Jurgen Klinsmann's son, 14 MLS academy products highlight US Under-18 roster for April camp
There may soon be another Klinsmann making a name for himself in the world of American soccer.
Goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, son of US men's national team head coach Jurgen, was one of 24 players called up by head coach Javier Pérez for US Under-18 national team's camp in Carson, Calif., which is set to take place from April 4-13, according to a release from US Soccer on Tuesday.
The roster also features 14 players from MLS academies. Real Salt Lake and the Chicago Fire lead thre way with three players each, the LA Galaxy will send two players, and San Jose, Colorado, D.C., Columbus, Dallas and Houston will all send a single player.
The U-18s will play two friendlies while in camp, on April 8 against Canada and on April 12 against Mexico.
Here is the complete US U-18 roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Christian Herrera (Real Salt Lake AZ; Las Cruces, N.M.), Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): David Chavez (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake AZ; Tucson, Ariz.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Rapids; Longmont, Colo.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Alex Ramos (LA Galaxy; Reseda, Calif.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis), Kyle Scott (Chelsea; Bristol, England), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Patrick Jean-Giles (D.C. United; Lorton, Va.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Stephen Payne (Chicago Magic PSG; Birmingham, Ala.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Ben Swanson (Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.)
FORWARDS (4): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Boca Raton, Fla.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Jorge Ruiz (LA Galaxy; Mission Hills, Calif.)