Academy's Marcinkowski called to national duty

Academy 'keeper joins U-18 national team ahead of friendlies vs. Mexico, Canada

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes Academy goalkeeper and Alamo native JT Marcinkowski has been called to United States U-18 National Team duty ahead of friendlies against Mexico and Canada.

Marcinkowski will join the USA in camp from April 4-13 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. The Americans host Canada on Tuesday, April 8 and Mexico on Saturday, April 12.

The camp roster features a largely domestic crew, including seven players who represented the United States at the Copa del Atlantico hosted by the Canary Islands in February. Marcinkowski started for the USA in 1-0 losses against Spain and Argentina during the Copa del Atlantico.

The squad’s only foreign-based player, Kyle Scott (Chelsea), returns to the U-18s for the first time since helping the team claim second place at the Limoges tournament in France last October.

After the April camp, the U-18s will next convene at the end of May for the Lisbon International Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal.

Roster by Position:

Goalkeepers (3): Christian Herrera (Real Salt Lake AZ; Las Cruces, N.M.), Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)
Defenders (8): David Chavez (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake AZ; Tucson, Ariz.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Rapids; Longmont, Colo.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Alex Ramos (LA Galaxy; Reseda, Calif.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.)
Midfielders (9): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Kyle Scott (Chelsea; Bristol, England), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Patrick Jean-Giles (D.C. United; Lorton, Va.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Stephen Payne (Chicago Magic PSG; Birmingham, Ala.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake AZ; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Ben Swanson (Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.)
Forwards (4): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Boca Raton, Fla.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Jorge Ruiz (LA Galaxy; Mission Hills, Calif.)