Villarreal called into U.S. Under-20 squad for Marbella Cup

01 October 1:12 pm

Villarreal called into U.S. Under-20 squad for Marbella Cup

By Adam Serrano

LA Galaxy forward Jose Villarreal has been called up to the United States Under-20 squad for the upcoming Marabella Cup by head coach Tab Ramos.

The Marabella Cup will take place from October 6-17 in Marabella, Spain and feature matches against Canada, Scotland and Azerbaijan. Villarreal's participation in the tournament will not cause him to miss any league matches, but will prevent him from participating in the club's final Reserve League match on Oct. 12 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Joining Villarreal is former LA Galaxy youth product Mario Rodriguez, who is now with German club FC Kaiserslautern. 

The complete roster is below...

U.S. Under-20 MNT Roster By Position:                              

GOALKEEPERS (2): Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Zackary Steffen (FC Delco Academy; Downington, Pa.). 

DEFENDERS (7): Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC; Berlin, Germany), Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (UANL Tigres; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Birmingham City FC; Concord, Mass.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman; Lawrenceville, Ga.).

MIDFIELDERS (5): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (North Carolina; Mission, Tex.), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool FC; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.).

FORWARDS (5): Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Mario Rodriguez (1. FC Kaiserslautern; North Hollywood, Calif.), Jonathan Top (FC Dallas; Fort Worth, Tex.), Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)