Owens, Wynne Named To U.S. U-20 Roster For Weekend Matches
Nov. 17, 2004
The U.S., which is coached by former UCLA coach Sigi Schmid, will face Honduras on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 pm ET and Mexico on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 7 pm ET. Both games will be played at Fort Lauderdale's Lockhart Stadium. The team has been in training camp since Monday.
Owens and Wynne, along with four other college players, will only be available for the Honduras game, as they will leave on Saturday morning to join their college teams for the second round of the NCAA Championships. UCLA has a bye in the first round and will host a second round matchup against Loyola Marymount or Cal State Northridge on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 7 pm.
Both Owens and Wynne are mainstays on a UCLA defense that has posted a team goals against average of 0.766 and seven shutouts during the 2004 season. The defense has allowed only 64 shots on goal on the year and held 11 opponents to single-digit shot totals.
Owens, a sophomore from Murietta, has seen prior action with the U-20s, earning two caps and scoring one goal in international play. He has made six starts overall in 2004 for the U-20s and had 33 caps for the U-17s.
Wynne, a freshman from Poway, is making his first appearance with the U-20s. One of the fastest and most athletic players in the collegiate game, Wynne has emerged as a candidate for Freshman of the Year honors, starting 15 of 18 games played and recording two assists.
U.S. U-20 ROSTER
Adu, Freddy - F, 5'8, 150, Potomac, Md. (DC United)
Alvarez, Arturo - M, 5'9', 145, Houston, Texas (San Jose Earthquakes)
Besagno, Nikolas - M/F, 6'1', 175, Maple Valley, Wash. (FC United/U-17 Residency)
Borja, Carlos - D, 5'10', 165, Anaheim, Calif. (ISC Strikers)
Bradley, Michael - M, 6'1', 165, Princeton, N.J. (Metrostars)
Dalby, Greg - D, 6'0', 175, Poway, Calif. (Notre Dame University)
Denny, Jay - M, 6'0', 150, Shenstone, England (Stoke City FC)
Freeman, Hunter - D/M, 5'11', 170, Allen, Texas (University of Virginia)
Gonzalez, Memo - M/F, 5'11', 145, Paramount, Calif. (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Owens, Brandon - D, 6'0', 170, Murrieta, Calif. (UCLA)
Peterson, Jacob - F, 5'10', 160, Portage, Mich. (Indiana University)
Phelan, Patrick - D, 6'1', 175, Enfield, Conn. (Wake Forest University)
Rogers, Robby - D, 5'10', 155, Fairfax Station, Va.
Rueckner, Bryant - GK, 6'0', 155, Rancho Cucamunga, Calif. (PSG/U-17 Residency)
Sarkodie, Oforie - D, 5'9', 170, Huber Heights, Ohio (Chicago Magic/U-17 Residency)
Soroka, Ryan - M, 5'6', 135, Langhorne, Pa. (FC Delco/U-17 Residency)
Sturgis, Nathan - D, 5'10', 150, St. Augustine, Fla. (Clemson University)
Szetela, Danny - M, 5'11', 170, Clifton, N.J. (Columbus Crew)
Westberg, Quentin - GK, 6'1', 180, Paris, France (ESTAC Troyes)
Wynne, Marvell - D, 5'10', 170, Poway, Calif. (UCLA)
Zimmerman, Preston - F, 5'11', 170, Pasco, Wash. (Crossfire Premier/U-17 Residency)