Troy Roberts Selected To Play for Under-20 U.S. National Team
Nov. 29, 2001
BERKELEY - The United States Soccer Federation announced Wednesday that Cal freshman Troy Roberts has been selected to participate in the Under-20 National Team Training Camp to be held January 2-12 in Chula Vista, Calif.
Roberts, an All-Pac-10 honorable mention, started all 20 games for the Golden Bears in 2001. He was a key component of a Cal backfield that limited its opponents to just 24 goals on the year.
'Troy had a tremendous year for us, starting every game as a freshman,' said coach Kevin Grimes. 'This is a natural progression for him to now be with the Under-20 National Team.'
Roberts has had extensive experience at the national level, playing on the Under-18 National Team during his senior year at Washington high school. The Fremont native traveled to Holland and Portugal to take part in international tournaments as well has Florida and Illinois for national competition.
'He spent most of last year with the under-18 squad,' said Grimes. 'As he continues to develop as a player, he should have a long career with the U.S. National Team.'