Matt Lampson

Porter adds three to U-23 squad

Caleb Porter has called in three more players to the ongoing U-23 US national team camp in Carson, Calif.

Goalkeepers Matt Lampson (Columbus Crew) and Brian Perk (LA Galaxy) will join the team at The Home Depot Center, while Stuttgarter Kickers defender Royal-Dominique Fennell has also been added to the squad.

Additionally, goalkeeper David Bingham and defender Gale Agbossoumonde, both of whom were part of the original 22-man squad, will not attend due to injury.

Lampson and Perk were each called up for the first time by Porter. Fennell has participated in both of the previous two U-23 camps in Germany and Florida.

The current gathering consists of 11 days of training at the HDC unti Jan. 18 before the U-23s travel to Costa Rica to play against two local club teams. The camp marks the third gathering of this group, as the team prepares for the March 22-26 Olympic qualifiers against Canada, El Salvador and Cuba at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Matt Lampson (Columbus Crew), Brian Perk (LA Galaxy), Zac MacMath (Philadelphia Union)

DEFENDERS (7): Royal-Dominique Fennell (Stuttgarter Kickers, Germany), Sebastien Ibeagha (Duke Univ.), Kofi Sarkodie (Houston Dynamo), Zarek Valentin (Montreal Impact), Jorge Villafaña (Chivas USA), Andrew Wenger (Duke Univ.), Sheanon Williams (Philadelphia Union)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Isaac Acuña (Mérida, Mexico), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana, Mexico), Mikkel Diskerud (Stabæk, Norway), Dilly Duka (Columbus Crew), Jared Jeffrey (Mainz, Germany), Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United, England), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union), Kelyn Rowe (UCLA), Michael Stephens (LA Galaxy)

FORWARDS (4): Freddy Adu (Philadelphia Union), Josh Gatt (Molde, Norway), Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Tony Taylor (Atlético Clube de Portugal)


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