SAN JOSE, Calif. -San Jose Earthquakes U-18 Academy goalkeeper J.T. Marcinkowski was among 20 players called to compete in a three-team tournament with Uruguay and the Czech Republic, to be held at StubHub Center in Carson, California, from July 11-15.
The roster includes four MLS professionals and nine players from MLS academies.
The four professional players selected by Perez for the tournament and the ongoing camp that precedes it are midfielders Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake, pictured above) and Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC) and forwards Coy Craft (FC Dallas) and Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders).
Among academy selections, the New York Red Bulls led the way with three players, all defenders, while the Chicago Fire had two players selected and the Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, Philadelphia Union and San Jose Earthquakes had one each.
The U-18 national team is the age group (players born 1997 or later) that will aim to qualify for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
US NATIONAL TEAM U-18 ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), J.T. Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (6): Marcello Borges (New York Red Bulls Academy; Kearny, N.J.), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls Academy; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy Academy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Andrew Lombard (New York Red Bulls Academy; Montclair, N.J.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire academy; Bolingbrook, Ill.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Cam Lindley (Chicago Fire Academy; Carmel, Ind.), James Murphy (PDA; Scotch Plains, N.J.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Utah), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC; Grove City, Ohio), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.)
FORWARDS (6): Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal CF; Minneapolis, Minn), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Philadelphia Union Academy; Boca Raton, Fla.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo Academy; Pasadena, Texas), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders; Des Moines, Wash.), Haji Wright (New York Cosmos; Los Angeles, Calif.)