Ramos adds Stuttgart's Kiesewetter to US Under-20 roster

Jerome Kiesewetter with Hertha Berlin

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US Under-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos added Jerome Kiesewetter to his CONCACAF U-20 Championship roster on Monday, giving the young Yanks some firepower up front.

The 20-year-old Kiesewetter, a Berlin native, has been part of the US youth set-up since 2011 and has seven caps at the U-20 level, including during last October's Marbella Cup tournament. The dual US-German national plays for the reserve team of Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart, which competes in the German third division. 

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Ramos' US roster now stands at 19 players and, according to US Soccer, a 20th player will be added before the U-20 Championship kicks off on Feb. 17. The US open their tournament, which doubles as CONCACAF qualifying for this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup, on Feb. 18 against Haiti in Puebla, Mexico.

US U-20 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

Goalkeepers (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton FC; Maple Grove, Minn.), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara Univ.; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Zackary Steffen (FC DELCO Academy; Downington, Pa.)

Defenders (5): Eric Miller (Creighton Univ.; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (CD Guadalajara; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Univ. of North Carolina; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.)

Midfielders (5): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (Sporting Kansas City; Mission, Texas), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)

Forwards (5): Brandon Allen (Georgetown Univ.; Old Bridge, N.J.), Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento), Daniel Garcia (Univ. of North Carolina; Dallas), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart; Berlin), Mario Rodriguez (FC Kaiserslautern; North Hollywood, Calif.) Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)