Tab Ramos will be taking a squad with plenty of professional experience to Brazil for some training ahead of 2016 Summer Olympic qualifying. The United States U23 roster includes just one amateur player -- Stanford's Jordan Morris -- and features a heavy dose of players seeing regular minutes for their club teams, especially those from MLS.
Among the other notable names to get the call for the training session that officially starts on Oct. 10 and will include a match against Brazil's U23 team on Oct. 13 are Fulham's Emerson Hyndman and Utrecht's Rubio Rubin. The team also has eight players from MLS, most of whom are seeing regular minutes. Another interesting addition to the team is Ben Spencer, a 6-foot-5 19-year-old who's currently on loan to the Indy Eleven from Molde. Spencer has scored three times in six appearances at the U18 level, but this is his first call to the U23 team.
This is the third time Ramos has assembled the U23 roster this year.
Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio), Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.)
DEFENDERS (8): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), William Packwood (Birmingham City; Concord, Mass.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Dennis Flores (León; Pasadena, Calif.), Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids; Jackson, Miss.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham; Dallas, Texas), Benji Joya (Chicago Fire; San Jose, Calif.), Esteban Rodriguez (Dorados de Sinaloa; Bell Gardens, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Sean Okoli (Seattle Sounders FC; Federal Way, Wash.), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach; North Hollywood, Calif.), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht; Beaverton, Ore.), Ben Spencer (Indy Eleven; Albuquerque, N.M.)