Zach Pfeffer takes a shot vs. FC Dallas

Suspended for match against Sporting KC, Philadelphia Union attacker Zach Pfeffer gets US U-23 call-up

Philadelphia Union Homegrown attacker Zach Pfeffer is headed across the Atlantic to join the United States U-23s.

According to U.S. Soccer, Pfeffer, who turned 20 in January, will join Andi Herzog's side for its match against Denmark on Tuesday in Copenhagen. The U-23s began their European training stint, the first camp of 2015 as they prep for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament, with a 5-2 victory against Bosnia U-21s in Tuzla on Friday.

Should he play, Pfeffer will make his first national team appearance in 2015. He was one of 19 players called-up to the U.S. U-20 team for a September 2014 camp in Argentina, scoring the lone goal in a 1-1 draw with the hosts. In April of last year, Pfeffer was a member of the US U-20 team that took part in the Dallas Cup, playing in four out of the five games, scoring one goal and handing out two assists.
 
Pfeffer has played in 12 games and made four starts since joining the Union in 2011 as the team’s first Homegrown player. He received a red card for violent conduct in Philadelphia's 2-0 loss to FC Dallas on March 21 and was suspended for two games by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. He will be eligible to return to MLS play on April 11 against New York City FC.