Chance Myers To Participate In U.S. U-23 Training Camp

Jan. 1, 2008

Sophomore defender/midfielder Chance Myers has been called into a two-week training camp with the U.S. Under-23 National Team. The training camp will take place at IMG Academies in Bradenton, FL from Jan. 6-20.

The camp is part of the team's preparation for the final round of the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Under-23 Championship, which will be held from March 11-23, in Los Angeles, Tampa and Nashville. The U.S. will play their three games of the group stage in Tampa against Cuba on March 11, Panama on March 13 and Honduras on March 15. The eight-team tournament will send its two finalists to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Joining Myers in the camp are former UCLA stars Chad Barrett (2003-04), Kamani Hill (2004-05) and Patrick Ianni (2003-05).

Myers earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors in 2007, scoring three goals. He also earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic acclaim. This is Myers' first training camp with the U-23s. He previously played with the U-20s at the 2006 Milk Cup, was a starter for the 2007 Pan American Games squad and made appearances with the U-18s.

Other former Bruins are participating in the U.S. National Team training camp that begins on Jan. 3 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Named to the 26-man training camp roster were defender Jimmy Conrad (1996-97), goalkeeper Zach Wells (2000-03) and defender Marvell Wynne (2004-05).

The national team will prepare for the USA's first match of 2008, a friendly against Sweden on Jan. 19 at The Home Depot Center. The match will be broadcast live on Fox Soccer Channel beginning at 5:30 pm PT.

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