Arriola, Thompson headline squad for USMNT Under-20 camp in Argentina

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The U.S. Men’s U-20 National Team is set to embark on a 10-day training camp to kick off September, and head coach Tab Ramos has taken the chance to call in slew of familiar faces.

U.S. Soccer announced Friday that Ramos has selected a 19-player roster for a training camp in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that is set to take place from Sept. 1-10.

The roster is headlined by the inclusion of Club Tijuana forward Paul Arriola, as well as San Jose Earthquakes forward Tommy Thompson. Thompson will be among nine training camp participants who also took part in July’s National Training Center Invitational.

The roster will consist of six players who currently play in MLS, including Thompson, New York Red Bulls teammates Santiago Castaño and Matthew Miazga, LA Galaxy forward Bradford Jamieson IV, Philadelphia Union forward Zach Pfeffer and Sporting KC defender Erik Palmer-Brown.

The trip will be highlighted by a Sept 9. clash with the Argentina U-20s, while the team has also scheduled a friendly match on Sept. 4 against the Boca Juniors reserves. There may be one more match added to the schedule in the near future.

Take a closer look at the full roster after the jump:

GOALKEEPERS: Jeff Caldwell (Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Santiago Castaño (New York Red Bulls; Union City, N.J.), Evan Louro (Michigan; South River, N.J.)

DEFENDERS: Conor Donovan (North Carolina State; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Chase Gasper (UCLA; Alexandria, Va.), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), John Requejo Jr. (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.), Tyler Turner (Orlando City; Milford, Conn.)

MIDFIELDERS: Fernando Arce (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Gboly Ariyibi (Unattached; Arlington County, Va.), Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Luis Felipe (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube; Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais), Joel Soñora (Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina)

FORWARDS: Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union; Dresher, Pa.), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes; Loomis, Calif.)

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What do you think of the September roster? Which player are you most excited about? Any snubs?

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6 Responses to Arriola, Thompson headline squad for USMNT Under-20 camp in Argentina

  1. DanO says:

    Is he wearing old school Copa Mundials?

    Awesome!

  2. slowleftarm says:

    Is this mandatory? Miazga actually plays some first team games for RBNY and with their crowded upcoming schedule I would imagine he’d get some games during this camp.

    • somedude says:

      Gotta keep calling him up if Poland keeps trying too

    • ernj says:

      I believe Petke said he was going to release him. Looks like Perinelle and maybe even Armando will get minutes.

      Left back us a bigger concern with Miller called for at least part on the Cops Centroamerica, Oyongo for ANC qualifiers for Cameroon and Convey having surgery.

  3. Jon says:

    Good stuff

  4. bryan says:

    this lineup is stronger than i expected. would be cool if USSF streamed both games.