Seven MLS players named to US U-20 pre-qualifying training camp to open 2015

The US play their first game of the tournament on January 9 in Kingston, Jamaica against Guatemala.

Seven MLS players have been invited to the first US U-20 camp of 2015, which convened in Sunrise, Florida on Sunday. Head coach Tab Ramos called on 21 players for the camp, and has a provisional roster of 35 from which he will choose 20 for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Ramos will name his 20-man roster on January 2, and the camp will last until January 5. The US play their first game of the tournament on January 9 in Kingston, Jamaica against Guatemala.

“I am looking forward to our last camp leading into U-20 World Cup qualifying, and there will be some very difficult selections in what we think is a very competitive, deep and united pool of players,” said Ramos in a press release on USsoccer.com. “They have performed well together over the past 18 months.”

The seven MLSers called into camp are New York Red Bulls central defender Matt Miazga; Orlando City right back Tyler Turner; FC Dallas d-mid Kellyn Acosta; Toronto FC midfielder Marco Delgado; Columbus Crew SC attacker Romain Gall; LA Galaxy forward Bradford Jamieson IV; and San Jose Earthquakes playmaker Tommy Thompson.

In addition, defenders Erik Palmer-Brown of Sporting KC and Tommy Redding of Orlando City, as well as midfielder Zach Pfeffer of the Philadelphia Union are on the 35-man squad.

35-man Provisional Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jeff Caldwell (Virginia), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), Zack Steffen (SC Freiburg)
DEFENDERS (12): Michael Amick (UCLA), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur), Conor Donovan (N.C. State), Chase Gasper (UCLA), Luis Martir (Chivas Guadalajara), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (Unattached), Chris Odoi-Atsem (Maryland),Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Tommy Redding (Orlando City), John Requejo (Club Tijuana), Tyler Turner (Orlando City)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Fernando Arce (Club Tijuana), Corey Baird (Stanford), Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC), Luis Felipe (Cruzeiro), Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew SC), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union), Joel Soñora (CA Boca Juniors)
FORWARDS (8): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy), Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana), Alex Muyl (Georgetown), Andrija Novakovich (Reading), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), Ben Spencer (Indy Eleven), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes)
21-man Camp Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Horvath, Steffen
DEFENDERS (7): Donovan, Gasper, Martir, Miazga, Moore, Requejo, Turner
MIDFIELDERS (7): Acosta, Arce, Canouse, Delgado, Flores, Gall, Gooch
FORWARDS (5): Arriola, Jamieson IV, Moreno, Spencer, Thompson

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