View Full Version : Rongen releases roster for U-20 camp

12-14-2009, 10:01 PM
Below is the roster for the first US U-20 Camp of the 2011 cycle:

GOALKEEPERS: Earl Edwards (Nomads SC), Justin Luthy (Boston College), Spencer Richey (Crossfire Premier)

DEFENDERS: Gale Agbossoumonde (Miami FC), Paolo Del Piccolo (Louisville), Moises Hernandez (FC Dallas Juniors), Zachary Herold (West Pines United), Perry Kitchen (Chicago Magic), Tyler Polak (CSA Legacy), Kofi Sarkodie (Akron), Zarek Valentin (Akron), Jared Watts (North Meck SC; Statesville, N.C.), Ethan White (Maryland), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA), Eriq Zavaleta (FC Pride)

MIDFIELDERS: Jose Altamirano (San Diego State), Christian Castaneda (Hertha Berlin), Marlon Duran (Latino Americana), Luis Gil (Pateadores), Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United), Andrew Lubahn (Wake Forest), Carlos Martinez (Wilmington Jrs.), Colin Murphy (Boston College), Amobi Okugo (UCLA), Will Packwood (Birmingham City), Nicholas Palodichuk (Washington Premier FC), Fabrice Picault (Cagliari Calcio), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame)

FORWARDS: Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Will Bates (Virginia), Tristan Bowen (Los Angeles Galaxy), Victor Chavez (Real So Cal), Ryan Finley (Duke), Stefan Jerome (West Pines United), Jack McInerney (Cobb SC), Dominick Sarle (BW Gottschee)

The bolded you might remember from the US U-17 World Cup team. The main highlight of this roster for me is the return of Sebastian Lletget who was rumored to be up for grabs internationally with interest in Argentina and Italy, but it looks like he's still in the mix for the US in the future. I also like seeing professionals joining the group for U-20s, like Zamora, Castaneda, Picault, Agudelo, and Bowen.

Overall, there are 36 players in the camp (3 keepers, 12 defenders, 13 midfielders, 8 forwards). Twelve join from college, four play professionally in the US, four play in Europe (all midfielders), and 15 are from US Club teams.

The biggest question for me is why Rongen still has this job. He blew it for us with Subotic, and how nice would he have been with Onyewu possibly out right up until (or through) the World Cup. Then, he put forth an awful and unprepared team in Egypt at this summer's U-20 World Cup. It might be time for some new thinking in this position, but looks like we have Rongen for another go 'round.