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College soccer maintains YNT influence

Published: October 7, 2015

As the men’s college season plunges further into conference season for nearly all of the country, a youth national team camp shakes out a handful of top players from some of the nation’s title contenders. That and more in this week’s bull’s-eye look at big doings in the realm of men’s college soccer.

U20s raid the college cabinet

Anyone who thinks college soccer doesn’t still have a foothold in the youth national team landscape didn’t check out the latest U20 Men’s National Team camp roster.

The new U20 MNT cycle is just cranking up in advance of the 2017 U20 World Cup, and half of the 20-man roster was plucked from college soccer. Those players: goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann (California); defenders Henry Martin (Princeton), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico), Malcolm Jones (UCLA), and Marcello Borges (Michigan); midfielders Sean Wilson (North Carolina), Evan Waldrep (Creighton) and Jackson Yueill (UCLA); and Maryland forwards Sebastian Elney and Eryk Williamson.

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