USMNT U-23 coach Andreas Herzog announced his 19-player squad that will play in the 2015 Toulon Tournament in France. The USMNT begins group stage play later this week in a group with Costa Rica, France, the Netherlands, and Qatar. The winner of that group will play the winner of the other group containing China, England, Ivory Coast, Mexico, and Morocco. The USMNT opens against France at Stade Leo Lagrange on May 27. They play the Netherlands at Stade Perruc on May 29, Costa Rica at Stade Louis Hon on May 31, and Qatar at Stade de Lattre-de-Tassigny on June 2.
“Toulon is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world at this age level, and we’re fortunate to have the opportunity to compete against some of the top teams in the world,” Herzog said. “Having seen matches here many times before, I know the type of talent we will face. This is huge for us as we get ready for qualification this October, and is another step in the development of our players in international competition.”
USMNT U-23 Toulon Tournament roster
GK: Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.), Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio), Tyler Miller (Zweibrucken; Woodbury, N.J.)
DEF: Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Unattached; Concord, Mass.), Jalen Robinson (DC United; Catonsville, Md.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Sam Strong (Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, Calif.)
MID: Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Daniel Metzger (Unattached; Holmdel, N.J.), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool; Sunnyvale, Calif.)
FOR: Julian Green (Bayern Munich; Tampa, Fla.); Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey; El Paso, Tex.), Jerome Kiesewetter (Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Alfred Koroma Shams (Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.).