FC Dallas Homegrown striker Bryan Reynolds and 11 MLS academy players were called by head coach Omid Namazi to the US Under-18 national team for an upcoming training camp and pair of friendlies against the Costa Rica U-18s.
The team will train in Orlando, Fla. from Feb. 4-12 and play twice against Costa Rica. The camp is the third of the cycle for the U-18s and includes three players – Reynolds, former Real Salt Lake academy midfielder Taylor Booth and Chargers Soccer Club goalkeeper Jacob Schick – who were on the US roster at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.
The roster also includes a trio of Best XI conference selections from the 2016-17 US Soccer Development Academy season in New York City FC academy defender Nico Benalcazar, Sporting KC academy midfielder Cameron Duke and D.C. United academy defender Nelson Martinez.
US U-18 training camp roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake; Oxnard, Calif.), Jacob Schick (Chargers Soccer Club; Palm Harbor, Fla.), Kris Shakes (Philadelphia Union; Austin, Texas)
DEFENDERS (6): Julian Araujo (Barca Academy; Lompoc, Calif.), Nico Benalcazar (New York City FC; Wilton, Conn.), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsuher SC; Karlsruher, Germany), Nelson Martinez (D.C. United; Woodbrigde, Va.), David Mendoza (Chicago Fire; Gage Park, Ill.), Leonardo Sepulveda (LA Galaxy; Corona, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Taylor Booth (Unattached; Eden, Utah), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC; Overland Park, Kan.) Roberto Hategan (Sacramento Republic F.C.; Chicago, Ill.), Aidan Morris (Crew SC Academy; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.; New York, N.Y.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Stuart Ritchie (FC Groningen; Pleaston, Calif.) Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas; Little Rock, Ark.), Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa F.C.; Savannah, Ga.)
FORWARDS (6): Konrad De La Fuente (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Jalen Hawkins (FC Bayern Munich; Regensburg, Germany), Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy; Lynwood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Jose Rivas (Crew SC Academy; Weston, Fla.), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC; Chicago, Ill.)