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Roster announced for 2019 MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer®

The roster is set for the 2019 MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer®, with players from US and Canadian youth national teams set to represent the league.

The team, coached by Orlando City SC academy director Marcelo Neveleff, will face Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 Team on July 30 at 5 pm ET at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. The match will be broadcasted on TUDN and streamed on Twitter.

Following the Homegrown Game, MLS fans can also experience the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target at 8 p.m. ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

The team includes five players who, at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup, helped bring the U.S. to a record third straight quarterfinal round. The group also features US U-17 centerpiece Gianluca Busio of Sporting Kansas City, as well Orlando City SC forward Benji Michel and Philadelphia Union midfielder Brenden Aaronson, who recently were with the U.S. U-23 team.

Fresh off representing Canada at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup is Toronto FC midfielder Noble Okello. He’s joined by three other Canada U-20 prospects.

Chivas de Guadalajara won the 2019 Liga MX Clausura U-20 title, though the club’s roster will be named at a later date. This is the fifth straight year the Homegrown team faces Mexican competition, with 2018 serving up a 1-1 draw against Tigres UANL. In 2017, they drew Chivas Chivas de Guadalajara 2-2.

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Pos. Player Club
GK Freese, Matt Philadelphia UnionPHI
GK Ochoa, David Real Salt LakeRSL
GK Stajduhar, Mason Orlando City SCORL
D Keita, Aboubacar Columbus Crew SCCLB
D Kinumbe, Daniel Montreal ImpactMTL
D McCue, Erik Houston DynamoHOU
D Pines, Donovan D.C. UnitedDC
D Reynolds, Bryan FC DallasDAL
D Vines, Sam Colorado RapidsCOL
M Aaronson, Brenden Philadelphia UnionPHI
M Bassett, Cole Colorado RapidsCOL
M Busio, Gianluca Sporting KCSKC
M Cerrillo, Edwin FC DallasDAL
M Choiniere, Mathieu Montreal ImpactMTL
M Okello, Noble Toronto FCTOR
M Roberts, Thomas FC DallasDAL
M Servania, Brandon FC DallasDAL
F Bair, Theo Vancouver WhitecapsVAN
F Bwana, Handwalla Seattle SoundersSEA
F Fernandez, Omir New York Red BullsRBNY
F Michel, Benji Orlando City SCORL
F Rennicks, Justin New England RevolutionNE

HEAD COACH: Marcelo Neveleff, Orlando City SC academy director


Chivas U-20 Roster:

  • TIBA SEPULVEDA
  • POLO CORTES
  • BRANDON NAVARRO
  • EDSON SANTOS
  • DEIVOON MAGAÑA
  • LALO TORRES
  • RAUL RANGEL
  • IRVING MARQUEZ
  • ALEJANDRO ORGANISTA
  • DANIEL LOPEZ
  • GIL GARCIA
  • CHEVY MARTINEZ
  • BENJA SANCHEZ
  • ZAHID MUÑOZ
  • RODRIGO REYES
  • JOSSUE CORDOVA
  • WALTER ORTEGA
  • IRVIN ORTIZ
  • MICKY GUZMAN
  • SAMUEL SOLIS
  • SEBASTIAN FIERRO
  • CHEN
  • DIEGO CAMPILLO
  • CRISTIAN ORTIZ
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