New U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Anthony Hudson will lead his first training camp from Jan. 7-19 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Hudson has assembled a 24-player roster for the camp, which will face Mexico on Jan. 16 and 18. The roster includes Patrick Schulte is one of three collegiate players on the roster. He recently finished his freshman season at Saint Louis University where he was named to the All-Freshman team in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Schulte had an impressive freshman campaign in goal. He had a 1.05 goals against average and eight shutouts. He played every minute between the posts except for the Billikens’ game at SMU, which he missed as he was with the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team in Slovenia in September.
The training camp will provide Hudson his first chance to work with the U-20 player pool ahead of this summer’s CONCACAF U-20 Championship, where the USA will look to defend its confederation title after winning the 2017 and 2019 editions. The U.S. is set to take on Costa Rica, Jamaica and St. Kitts and Nevis in the group stage of the tournament. The men’s U20 world cup qualifying competition will be disputed in three stages, in February, June and July of 2020.
Twelve players, half of the roster, logged professional minutes in 2019. Seventeen are based at U.S. clubs, while seven play internationally. Twenty-one of 24 players have spent at least one season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2001 are age-eligible for the 2020 Concacaf U-20 Championship. Hudson has called 20 players born in 2001, two born in 2002 and one born in 2003.
Goalkeeper David Ochoa is the lone returnee from the USA’s 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup squad. Ochoa started two games for the U.S. in Poland.
Ochoa backstopped Real Monarchs to the USL Championship title this fall.
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.)