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Rongen adds Ibeagha and Powers to U-20s

On Sunday, Dartmouth upset Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

A day later, Fighting Irish star Dillon Powers received some news that served as salve on the still open wound. Thomas Rongen invited the 2010 Milk Cup MVP to join the U-20 team in Kennesaw, Ga., where they will play Colombia and Mexico in the Torneo de las Americas.

The Notre Dame sophomore has started all 20 games for Notre Dame and led his team to the ninth seed in the tournament. He also figured in six matches during the U-20's 2010 campaign.

The midfielder should start along with West Ham's Sebastian Lletget, Maccabi Haifa's Alex Zahavi and NK Dinamo Zagreb's Alex Molano.

Duke's freshman star Sebastian Ibeagha was the final addition to the 20-man roster. The 6-foot-1 Houston Dynamo Academy product started 15 games for the Blue Devils after starting 27 matches for the Dynamo's 17/18 side during the 2009-10 campaign. He scored six goals and was named the Academy Player of the Year in 2009.

Ibeagha turns 19 on Jan. 21 and will be one of the youngest players in Rongen's camp. The Nigerian-born defender, whose brother captains the Blue Devils, was selected to the U-15 and U-17 national teams. This is his first call to the U-20 side.

US U-20 MNT Roster By Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Eduardo Fernandez (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Jonathan Kempin (Sporting KC; Leawood, Kans.)

DEFENDERS (6): Gale Agbossoumonde (GD Estoril Praia; Syracuse, N.Y.), Bryan de la Fuente (Chivas USA; Bell, Calif.), Greg Garza (GD Estoril Praia; Grapevine, Texas), Sebastien Ibeagha (Duke; Missouri City, Texas), Korey Veeder (Crystal Palace Baltimore; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Parker Walsh (Karlsruher SC; Roanoke, Va.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United; San Francisco), Alex Molano (NK Dinamo Zagreb; Grapevine, Texas), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union; Sacramento, Calif.), Moises Orozco (Tigres; Oxnard, Calif.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United, Sterling, Va.), Alex Zahavi (Maccabi Haifa F.C.; Los Angeles), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA; Sylmar, Calif.)

FORWARDS (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls; Barnegat, N.Y.), Tristan Bowen (Los Angeles Galaxy; Van Nuys, Calif.), Fuad Ibrahim (Toronto FC; Richfield, Minn.), Omar Salgado (Unattached; El Paso, Texas)

Noah Davis covers the United States national team for MLSsoccer.com. Follow him on Twitter at @noahedavis.

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