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Two FC Dallas Homegrown players called into US U-20 camp

Former Colorado head coach Anthony Hudson calls in his first camp as U-20 manager.

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FC Dallas Homegrowns Thomas Roberts and Dante Sealy have been called up to the January U-20 National Team Camp by new head coach Anthony Hudson. FC Dallas Academy player Kevin Bonilla also joined Roberts and Sealy at the camp running from until January 19 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

The U-20s will face Mexico on January 16 and 18. This camp will be the first chance the former Colorado Rapids coach will work with the U-20 player pool ahead of this summer’s Concacaf U-20 Championship, where the U.S. will look to defend its confederation title after winning the 2017 and 2019 editions. The U.S. is set to take on Costa Rica, Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis in the group stage of the tournament.

Roberts earned three starts in six appearances for FC Dallas in 2019, playing 237 minutes. He also appeared in 13 matches for 2019 USL League One title-winners North Texas Soccer Club where he scored two goals and recorded two assists in 1,119 minutes played, including the USL League One Final 1-0 win against Greenville Triumph.

Sealy scored one goal and recorded three assists in 19 appearances while on loan with North Texas SC in 2019. Sealy made his professional debut in North Texas SC’s season opener on March 30 and scored his first professional goal on June 1 against the Richmond Kickers.

Bonilla recorded one assists in 14 appearances for North Texas SC. He made his professional debut on March 30 against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC. Bonilla joined the FC Dallas Academy in 2010 and helped lead the FC Dallas U-18/19 Academy team to the championship game of the Academy Playoffs. He signed a letter National Letter of Intent with the Portland Pilots in 2019 and will join the team in the fall as a freshman.