In a confirmation of what 3rd Degree had reported on Twitter earlier this week, three FC Dallas players have departed for Anthony Hudson’s first camp as US U-20 MNT coach.
Twenty-four players are taking part in the 12-day camp at the IMG Academy. FC Dallas leads all clubs with the three call-ups.
Thomas Roberts and Kevin Bonilla were both called up to November’s cycle-starting camp in Croatia alongside Johan Gomez (now of FC Porto) and Tanner Tessmann (Clemson University). That camp marked Tab Ramos’ last before being named Houston Dynamo head coach. Sealy was with the U-16 BNT at the time as he excelled in the Nike Friendlies in Florida.
All three players were part of North Texas SC’s championship-winning season making double digit appearances. Roberts also spent time this offseason training with Bayern Munich as part of the clubs’ player development partnership.
U-20 USMNT ROSTER BY POSITION:
GOALKEEPERS (4): David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake; Oxnard, Calif.), Chituru Odunze (Leicester City/ENG; London, England), John Pulskamp (Sporting Kansas City; Bakersfield, Calif.), Patrick Schulte (St. Louis University; Saint Charles, Mo.)
DEFENDERS (10): Jacob Akanyirige (San Jose Earthquakes; Pleasanton, Calif.), Nico Benalcazar (Wake Forest; Wilton, Conn.), Kevin Bonilla (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union; Oldsmar, Fla.), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsruher/GER; Bethany Beach, Del.), Blake Malone (North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nev.), Kurowskybob Pierre (Real Salt Lake; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Andre Reynolds II (Chicago Fire FC; Chicago, Ill.), Stuart Ritchie (Hannover 96/GER; Pleasanton, Calif.), Leonardo Sepulveda (Salamanca/ESP.; Corona, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; Littleton, Colo.), Leon Flach (St. Pauli/GER; Bad Schwartau, Germany), Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew S.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas; Little Rock, Ark.)
FORWARDS (5): Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City; Greensboro, N.C.), Cameron Harper (Celtic/SCO; Roseville, Calif.), Matko Miljevic (Argentinos Juniors/ARG; Miami, Fla.), Dante Sealy (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Marlon Vargas (Seattle Sounders FC.; Bakersfield, Calif.)
How in the heck did Anthony Hudson get the US U-20 job after his debacle in Colorado. US Soccer is a total disgrace and will be until the corruption is rooted out.
It’s a mystery. I think I should have told US Soccer I was available.
Earnie Stewart’s bizarre rule that all coaches must be willing to move to Chicago…For a job that sees them run camps in LA or Florida and spend weekends scouting around the country.
There aren’t many interested parties because of that.
How uncommon is it for a 16 year old to be called up to a U20 camp? Very impressive by Sealy.
Fairly rare. But Sealy has always been ahead of the Curve. He’s been in U17 camp a few times with a bunch of 01s and 02s when he’s an 03.