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Trapp called to represent U.S. in 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup

COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew Homegrown Player Wil Trapp has been called-in for United States Under-20 Men’s National Team duty for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup – hosted by Turkey – from June 21 through July 13, 2013. The United States has been drawn into Group A along with Ghana, France and Spain.

Sixteen of the players who competed in the Toulon Tournament in France from May 28 - June 8 will feature in U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos’ roster. The United States finished in fourth place of Group A in the recent tournament.

The Americans open Group A play against Spain on Friday, June 21, at Ali Sami Yen Arena in Istanbul. The match will be broadcast at 1:45 p.m. ET, live on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. That is followed by a June 24 game against France in Istanbul, live on ESPN2 and WatchESPN at 10:45 a.m. ET. The U.S. closes out group play with a June 27 match against Ghana at Kadir Has Stadium in Kayseri, Turkey, at 12:45 p.m. ET, live on ESPNU and WatchESPN.

Trapp is one of eight U-20 players with current MLS ties, and he joins Crew Technical Director Brian Bliss in Turkey, who serves as an Assistant Coach on Ramos’ staff. Trapp was named to the CONCACAF U-20 Championship All-Tournament Team earlier this year.

Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Cody Cropper (Southampton FC; Maple Grove, Minn.), 12-Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.), 21-Zach Steffen (FC DELCO; Downington, Pa.)

DEFENDERS (7): 13-Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), 3-Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Guadalajara; Riverside, Calif.), 5-Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), 18-Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), 4-Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.), 14-Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.), 2-DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders; Seattle, Wash.

MIDFIELDERS (5): 16-Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), 10-Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), 8-Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), 15-Mikey Lopez (Sporting Kansas City; Mission, Texas), 6-Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)

FORWARDS (6): 20-Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), 17-Danny Garcia (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), 7-Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), 19-Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), 9-Mario Rodriguez (1. FC Kaiserslautern; North Hollywood, Calif.), 11-Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)


U.S. Under-20 MNT Group A Schedule



Time (ET)


June 21


1:45 a.m.


June 24


10:45 a.m.


June 27


12:45 a.m.




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