CHICAGO (December 9, 2010) – Philadelphia Union’s Amobi Okugo and Jack McInerney have been named to the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team roster that will be training at Sunrise, Florida, from December 12-19. The camp will include two friendlies against Canada on December 16 and December 18.
Okugo’s last appearance with the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team was during the Torneo de las Americas Tournament that took place at the Kennesaw State University, November 21-29. Okugo started and played 90 minutes of the National Team losses to Colombia and Mexico, both of which came in PK’s.
McInerney last joined the U.S. U-20 MNT and Okugo in the Cor Groenewegan Tournament that took place in Uitgeest, Netherlands, from May 15-25. The team finished with a 1-1-1 record, picking up a win against SK Lokeren, a draw with Athletico Mineiro and a 2-1 loss to Japan, where McInerney scored the lone U.S. goal.
Okugo and McInerney returned today from a successful Generation adidas tour to Spain, where the squad defeated the Real Madrid (2-1), Rayo Vallecano (1-0) and Atletico de Madrid (4-1) reserve sides. With a very solid performance throughout the entire camp, Okugo started and played the full 90 minutes of each match, while McInerney started games against Rayo Vallecano and Atletico de Madrid, logging a total of 137 minutes.
Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Zac MacMath (Maryland; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Kevin Piedrahita (América de Cali; Queens, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (8): Gale Agbossoumonde (G.D. Estoril Praia; Syracuse, N.Y.), Greg Garza (G.D. Estoril Praia; Grapevine, Texas), Sebastien Ibeagha (Duke; Missouri City, Texas), Perry Kitchen (Akron; Indianapolis, Ind.), Eric Schoenle (West Virginia; Yardley, Pa.), Ben Sweat (South Florida; Palm Harbor, Fla.), Zarek Valentin (Akron; Lancaster, Pa.), Korey Veeder (Unattached; St. Petersburg, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Steven Evans (Portland; Troutdale, Ore.), Joshua Gatt (SC Rheindorf Altach; Plymouth, Mich.), Joe Gyau (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Silver Spring, Md.), Alex Molano (NK Dinamo Zagreb; Grapevine, Texas), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union; Sacramento, Calif.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Kelyn Rowe (UCLA; Newport Beach, Calif.), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United; Sterling, Va.)
FORWARDS (6): Conor Doyle (Derby County FC; McKinney, Texas), Dylan Mares (Louisville; Zionsville, Ind.), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union; Alpharetta, Ga.), Adrian Ruelas (Celtic F.C.; Fontana, Calif.), Soony Saad (Michigan; Dearborn, Mich.), Omar Salgado (Unattached; El Paso, Texas)
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