The U.S. U18 Men’s National Team is one of four U.S. youth national teams holding camp in Florida this week with the U14s, U17s, and U20s also headed to the Sunshine State.
On Wednesday, the U18 roster leaked on twitter via USAProspects. The official roster has not been announced on ussoccer.com yet.
The camp is expected to include scrimmages against the U17 MNT, which is fresh off the success of the Nike International Friendlies. The U17s are preparing for upcoming events as well as the 2015 U17 World Cup.
U18 MNT head coach Javier Perez called in 24 players for the camp including Sporting Kansas City Homegrown signing Erik Palmer-Brown who headlines a group of 13 players with ties to MLS academies.
While there is a lot of familiarity with the names on the list, there are some new faces to the U.S. youth national team structure. Chicago Magic’s Kendall Stork appears to be making his first appearance with the YNT after playing in the Academy Select games at last month’s DA Showcase. Sereno SC’s Gerves Fagan also looks to be getting his first call-up for the U18 MNT.
The weeklong camp starts on January 4 from Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
U.S. U18 Men’s National Team January Camp Roster (courtesy USA Prospects)
Goalkeeper (3): Christian Herrera (Real Salt Lake AZ; Las Cruces, N.M.), James Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.), Justin Vom Steeg (Real So Cal; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Defenders (8): David Chavez (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake AZ; Tucson, Ariz.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills; Calif.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Rapids; Longmont, Col.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Tommy Redding (Chicago Magic; Oviedo, Fla.), Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.)
Midfielders (7): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Cameron Lindley (Indiana Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Abuchi Obinwa (Chicago Magic; Orlando, Fla.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Az.), Benjamin Swanson (Crew Academy; Grove City, Ohio), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn)
Forwards (6): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Boca Raton, Fla.), Gerves Fagan (Sereno SC; Peoria, Az.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Jorge Ruiz (LA Galaxy; Mission Hills, Calif.), Kendall Stork (Chicago Magic; Barrington, Ill.)