U.S. Under-20 head coach Tab Ramos named his 21-man squad for this summer's U-20 World Cup in Turkey and the LA Galaxy -- and the Galaxy Academy -- are well represented.
LA Homegrown Players forward Jose Villarreal and right Oscar Sorto were named to the squad, but they will be joined by several former members of the club's Academy in center back Javan Torre and forward Mario Rodriguez. In total, there are nine players from the state of California, five of which are from Southern California
The U-20's are coming off a disappointing 1-3-0 showing at the Toulon Tournament in France, but the tournament tune-up will likely be far from the team's mind when they begin the U-20 World Cup against Group A rivals Spain on June 21. The U.S. will then take on France on June 24 and Ghana on June 27 to round out group play. A complete quote sheet from Ramos explaining his decisions can be found here.
The complete roster is below.
GOALKEEPERS: 1-Cody Cropper (Southampton FC; Maple Grove, Minn.), 12-Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.), 21-Zach Steffen (FC DELCO; Downington, Pa.)
DEFENDERS: 13-Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), 3-Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Guadalajara; Riverside, Calif.), 5-Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), 18-Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), 4-Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.), 14-Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.), 2-DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders; Seattle, Wash.)
MIDFIELDERS: 16-Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), 10-Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), 8-Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), 15-Mikey Lopez (Sporting Kansas City; Mission, Texas), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)
FORWARDS: 20-Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), 17-Danny Garcia (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), 7-Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), 19-Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), 9-Mario Rodriguez (1. FC Kaiserslautern; North Hollywood, Calif.), 11-Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)