LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo named to U.S. U-23 roster for upcoming friendlies in Spain

LOS ANGELES – LA Galaxy defender Julian Araujo has been named to the U.S.  Under-23 National Team’s roster for a pair of friendlies in Spain later this month.

Araujo and the U.S. U-23 will play their first matches of the 2020 U-23 cycle in San Pedro del Pinatar against Egypt on Friday, March 22 and the Netherlands on Sunday, March 24. The games will kick off at 9 a.m. PT at Pinatar Arena in San Pedro del Pinatar.

Araujo, 17, made his MLS debut in the Galaxy’s 3-2 victory over Minnesota United last Saturday.  

Newly named U-23 head coach Jason Kreis will lead the team as they begin their process to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The United States will be hoping to qualify for their first tournament since the 2008 season.

The complete roster is below: 

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha BSC/GER; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (9): Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy; Lompac, Calif.), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL; Southend-on-Sea, England), Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers; Portland, Ore.), Jack Maher (Indiana; Caseyville, Ill.), Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United/ENG; Trenton, N.J.), Donovan Pines (D.C. United; Clarksville, Md.), Lucas Pos (FC Lausanne-Sport/SUI; Irvine, Calif.), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG; Milton Keyes, England), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United FC; Arlington, Mass.)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Derrick Jones (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Penn.), Cameron Lindley (Orlando City SC; Carmel, Ind.), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; Lemont, Ill.), Keaton Parks (New York City FC; Plano, Texas), Eryk Williamson (Portland Timbers; Alexandria, Va.), Jackson Yueill (San Jose Earthquakes; St. Paul, Minn.)     

FORWARDS (6): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; Bethesda, Md.), Josh Perez (LAFC; La Habra, Calif.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro IK/DEN; Columbus, Ohio), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; O'Fallon, MO), Tim Weah (Celtic FC/SCO; Rosedale, N.Y.), Haji Wright (Schalke/GER; Los Angeles, Calif.)