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Plenty of MLS representation on US U-23s for tune-up tournament in Spain

US U-23 national team head coach Jason Kreis has called up 24 players to his latest roster for the United International Football Festival in Las Palmas, Spain.

The Americans will take on Brazil on Nov. 14 and then play either Chile or Argentina on Nov. 17, the second game being either the tournament final or third-place game depending on the outcome of the first game.

The tournament will serve as preparation for the US ahead of Concacaf qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The qualifying tournament will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico in March and April, and the USMNT will aim to return to the Olympics for the first time since the 2008 summer games in Beijing.

16 players currently plying their trade in MLS are on the roster, including three Philadelphia Union players and four from Real Salt Lake. All told, nine MLS clubs are represented on the roster.

USA U-23 roster for United International Football Festival

Pos. Player Club
GK Freese, Matt Philadelphia Union
GK Marcinkowski, JT San Jose Earthquakes
GK Scott, Brady Koln/GER
D Carter-Vickers, Cameron Stoke City/ENG
D Duncan, Kyle New York Red Bulls
D Glad, Justen Real Salt Lake
D Herrera, Aaron Real Salt Lake
D McKenzie, Mark Philadelphia Union
D Richards, Chris Bayern Munich/GER
D Robinson, Antonee Wigan Athletic/ENG
D Vines, Sam Colorado Rapids
M Aaronson, Brenden Philadelphia Union
M Cappis, Christian Hobro/DEN
M Dotson, Hassani Minnesota United
M Ledesma, Richie PSV Eindhoven/NED
M Mendez, Alex Ajax/NED
M Mihailovic, Djordje Chicago Fire
M Sands, James New York City FC
F Ebobisse, Jeremy Portland Timbers
F Lennon, Brooks Real Salt Lake
F Lewis, Jonathan Colorado Rapids
F Sabbi, Emmanuel Hobro/DEN
F Saucedo, Sebastian Real Salt Lake
F Toye, Mason Minnesota United