HARRISON, N.J. (March 15, 2016) – New York Red Bulls academy products Marcello Borges and Andrew Lombard have been called into the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team by head coach Tab Ramos for the 2016 Dallas Cup.
This will be the first tournament of 2016 for the U-20s after holding a January training camp in Miami, Fla., of which Borges and Lombard were both participants.
Borges, a native of Kearny, N.J., is a freshman at Michigan and a former New York Red Bulls II player. In his first year of college he played 11 games, including five starts, as a winger. Prior to college, he represented the Red Bulls academy for five years and played two games for Red Bulls II as an amateur. Prior to joining the academy, Borges also played with the Red Bulls’ Kearny RDS and Showcase teams from 2009-10.
Lombard, a native of Montclair, N.J., is a freshman defender at Northeastern. In his first college season he started 13 games for the Huskies. Prior to college, the defender played for the Red Bulls academy and helped his team to an 18-4 record and a No. 4 national ranking. Before joining the academy, Lombard played for the Red Bulls’ Franklin Lakes RDS team in 2010.
Former Red Bulls academy player, Matthew Olosunde, who has since joined Manchester United, was also named to the 22-player roster.
The Dallas Cup is the first step in the process of forming the roster for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Men’s Championship from which four teams will earn a berth to the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea. The U-20s, who were drawn into Group A, are set to play CF Monterrey Rayados on March 20, Fulham FC the following day and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on March 23.
U.S. U-20 Roster (22-players):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): Marcello Borges (Michigan; Kearny, N.J.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Andrew Lombard (Northeastern; Montclair, N.J.), John Nelson (Internationals SC; Medina, OH), Matt Olosunde (Manchester United; Trenton, N.J.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Miles Robinson (Syracuse; Arlington, Mass.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, UT), Amir Bashti (Stanford; Cupertino, Calif.), Brooks Lennon (Liverpool; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Cameron Lindley (Indiana Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Josh Perez (AFC Fiorentina; La Habra, Calif.), Eryk Williamson (Maryland; Alexandria, Va.), Jackson Yueill (UCLA, Minneapolis, Minn.)
FORWARDS (5): Jeremy Ebobisse (Duke; Bethesda, Md.), Sebastian Elney (Maryland; West Chester, Pa.), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders; Des Moines, Wash.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Veracruz; Casa Grande, Ariz.)