US Under-20 national team coach Tab Ramos during the CONCACAF U-20 Championship

New York Red Bulls trio among 7 Homegrowns named to US Under-20 national team for Italy camp

Seven MLS Homegrown players are among the 22-man roster called up by Tab Ramos on Friday for a US Under-20 national team camp in Italy that begins this weekend.

Three New York Red Bulls products lead the group: forward Amando Moreno, center back Matt Miazga and goalkeeper Santiago Castaño

Chivas USA midfielder Marco Delgado, FC Dallas defender Kellyn Acosta, Real Salt Lake forward Benji Lopez and Philadelphia Union forward Zach Pfeffer (currently on loan to German Bundeliga club TSG Hoffenheim) are also part of the group that will convene in Verona starting Sunday through Nov. 20.

Other notable names on the squad include Borussia Dortmund midfielder Junior Flores, Fulham midfielder Emerson Hyndman and Molde FK goalkeeper Ethan Horvath.

The US are expected to play three friendlies over the course of the camp: against Hellas Verona Primavera on Nov. 13, Iran's U-20 team on Nov. 18 and an opponent that has not yet been determined a day later.

Former USMNT players Clint Mathis and Tony Meola will join Ramos' staff for the camp.


GOALKEEPERS (2): Santiago Castaño (New York Red Bulls; Union City, N.J.), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK; Highlands Ranch, Colo.)

DEFENDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Conor Donovan (Capital Area RailHawks Academy; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Matias Fracchia (NJSA 04; Roselle Park, N.J.), 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 (8): Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Chivas USA; Glendora, Calif.), Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund; Manassas Park, Va.), Romain Gall (FC Lorient; Herndon, Va.), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland AFC; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham FC; Plano, Texas), Kristian Scott (Swansea City AFC; Winterbourne, Bristol), Omar Thompson (Wigan Athletic; Miami)

FORWARDS (6): Kainoa Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen; Henderson, Nev.), Benji Lopez (Real Salt Lake; San Diego), Amando Moreno (New York Red Bulls; Morganville, N.J.), Zach Pfeffer (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Dresher, Pa.), Rubio Rubin (Unattached; Beaverton, Ore.), Ben Spencer (Molde FK; Albuquerque, N.M.)

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