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Sounders’ Yedlin, Morris called to USA U-20s

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on April 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm with No Comments »
April 22, 2013 2:37 pm

Yedlin
Yedlin
This just in from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC announced today that defender DeAndre Yedlin and Academy forward Jordan Morris have been called in by the U.S. U-20 National Team for training camp from April 22-29 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The team is preparing for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place June 21-July 13 in Turkey.

Yedlin, 19, was previously called into the U-20 national team camp in January of 2012. Seattle’s first Homegrown Player, Yedlin is the only player to play every minute of Seattle’s first six league matches and has appeared in all 10 matches across all competitions. Due to Seattle’s bye this weekend, Yedlin will not miss any first team games.

Morris, 18, is a forward for the Sounders FC Academy U18 team. The 2012 Gatorade Washington State Player of the Year, Morris has committed to Stanford University next fall. This is his first call-up to the national team at any level.

Sounders FC returns to action on May 4 at the Philadelphia Union followed by a May 8 match at Sporting Kansas City.

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Southampton FC; Maple Grove, Minn.), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): AJ Cochran (Wisconsin; St. Louis, Mo.), Sean Cunningham (Molde FK; Troy, Mich.), Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (C.D. Guadalajara; Riverside, Calif.), Jeffrey Payeras (C.S.D. Municipal; Hawthorne, Calif.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders; Seattle, Wash.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Marlon Hairston (Louisville; Jackson, Miss.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (Sporting Kansas City; Mission, Texas), Collin Martin (Wake Forest; Chevy Chase, Md.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)
FORWARDS (6): Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Daniel Garcia (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), Alfred Koroma (Akron; Southlake, Texas), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders Academy; Mercer Island, Wash.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps; El Paso, Texas)

Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said after training today that Yedlin will be back in Seattle on Sunday.

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