McClung Selected To U.S. Under-20 National Team Roster For Brazil Match
June 11, 2004
Freshman defender Kiel McClung (Palmdale, CA) has been selected to the 23-man U.S. Under-20 National Team roster for a June 16 game against Brazil at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
McClung started 16 of 23 games for the Bruins as a rookie and scored three goals with two assists for eight points. He was part of the Bruins' record-setting defense, which posted an all-time UCLA-best 0.52 goals against average.
U.S. head coach Thomas Rongen continues to sort through the U.S. U-20 player pool in preparation for the CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying Tournament in January 2005. Fourteen players on the roster were also part of the U-20 camp in March, which featured a 1-0 victory over Haiti Select on March 21, at Lockhart Stadium. Five MLS players are on the roster, including Freddy Adu.
The morning after the match with Brazil, the majority of the Under-20 roster will travel to Busan, South Korea to participate in the Busan Four Nations International Tournament. The U-20s will have a few days of training before facing South Korea in the opening match of the tournament on June 22. The U.S. will then face Brazil on June 24 and finish the round-robin play against Poland on Feb. 26. All the matches will take place at Busan Asiad Main Stadium.
The U.S. is scheduled to host one half of the CONCACAF Under-20 Qualifying Tournament sometime in January 2005 at a venue to be determined. The U.S. will be attempting to qualify for their fifth consecutive FIFA World Youth Championship, which will be held in Holland in June and July 2005.
U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team Roster
U.S. vs. Brazil - June 16, 2004; Lockhart Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Freddy Adu*, F, DC United (MLS)
Arturo Alvarez *, M, San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
Craig Capano*, M, Chicago Fire (MLS)
Nico Colaluca, M/F, Delco FC
Steve Curfman, M, Wake Forest University
Charlie Davies, F, Tri-Valley Eagles
John DiRaimondo, M, St. Louis University
Eddie Gaven*, M, Metrostars (MLS)
Guillermo Gonzalez, M/F, L.A. Galaxy (MLS)
Will Hall, M/F, University of Virginia
Kamani Hill, F, Marin FC
Stuart Holden, M, Clemson University
Will John, F/M, St. Louis University
Andrew Kartunen, GK, Stanford University
Kiel McClung, D/M, UCLA
Patrick Phelan, D, Oakwood SC
Steve Purdy, D/M, Univeristy of California
Nathan Sturgis, D, Jacksonville KYX
Danny Szetela, M, World Class Olympic
Jules Valentin, D, FC Delco
Tim Ward, D, Parkland SC
Jamie Watson, F, UNC
Quentin Westberg, GK, ESTAC Troyes (France)
* Players not traveling to South Korea
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