Jon Top & College Trio Joining US in Mexico
The CONCACAF U20 Championships are just around the corner and FC Dallas figures to play a big part in things.
Tab Ramos has called together a group of 20 North American based players to meet up in Puebla, the site of next month's CONCACAF U20 Championships which also serve as the qualifiers for the the Under-20 World Cup happening in Turkey this summer.
Tab Ramos' squad features four FCD-affiliated players in homegrown signing Jonathan Top as well as ACC-based college players Mikey Ambrose(Maryland), Danny Garcia(UNC) and Boyd "OC" Okwuono(UNC).
While not everyone from this roster will make the U20 tournament next month, Top and Garcia are considered to be very likely to make the squad while Okwuono is a high possibility and Ambrose is still in the mix.
U.S. U-20 MNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City; Overland Park, Kan.), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Mikey Ambrose (Maryland; Frisco, Texas), Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Unattached; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (North Carolina; Mission, Texas), Daniel Metzger (Maryland; Holmdel, N.J.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)
FORWARDS (6): Brandon Allen (Georgetown; Old Bridge, N.J.), Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Daniel Garcia (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), Darius Madison (Virginia; Philadelphia, Pa.), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas), Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)