Jorge Ruiz and Malcolm Jones called up to U.S. U-18 squad for upcoming tournament in Czech Republic

14 August 12:41 pm

Jorge Ruiz and Malcolm Jones called up to U.S. U-18 squad for upcoming tournament in Czech Republic

By Adam Serrano

LA Galaxy Academy stars Malcolm Jones and Jorge Ruiz were named to the 20-man roster for the upcoming Vaclav Jezek International Tournament from Aug. 14-24

Both Jones and Ruiz were both instrumental in the Galaxy's U-16 U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy title. During the Academy campaign, Jones, a center back, tallied 27 appearances for the Galaxy U-16 team while Ruiz scored 13 goals in 27 games played.

Joining the U.S. U-18's is Los Angeles born forward Haji Wright, who has been a member of the Galaxy Academy for the last several years, but is currently listed by U.S. Soccer as unattached. Wright is currently in Germany training with Schalke 04's U-17 team. Reportedly joining Haji in Germany is his younger brother Hanif, who has also played within the Galaxy Academy system. 

The complete U.S. U-18 roster is below. 

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), James Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (6): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham; Westcliff on Sea, Essex), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake AZ; Tucson, Ariz.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Mukwelle Akale (Unattached; Minneapolis, Minn.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Jorge Ruiz (LA Galaxy; Mission Hills, Calif.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Benjamin Swanson (Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio), Sean Wilson (Philadelphia Union; West Chester, Pa.), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.)

FORWARDS (4): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Boca Raton, Fla.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Haji Wright (Unattached; Los Angeles, Calif.