Julian Araujo is back! The 19-year-old LA Galaxy defender has returned to the United States U-23s roster for January Camp after departing at the beginning of camp due to an illness. Araujo replaces FC Dallas defender Bryan Reynolds on the roster, who is leaving January Camp due to “personal reasons.”
: Defender @julian__araujo has been added to the U-23 #USMNT #JanuaryCamp roster.— U.S. Soccer YNT (@USYNT) January 19, 2021
Additionally, defender Bryan Reynolds will be departing camp for personal reasons.
Are those “personal reasons” related to the rumors surrounding Reynolds’ impending move to Europe, specifically to Juventus (and then on loan to Benevento) in Serie A? One can speculate that it’s related. However, no reasons were given other than personal, so let’s hope everything is okay with Bryan Reynolds and we get to see him back in a camp in the near future. For Araujo, he returns to camp with the hope that he can stick around with the USMNT when they play their just-announced friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on January 31st.
The updated U-23 roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Matt Freese (Philadelphia Union), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Brady Scott (Austin FC)
DEFENDERS (11): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), George Bello (Atlanta United), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls), Chris Gloster (PSV Eindhoven), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake), Aboubacar Keita (Columbus Crew), Henry Kessler (New England Revolution), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire), Donovan Pines (D.C. United), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United), Bryang Kayo (Wolfsburg), Andrés Perea (Orlando City), Tanner Tessmann (FC Dallas), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes)
FORWARDS (7): Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), Daryl Dike (Orlando City), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers), Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids), Benji Michel (Orlando City), Djordje Mihailovic (CF Montreal)
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