Tommy Thompson

With Under-20 World Cup on the horizon, five MLS youngsters called to US U-20 camp in England

The roster for the first US Under-20 national team camp since the team qualified for this summer’s U-20 World Cup was announced on Sunday, with five MLS players called for the week-long stint in England.

San Jose Earthquakes attacker Tommy Thompson, LA Galaxy forward Bradford Jamieson IV, Sporting Kansas City defender Erik Palmer-Brown, Toronto FC midfielder Marco Delgado and Orlando City SC defender Conor Donovan were called to Tab Ramos’ squad, which will begin training on Monday ahead of friendlies against the Tottenham U-21s on Friday and against the England U-21s next Sunday.

Thompson, Jamieson and Donovan were all part of the team that qualified for the U-20 World Cup at the CONCACAF U-20 Championships in Jamaica in January.

Also in the 20-man group are Fulham midfielder Emerson Hyndman, grandson of former FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman, and former LA Galaxy academy forward Paul Arriola.

The US was drawn into Group A at the U-20 World Cup with hosts New Zealand, Myanmar and Ukraine. The US opens the tournament on May 30 against Myanmar, continues group play on June 2 against New Zealand and wraps the round-robin portion of the tournament against Ukraine on June 5.

This is the first of two camps that the US U-20s will hold before convening for the World Cup. Ramos and his charges will meet in Austria for a camp running from April 18-26 featuring friendlies against Qatar’s and Croatia’s U-20 sides.

Full US U-20 roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Caldwell (University of Virginia), Thomas Olsen (University of San Diego)

DEFENDERS (6): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur), Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC), Shaquell Moore (Unattached), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Desevio Payne (Groningen), John Requejo (Club Tijuana)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Russell Canouse (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg), Joel Sonora (Boca Juniors)

FORWARDS (6): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy), Andrija Novakovich (Reading), Maki Tall (Red Star), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes), Dembakwi Yomba (Atlético Madrid)

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