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Rongen Names World Cup Roster

US U-20 Head Coach Thomas Rongen named his 22 man roster for this summer’s U-20 World Cup in Canada. Freddy Adu will become only the second player in FIFA history to compete at three U-20 World Cups. Here is the full US Roster:

Roster by positionGOALKEEPERS (3): Brian Perk (UCLA), Steve Sandbo (SMU), Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (6): Tony Beltran (UCLA), Amaechi Igwe (New England Revolution), Ofori Sarkodie (Indiana University), Nathan Sturgis (LA Galaxy), Julian Valentin (Wake Forest), Tim Ward (Columbus Crew)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Freddy Adu (Real Salt Lake), Bryan Arguez (D.C. United), Michael Bradley (SC Heerenveen), Dax McCarty (F.C. Dallas), Danny Szetela (Columbus Crew), Anthony Wallace (F.C. Dallas)
FORWARDS (6): Andre Akpan (Harvard), Josmer Altidore (N.Y. Red Bulls), Gabriel Ferrari (Sampdoria), Robbie Rogers (Columbus Crew), Johann Smith (Bolton F.C.), Sal Zizzo (UCLA)

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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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2 Responses to Rongen Names World Cup Roster

  1. Cory says:

    How good is this Johann Smith character?

    Any future with the US MNT in the 10′ World Cup? Same with Ferrari and Alitdore, although, I have a pretty good idea what Altidore’s talent is.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Smith did well with Bolton’s Reserves and then went on loan somewhere and was impressive. Ferrari is playing Serie A which in itself says a lot. Akpan is another kid to watch.

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