SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes forward Cade Cowell has been called to the U.S. Men’s Olympic Soccer Team for training camp in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain, as preparations continue for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Cowell was one of 20 players named by head coach Marko Mitrović to the roster. Additionally, Earthquakes Director of Methodology, Alex Covelo, will join the coaching staff for the camp.
The United States will face Iraq on Saturday, Nov. 18 (8:00 a.m. PT), and Morocco on Tuesday, Nov. 21 (6:00 a.m. PT), at Pinatar Arena. The Men’s Olympic Soccer Tournament is restricted to players under the age of 23, with an allowance for three overage players. For this camp, Mitrović selected eight players born in 2001, seven born in 2002, two born in 2003, one born in 2004 and two born in 2005. Eight players on the roster, including Cowell, have been capped by the full U.S. Men’s National Team, and 15 players return from the squad’s first camp on the road to Paris last month in Phoenix.
The U.S. secured its first Olympic berth since Beijing 2008 by defeating host Honduras 3-0 in the 2022 Concacaf Under-20 Championship semifinals.
Cowell, 20, has been capped eight times by the full U.S. Men’s National Team and most recently appeared at senior level in the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup, where he scored once in five appearances. Additionally, the native of Ceres, California, featured in the 2023 FIFA Under-20 World Cup with the U.S. U-20 MYNT, leading the team in scoring with three goals as they advanced to the quarterfinals. A 2021 MLS All-Star, Cowell was named to Major League Soccer’s 22 Under 22 list for the third consecutive season.
U.S. MEN’S OLYMPIC SOCCER TEAM – NOVEMBER TRAINING CAMP
GOALKEEPERS (2): Christopher Brady (Chicago Fire FC; Naperville, Ill.), John Pulskamp (Sporting Kansas City; Bakersfield, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): George Campbell (CF Montreal/CAN; Atlanta, Ga.), Maximilian Dietz (Greuther Fürth/GER; Frankfurt, Germany), Nathan Harriel (Philadelphia Union; Oldsmar, Fla.), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo/BEL; Fort Worth, Texas), John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls; Chatham, N.J.), Jonathan Tomkinson (Bradford City/ENG; Plano, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Joshua Atencio (Seattle Sounders FC; Bellevue, Wash.) Cole Bassett (Colorado Rapids; Littleton, Colo.), Gianluca Busio (Venezia/ITA; Greensboro, N.C.), Benja Cremaschi (Inter Miami CF; Key Biscayne, Fla.), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; Queens, N.Y.), Tanner Tessmann (Venezia/ITA; Birmingham, Ala.)
FORWARDS (6): Agustin Anello (Sparta Rotterdam/NED; Miami, Fla.), Esmir Bajraktarevic (New England Revolution; Appleton, Wisc.), Taylor Booth (Utrecht/NED; Eden, Utah), Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes; Ceres, Calif.), Johan Gomez (Eintracht Braunschweig/GER; Keller, Texas), Bernard Kamungo (FC Dallas; Abilene, Texas)