Folk, Leopoldo, Zizzo Named To U.S. U-18 National Team Roster For Milk Cup

July 19, 2005

Sophomore Greg Folk and freshmen Jason Leopoldo and Sal Zizzo were selected to the 18-man U.S. Under-18 National Team roster for the 2005 Milk Cup. The tournament takes place Aug. 1-5 in Northern Ireland.

The U.S. will take on Brazil in their opening match on Aug. 1 before facing Cameroon on Aug. 3. Depending on the team's showing against their two opponents, the U.S. will play in either the championship game or third place match against Brazil, Cameroon or Northern Ireland. The U.S. will depart for Northern Ireland on July 28 and return to the U.S. on Aug. 6, a day after the tournament ends.

The trio also played together at the U-18 Lisbon International Tournament in June.

U-18 MNT Roster

GOALKEEPERS (2): Steve Sandbo (SMU), Chris Seitz (SoCal United)

DEFENDERS (6): Tony Beltran (Arsenal FC), Pav Castaneda (Red Storm Clash), Greg Folk (UCLA), Paul Gerstenberger (Blackwatch SC), Jamil Roberts (Santa Clara), Karl Schilling (Uconn)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Rodrigo Lopez (CD Chivas USA), Jason Leopoldo (SoCal United/UCLA), Dax McCarty (UNC), Lee Nguyen (Indiana), Robbie Rogers (Maryland), Mike Vidiera (Duke), Sal Zizzo (Hotspurs/UCLA)

FORWARDS (3): Diego Barrera (Loyola Marymount), Charlie Davies (Boston College), Brian Martin (SC Milwaukee).

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