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Coy Craft earns USA U-18 call up for NTC Invitational

The U-18s continue their work towards the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


Yet another international call up will hit FC Dallas' roster this month as Homegrown forward Coy Craft has been called up by US Under-18 national team head coach Javier Perez for the NTC invitational.

The three-team tournament with Uruguay and the Czech Republic, will be held at StubHub Center in Carson, California, from July 11-15.

Craft is one of four MLS players called into the camp alongside Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC), and Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders).

This puts Craft out of contention for this weekend's game against Orlando and possibly out for next week's game against D.C. United.

The U-18 national team is the age group (players born 1997 or later) that will aim to qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), J.T. Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (6): Marcello Borges (New York Red Bulls Academy; Kearny, N.J.), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls Academy; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy Academy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Andrew Lombard (New York Red Bulls Academy; Montclair, N.J.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire academy; Bolingbrook, Ill.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Cam Lindley (Chicago Fire Academy; Carmel, Ind.), James Murphy (PDA; Scotch Plains, N.J.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Utah), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC; Grove City, Ohio), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.)

FORWARDS (6): Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal CF; Minneapolis, Minn), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Philadelphia Union Academy; Boca Raton, Fla.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo Academy; Pasadena, Texas), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders; Des Moines, Wash.), Haji Wright (New York Cosmos; Los Angeles, Calif.)