Former Earthquakes Academy goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski was among 21 players named to the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team roster by head coach Tab Ramos for the upcoming 2016 U-20 Men’s NTC Invitational. The tournament is set to take place from June 26-July 4 in Carson, California.
Marcinkowski was a standout player for the Earthquakes Academy before heading to Georgetown University, where he earned the Freshman of the Year Award and was named to the All-Freshman Team and First Team All-Big East. In addition to his time with the Quakes Academy, Marcinkowski is also a current member of Burlingame Dragons FC, the Earthquakes U-23 PDL club.
The USA will face Costa Rica on June 29 at 6 p.m. PT, Panama on July 1 at 6 p.m. PT and finish up against Japan on July 3 at 3 p.m. PT.
The second annual U-20 Men’s tournament held at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson will be the second tournament of 2016 for Ramos and the U-20s as the USA recently competed in the 2016 Dallas Cup, defeating CF Monterrey Rayados (1-0), falling to Fulham FC (1-2) and drawing TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (3-3), with forwards Jeremy Ebobisse, Victor Mansaray and Emmanuel Sabbi and defender Aaron Herrera tallying for the USA.
The USA last competed in the inaugural NTC Invitational in 2014, drawing Australia 0-0 in the title match, and subsequently winning the tournament as the USA’s goal differential was better than Australia’s.
All six matches of the 2016 tournament will be streamed on ussoccer.com.
2016 U-20 NTC Invitational Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marcello Borges (Michigan; Kearny, N.J.), Marlon Fossey (Fulham FC; Surbiton, Great Britain), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Andrew Lombard (Northeastern; Montclair, N.J.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Miles Robinson (Syracuse; Arlington, Mass.), Auston Trusty (Bethlehem Steel; Media, Pa.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal CF; Minneapolis, Minn.), Luca De La Torre (Fulham FC; San Diego, Calif.), Weston McKinnie (FC Dallas; Little Elm, Texas), Eryk Williamson (Maryland; Alexandria, Va.), Jackson Yueill (UCLA; Bloomington, Minn.)
FORWARDS (6): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Jeremy Ebobisse (Duke; Bethesda, Md.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders FC; Des Moines, Wash.), Sebastian Saucedo (Veracruz; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Brandon Vazquez (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Isaiah Young (PDA; Berlin, N.J.)