US roster for FIFA Under-20 World Cup

Brooks Lennon - Real Salt Lake - Celebrates victory

Head coach Tab Ramos named nine MLS players to the 21-man US roster for the upcoming FIFA Under-20 World Cup which kicks off on May 20 in South Korea.

Real Salt Lake lead the way with four players named (Danny Acosta, Justen Glad, Brooks Lennon, Sebastian Saucedo), while Sporting Kansas City (Erik Palmer-Brown), Orlando City (Tommy Redding), the Philadelphia Union (Derrick Jones), the Portland Timbers (Jeremy Ebobisse) and the New York Red Bulls (Tyler Adams) are all represented by one player each.

Among the other 12 players on the squad, forward Lagos Kunga plays for Atlanta United's academy, while University of New Mexico defender Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake), Georgetown University goalkeeper J.T. Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes) and University of Maryland midfielder Eryk Williamson (D.C. United) are all products of MLS youth academies.

Signed by the Philadelphia Union last July, Jones made his MLS debut this season, and the 20-year-old midfielder has already made eight appearances in the club's nine league matches to date. Jones needed to be cleared by FIFA to represent the USA after he was previously capped by youth national teams from his native Ghana.

Palmer-Brown makes his second appearance in a FIFA U-20 World Cup after representing the USA in the 2015 edition, held in New Zealand, in which the USA lost to eventual champions Serbia in the quarterfinals.

The US U-20 team will face Ecuador (May 22), Senegal (May 25) and Saudi Arabia (May 28) in Group F play, with all matches broadcast live on FS1 in the United States.

US U-20 2017 World Cup roster 

Goalkeepers (3)
GKJonathan Klinsmann (University of California)
GKJ.T. Marcinkowski (Georgetown / San Jose Earthquakes Academy)
GKBrady Scott (De Anza Force)
Defenders (7)
DDanny Acosta (Real Salt Lake)
DCameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
DMarlon Fossey (Fulham)
DJusten Glad (Real Salt Lake)
DAaron Herrera (University of New Mexico / Real Salt Lake Academy)
DErik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City)
DTommy Redding (Orlando City)
DAuston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)
Midfielders (5)
MTyler Adams (New York Red Bulls)
MLuca De La Torre (Fulham)
MDerrick Jones (Philadelphia Union)
MEryk Williamson (University of Maryland / D.C. United Academy)
MGedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Forwards (6)
FJeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers)
FLagos Kunga (Atlanta United Academy)
FBrooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake)
FEmmanuel Sabbi (unattached)
FJosh Sargent (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri)
FSebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake)