Four Bruins Selected To Final U.S. U-20 Squad For CONCACAF Qualifying
Jan. 10, 2005
UCLA soccer players Chad Barrett, Benny Feilhaber, Patrick Ianni and Marvell Wynne will represent the U.S. on the Under-20 National Team at the CONCACAF Group A Qualifying Tournament this week, having been selected to the final 18-man roster by former Bruin head coach Sigi Schmid. The CONCACAF Under-20 Qualifying Tournament will take place on Jan. 12-16 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.
Schmid brought in 22 players to The HDC on Jan. 2 and held one final week of training before making his final decision on which 18 would make the final roster. Thirteen players on the roster are college players, led by the four Bruins. The other five are professional players. In addition, former UCLA All-American Mike Lapper is an assistant coach on Schmid's staff.
The U.S., which will be attempting to qualify for their fifth consecutive FIFA World Youth Championship, will play the second match of three doubleheaders during the six-game round-robin tournament, with each team playing on Jan. 12, 14 and 16. The U.S. will open up the qualifying tournament against Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. PT before facing Panama on Friday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. PT. The U-20s wrap up the tournament against Costa Rica on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 2:30 p.m. PT. The top two finishers in Carson will advance to the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, which will be held in Holland from June 10-July 2.
U.S. U-20 CONCACAF Qualfying Tournament Roster
Goalkeepers: Andrew Kartunen (Stanford), Quentin Westberg (ESTAC Troyes, France)
Midfielders: Arturo Alvarez (San Jose Earthquakes), Benny Feilhaber (UCLA), Eddie Gaven (MetroStars), Sacha Kljestan (Seton Hall), Danny Szetela (Columbus Crew)
Forwards: Freddy Adu (D.C. United), Chad Barrett (UCLA), Charlie Davies (Boston College), Will John (St. John's), Jacob Peterson (Indiana University)
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