Zealand on June 2, before wrapping up group play versus Ukraine on June 5.

Here are the three U.S. MNT rosters.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)

DEFENDERS (8): Ventura Alvarado (Club America), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Julian Green (Hamburg), Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United FC), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Danny Williams (Reading), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)

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; 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.).

About Peter Nolan

Peter Nolan is a staff writer for the GotSoccer Magazine, covering MLS and other US leagues, He's GotSoccer's chief National Team Correspondent.
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