CARSON, Calif. -- Jack McBean is racking up starts and appearances for the LA Galaxy, but whether or not he'll be a member of the U.S. Under-20 team remains a question mark and according to U-20 head coach Tab Ramos, he has plenty of work in front of him.
McBean has made nine appearances in all competitions with four starts -- all in MLS play -- with two goals and one assist. McBean was last named to a U.S. U-20 camp last December in Florida and on Friday, Ramos offered his assement of the 18-year-old forward.
“Jack is a player that we like a lot. He's a good player. I think he continues to be on our depth chart, but he's not one of the ones that we're looking at right now as we go with the top five or six forwards that we have. He's not one of those," said Ramos. "Now, with the experience that we've had so far with so many injuries. In the end, he could end up on the team as well. But we don't know.”
During this U-20 camp, Ramos called up six forwards: Vancouver Whitecaps FC's Omar Salgado, Santos Laguna's Daniel Cuevas, Chicago Fire's Victor Pineda as well as college players Danny Garcia and Alfred Koroma as well as Seattle Sounders Academy forward Jordan Morris.
Meanwhile, Ramos named forwards Jerome Kiesewetter, Mario Rodriguez and Brandon Allen to the U.S. roster for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
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