Perk, Stephens Head To Japan With U.S. Under-18 National Team

Aug. 3, 2007

UCLA sophomores Brian Perk and Michael Stephens will join the U.S. Under-18 National Team to play in the SBS Cup in Shizuoka, Japan this month. The U.S. will face Ukraine, Japan and club team Shizuoka Selections in the four-team tournament.

Perk and Stephens have been busy with National Team duty this summer. Perk played with the Under-20 squad at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup and earned a Round of 16 victory in goal against Uruguay. He also played with the U-18s at the Lisbon International in June. Stephens started all three games for the U.S. at the Pan American Games in July and also got a call-up to the U-20 squad for a game against Argentina in May.

The U-18 team will train at Santa Clara University from Aug. 4 - Aug. 8 before flying to Shizuoka City, Japan, site of all SBS Cup matches.

U.S. SBS Cup Roster
Danny Barrera, F, Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Rampage FC)
Shawn Barry, D, Miramar, Fla. (Boca Juniors Fla.)
Andreas Chronis. D, Bayside, N.Y. (AEK Athens FC)
Greg Eckhardt, D, Orange Park, Fla. (Clemson University)
Kaoru Forbess, F, Benton, Ark. (Solar 90)
Jose Gonzalez, M, Soquel, Calif. (Santa Cruz Breakers)
Warren Gross, GK, Greenfield Center, N.Y. (Kosmos)
Dan Kelly, M, Hendersonville, Tenn. (Henderson)
David MacVane, M, Middlegrove N.Y. (Kosmos)
Perica Marosevic, F, Rockford, Ill. (Rockford Raptors)
Ariel Osorio, M, Kapolei, Hawaii (SMU)
Brian Ownby, M, Glen Allen, Va. (Richmond Strikers)
Brian Perk, GK, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (UCLA)
Erik Rengifo, D, Woodhaven, N.Y. (BW Gottschee)
Danny Rodriguez, D, Oxnard, Calif. (Arsenal FC)
Michael Stephens, M, Naperville, Ill. (UCLA)
Howard Turk, D, Fairfax, Va. (SYA Force)
Andrew Wiedeman, M, San Ramon, Calif. (Mustang)

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