January 6, 2016
4 NJ players, 3 from Red Bull Academy in U-20 camp
Four players from New Jersey, including three from the Red Bulls Academy, have been called into a 36-player camp for the first U.S. Under-20 men's national team camp of the year.
U.S. U-20 coach Tab Ramos called in Red Bulls Academy's Marcello Borges, Andrew Lombard and Matt Olosunde and PDA forward Isaiah Young into camp.
The camp will also include the teamís first four matches of the new year. On Jan. 8, the U-20s will take on local all-star team CASA, followed by Weston FC of the National Premier Soccer League. On Jan. 12, the U.S. will play two opponents which are TBD.
Borges (Kearny, N.J.), a freshman at Michigan, returns to theteam after playing with the squad in 2015. In his first year of college Borges played 11 games, including five starts, as a winger. Borges played for the Red Bulls academy since 2010, and saw action with Red Bulls II in the USL.
Lombard (Montclair, N.J.), a freshman at Northeastern, also returns to the side after playing with the team in 2015. In his first college season he started 13 games for the Huskies. The defender played for the Red Bulls Academy and helped his team to an 18-4 record and No. 4 national ranking.
Olosunde (Trenton, N.J.), a 17-year-old defender and current member of the Red Bulls academy, spent the 2014-15 season in residency at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., with the U.S. U-17 national team. He has spent time with the Red Bulls U-16 squad and plays center back and right back. Last year, Olosunde played with Tyler Adams in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup. There he started the first game, but was forced out of the tournament with an injury.
The U.S. roster:
Goalkeepers (4): Jonathan Klinsmann (Cal), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown, San Jose Earthquakes Academy), Mason Stajduhar (Orlando City), Justin Vom Steeg (UCSB)
Defenders (12): Danilo Acosta (Real Salt Lake), Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy Academy), Jonathan Bell (D.C. United), Marcello Borges (Michigan, Red Bulls Academy), David Burns (Sacramento Republic), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico, Real Salt Lake Academy), Malcolm Jones (UCLA, LA Galaxy Academy), Andrew Lombard (Northeastern, Red Bulls Academy), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire Academy), Tommy Redding (Orlando City), Miles Robinson (Syracuse), Diego Silva (Maryland, Real Salt Lake Academy)
Midfielders (11): Amir Bashti (Stanford, San Jose Earthquakes Academy), Joshua Doughty (Manchester United), Cam Lindley (Indiana Fire Academy, a Chicago Fire affiliate), Lucas Mendes (D.C. United Academy), Matt Olosunde (Red Bulls Academy), Martin Salas (North Carolina, FC Dallas Academy), Yosef Samuel (Philadelphia Union), Evan Waldrep (Creighton, Real Salt Lake Academy), Eryk Williamson (Maryland, D.C. United Academy), Jackson Yueill (UCLA), Alex Zendejas (FC Dallas)
Forwards (9): Coy Craft (FC Dallas), Jeremy Ebobisse (Duke), Sebastian Elney (Maryland, Philadelphia Union Academy), Juan Flores (RGV FC Toros, a Houston Dynamo affiliate), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders), Josh Perez (Fiorentina), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic), Abu Winter (Philadelphia Union), Isaiah Young (PDA)