New York Red Bulls trio, John Harkes' son lead call-ups for US Under-20 January camp
US Under-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos (above) called up 36 players on Friday ahead of a 10-day camp in Florida, led by a trio New York Red Bulls Homegrown players, as well as a current RBNY Academy player and two former RBNY Academy players now starring in the college game.
Other MLS players include Real Salt Lake defender Jordan Allen and forward Benji Lopez, Chivas USA midfielder Marco Delgado, and Philadelphia Union forward Zach Pfeffer, as well as Chicago FIre Academy player defender Grant Lillard and RSL Arizona academy midfielder Corey Baird.
Six of the players called ply their trade at professional clubs abroad, including Cruzeiro midfielder Luis Felipe and Boca Juniors midfielder Joel Sonora, the son of former Dallas, New York, and D.C. defender Diego Sonora.
Another player with a famous father, Ian Harkes, son of former USMNT captain John Harkes, is getting his first look with the U-20s after being named a Freshman All-American this fall at Wake Forest.
2012 Young Player of the Year Rubio Rubin, who starred for the US Under-17 team, will look to continue to impress at the next age group before he completes a contract to join Dutch club FC Utrecht.
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jeff Caldwell (N.C. Fusion; Todd, N.C.), Santiago Castaño (New York Red Bulls; Union City, N.J.), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zack Steffen (Maryland; Downington, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (10): Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake; Rochester, N.Y.), Michael Amick (UCLA; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Sulaiman Dainkeh (Maryland; Reston, Va.), Conor Donovan (Capital Area RailHawks Academy; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Trevor Haberkorn (Furman; Roanoke, Texas), Grant Lillard (Chicago Fire Academy; Hinsdale, Ill.), Jalen Markey (North Carolina; Renton, Wash.), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Shaquell Moore (IMG Academy; Powder Springs, Ga.), John Requejo Jr. (Real So Cal; Carpinteria, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (14): Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake AZ; Escondido, Calif.), Arun Basuljevic (New York Red Bulls; Mahopac, N.Y.), Marco Delgado (Chivas USA; Glendora, Calif.), Luis Felipe (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube; Ouro Branco, Brazil), Ian Harkes (Wake Forest; Fairfax, Va.), Jacori Hayes (Wake Forest; Bowie, Md.), Brian Iloski (UCLA; Escondido, Calif.), Eric Lickert (SC Freiburg; Glotteral, Germany), Saalih Muhammad (Dinamo GNK; Richmond, Calif.), Adam Najem (Akron; Clifton, N.J.), Cristian Roldan (Washington; Pico Rivera, Calif.), Herbert Robinson (Club Santos Laguna; Monclova, Mexico), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina), Omar Thompson (Unattached; Miami)
FORWARDS (8): Andrew Brody (Louisville; Orlando, Fla.), Benji Lopez (Real Salt Lake; San Diego), Ricardo Lopez-Espin (Shattuck-St Mary’s; Miami), Amando Moreno (New York Red Bulls; Morganville, N.J.), Alex Muyl (Georgetown; New York), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union; Dresher, Pa.), Rubio Rubin (Unattached; Beaverton, Ore.), Travis Wannemuehler (NC State; Evansville, Ind.)