Villarreal, Sorto, and Torre called to U.S. U-20 Training Camp in Puebla, Mexico

11 January 1:19 pm

Villarreal, Sorto, and Torre called to U.S. U-20 Training Camp in Puebla, Mexico

By Adam Serrano

LA Galaxy Homegrown players Jose Villarreal and Oscar Sorto  have been called up by U.S. Under-20 national team head coach Tab Ramos for a week-long training camp from Jan. 14-22 in Puebla, Mexico. 

Joining Villarreal and Sorto is former Galaxy Academy defender Javan Torre who is currently at UCLA. 

During the camp, the U.S. will face Panama twice in closed-door matches on Jan. 19 and Jan. 21. Ramos selected Puebla as the location for the U.S. camp as the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship will take place in Puebla from Feb. 18 to March 3. The four countries from the tournament will qualify for the 2013 U-20 World Cup in Turkey, which takes place from June 21 to July 13. 

Eight of the 20 players called up to the U.S. U-20 squad are California natives.

The complete list is below...

GOALKEEPERS : Jon Kempin (Sporting Kansas City; Overland Park, Kan.), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.)

DEFENDERS: Mikey Ambrose (Maryland; Frisco, Texas), Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Unattached; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS: Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (North Carolina; Mission, Texas), Daniel Metzger (Maryland; Holmdel, N.J.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)

FORWARDS: Brandon Allen (Georgetown; Old Bridge, N.J.), Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Daniel Garcia (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), Darius Madison (Virginia; Philadelphia, Pa.), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas) Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)