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U.S. U-20 roster released for September friendlies

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Charlie Kelman, Konrad De La Fuente, and David Ochoa headline a talented roster.

USA v Ecuador: Quarter Final - 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Photo by Lars Baron - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

United States U-20 Men’s National Team coach Tab Ramos has released the roster for the team’s upcoming September friendlies in Slovenia. The U-20s will face Croatia and the United Arab Emirates U-23 team.

Ramos’ 22-man roster consists entirely of players born in 2001, the latest year in which players could have been born and be eligible to feature at the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Goalkeeper David Ochoa and forward Konrad De La Fuente are the only two players called-in who featured at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Roster:

Goalkeepers (2): David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake; Oxnard, Calif.), Patrick Schulte (Saint Louis Billikens; St. Charles, Mo.)

Defenders (8): Kwabena Boateng (UC Irvine Anteaters; Elk Grove, Calif.), Jose Kevin Bonilla (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), George Campbell (Atlanta United; Chester, Pa.), Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union; Oldsmar, Fla.), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher/GER; Wilton, Conn.), Stuart Ritchie (Hannover/GER; Pleasanton, Calif.), Leonardo Sepulveda (Salamanca/ESP; Corona, Calif.), Travian Sousa (Hamburger SV/GER; Sacramento, Calif.)

Midfielders (7): Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; Littleton, Colo.), Justin Haak (New York City FC; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Marcelo Palomino (Unattached; Houston, Texas), Matteo Ritaccio (Liverpool/ENG; Westbury, N.Y.), Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas; Little Rock, Ark.), Tanner Tessmann (FC Dallas; Birmingham, Ala.), Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa/ENG; Savannah, Ga.)

Forwards (5): Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona/ESP; Barcelona, Spain), Johan Gomez (Unattached; Keller, Texas), Cameron Harper (Celtic FC/SCO; Newport Beach, Calif.), Jalen Hawkins (Ingolstadt/GER; Munich, Germany), Charlie Kelman (Southend United/ENG; Basildon, England)

What do you think about the roster?