Kreis includes 15 MLS players in roster for US U-23 national team Utah camp

Fifteen MLS-based players were included in the latest roster for the US Under-23 men's national team, as coach Jason Kreis gathers a group of 21 for their third training camp of 2019.

The roster will congregate in Herriman, Utah, the training home of Real Salt Lake, over the next week for what’s been dubbed a “domestic camp,” and includes 13 of the players who took part in a “combined summer training camp” along with members of the senior USMNT pool in Annapolis, Maryland last week.

RSL lead the way with four players represented, while the Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders each send two. Two college players got the call, as did one based in Spain, Mukwelle Akale, and New York City FC academy product Gio Reyna, the 17-year-old prospect who’s been heavily linked to a move to Borussia Dortmund.

This week’s camp is the latest step in the U-23s’ preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, with Concacaf’s qualifying tournament taking place later this year. The United States men will attempt to end a two-cycle drought in Olympic participation which dates back to 2008.

US Under-23 training camp roster

Pos. Player Club
GK Marcinkowski, JT San Jose Earthquakes
GK Thomas, Andrew Stanford Univ.
GK Vom Steeg, Justin LA Galaxy
D Farfan, Marco Portland Timbers
D Justen Glad Real Salt Lake
D Aaron Herrera Real Salt Lake
D Maher, Jack Indiana Univ.
D Rogers, Sam Seattle Sounders
D Trusty, Auston Philadelphia Union
M Aaronson, Brenden Philadelphia Union
M Acosta, George Unattached
M Akale, Mukwelle CF Villarreal B
M Lindley, Cameron Memphis 901 FC
M Saucedo, Bofo Real Salt Lake
M Williamson, Eryk Portland Timbers
M Yueill, Jackson San Jose Earthquakes
M Zelalem, Gedion Sporting KC
F Lennon, Brooks Real Salt Lake
F Michel, Benji Orlando City SC
F Ocampo-Chavez, Alfonso Seattle Sounders
F Reyna, Giovanni Unattached