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USA name U-18 roster for tournament in Czech Republic

The Development Academy provides 19 of the 20 players on the roster, with Tottenham Hotspur the other.

Michael Steele

The United States named their U-18 roster for the International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek in the Czech Republic. The 20-man roster features 19 domestic-based players, all of whom have played in the Development Academy before, to go along with one player from Tottenham Hotspur.

Cameron Carter-Vickers is the Spurs player, born and raised in England, but has American citizenship, presumably through a parent. He is one of the top prospects in the Spurs academy as a big, strong defender who is good with the ball at his feet. He has been a regular member of the U-21 team and even captained the team at a tournament in France despite being just 16 years old.

Sebastian Saucedo is one of the more highly touted players on the U-18 team and he recently signed a homegrown contract with Real Salt Lake. He is one of two RSL products on the team, to go along with the LA Galaxy, who have Malcolm Jones and Jorgie Ruiz. Haji Wright is the youngest player on the team, the only born in 1998, and he is unattached, although he has been training with the Galaxy academy. The Chicago Fire provide the most players on the team with three.


Goalkeepers: Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)

Defenders: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham; Westcliff on Sea, Essex), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake AZ; Tucson, Ariz.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.)

Midfielders: Mukwelle Akale (Unattached; Minneapolis, Minn.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Jorge Ruiz (LA Galaxy; Mission Hills, Calif.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Ben Swanson (Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio), Sean Wilson (Philadelphia Union; West Chester, Pa.), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.)

Forwards: Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Boca Raton, Fla.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Haji Wright (Unattached; Los Angeles, Calif.)