Tab Ramos - in US national team gear
Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

10 MLS players called up to USMNT U-20 squad for March friendlies

US U-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos named his squad for a training camp and two friendlies in Spain ahead of the U-20 World Cup this year.

Ten current MLS players from 10 different teams were included in the 20-player roster, with the camp and friendlies taking place in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain. Among the call-ups are four MLS rookies: Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Trey Muse, Columbus Crew SC defender Aboubacar Keita, FC Cincinnati midfielder Frankie Amaya and New England Revolution forward Justin Rennicks.

They will play France on March 22 and Japan on March 25.

The US will play in the U-20 World Cup in Poland in May, where they are scheduled to play in Group D against Ukraine, Nigeria and Qatar.

“I’m looking forward to our last camp before the U-20 World Cup,” Ramos said in a statement. “With competition against two quality opponents, it’s one more opportunity for us to build a strong core and one more chance for the players to leave a good impression in order to be considered for the final 21-player roster. Japan always has highly skilled youth teams and France is always a World Cup contender.”

USMNT U-20 2019 March camp roster

Pos. Player Club
GK C.J. Dos Santos Benfica
GK Trey Muse Seattle Sounders
D Sergino Dest Ajax
D Chris Gloster Hannover 96
D Aboubacar Keita Columbus Crew SC
D Jaylin Lindsey Sporting KC
D Matthew Real Philadelphia Union
D Chris Richards Bayern Munich
M Frankie Amaya FC Cincinnati
M Christian Cappis Hobro
M Andrew Carleton Atlanta United
M Chris Durkin D.C. United
M Alex Mendez Freiburg
M Juan Pablo Torres NYCFC
F Ayo Akinola Toronto FC
F Jonathan Amon Nordsjaelland
F Konrad de la Fuente FC Barcelona
F Ulysses Llanez Unattached
F Justin Rennicks New England Revolution
F Sebastian Soto Hannover 96

WHO YA GOT? Make your playoff picks with the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge. It free to play and you'll have a ton of fun competing against your friends, family, and colleagues. Plus you could win great prizes!