OKUGO, MCINERNEY CALLED UP BY U-20 USMNT

The Union duo will travel to the Netherlands May 15-25

CHICAGO (May 5, 2010) – Philadelphia Union’s own Amobi Okugo and Jack McInerney return to their U-20 United States Men’s National Team duties this month when the duo travels to Uitgeest, Netherlands to compete in the Cor Groenewegan Tournament from May 15-25. 

Though the tournament schedule has not been finalized, the 20-man team, coached by Thomas Rongen, will play friendly matches against Senegal on May 18 and Korea Republic on May 20. 

This is Okugo’s third tour of the year with the team, having played in the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in February and the Dallas Cup in March, while McInerney was called up to the squad for the CONCACAF Championship. 

Roster By Position: 

GOALKEEPERS (2): Samir Badr (FC Porto; Fairfax, Va.), Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town; Athens, Ga.) 

DEFENDERS (7): Gale Agbossoumonde (SC Braga; Syracuse, N.Y.), Chad Barson (Akron; Lewis Center, Ohio), Bryan De La Fuente (Chivas USA Academy; Bell, Calif.), Perry Kitchen (Akron, Indianapolis, Ind.), Kofi Sarkodie (Akron; Huber Heights, Ohio), Zarek Valentin (Akron; Lancaster, Pa.), Parker Walsh (1860 Munich; Irvine, Calif.) 

MIDFIELDERS (8): Erik Benjaminsen (Stabæk; Sandvika, Norway), Lester Dewee (Olympique de Marseille; Kensington, Md.), Bryan Dominguez (Miami FC; Atlanta, Ga.), Alex Molano (Dinamo Zagreb; Grapevine, Texas), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union; Sacramento, Calif.), Moises Orozco (Real So Cal; Oxnard, Calif.), George Pantelic (FK RAD Belgrade; Woodland Hills, Calif.), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA; Sylmar, Calif.) 

FORWARDS (3): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls; Barnegat, N.J.), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union; Alpharetta, Ga.), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich; Irvine, Calif.)

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