The U.S. U18 Men’s National Team is in Carson, California this week for a pair of international friendlies against Canada. Head coach Javier Perez called in 24 players for the six-day camp, which starts on Oct. 20.
There are a number of familiar names in this group, as this is the first camp for the 1999 age group with the U18 moniker. There is a new name to the youth structure in this camp in AIK forward Nebiyou Perry. He is one of three international based players on this roster. Perry is the only one from a European club.
New England Revolution leads the way in representation on the roster with four players on this team. The St. Louis Scott Gallagher club has three players on the team.
A source provided TopDrawerSoccer with a look at the roster.
Goalkeepers (4): Carlos Mercado (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Trey Miller (New England Revolution; Monson, Mass.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.), Carson Williams (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)
Defenders (7): Calvin Aroh (New England Revolution; Glastonbury, Conn.), Jordi Avila (Kendall SC; Hialeah Gardens, Fla), Daniel Jones (New England Revolution; West Hartford, Conn.), Gabe Kash (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro; Marshall, Ill.), Aedan Stanley (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; Columbia, Ill.), Angel Uribe (Club Tijuana; Tijuana, Mexico), Carson Vom Steeg (Real So Cal; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Midfielders (6): Raul Aguilera, Jr. (Orlando City; Sanford, Fla.), Jose Carranza (DC United; Manassas, Va.), Jack Maher (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro; Caseyville, Ill.), Gabriel Paniagua (Kendall SC; Miami, Fla.), Nick Taitague (FC Richmond; Midlothian, Va.), Juan Torres (Georgia United; Lilburn, Ga.)
Forwards (7): Lucas del Rosario (Capital Area Railhawks; Durham, N.C.), Griff Dorsey (Colorado Rush; Evergreen, Col.), Jonathan Gonzalez (C.F. Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Jeanpaul Marin (New York Red Bulls; Rego Park, N.Y.), Nebiyou Perry (AIK Fotboll; New York, N.Y.), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution; Boston, Mass.), Aristotle Zarris (RSL Arizona; Casa Grande, Az.)