Chelsea goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina headlines the USMNT squad playing in the U-20 World Cup in Argentina later this month.
Mexican-American Jonathan Gomez and forwards Kevin Paredes and Cade Cowell are also on the list announced Wednesday by coach Mikey Varas.
Sadly, Paxten Aaronson, who won the Concacaf U-20 Championship’s Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards last summer, will not feature in the tournament after German club Eintracht Frankfurt decided not to release him.
USMNT U-20 World Cup roster
- Alexander Borto (Fulham/ENG; 2/0)
- Antonio Carrera (FC Dallas; 4/0)
- Gaga Slonina (Chelsea/ENG; 5/0)
- Justin Che (Hoffenheim/GER; 6/0)
- Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union; 10/1)
- Mauricio Cuevas (LA Galaxy; 13/1)
- Marcus Ferkranus (LA Galaxy; 11/0)
- Jonathan Gomez (Real Sociedad/ESP; 6/0)
- Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United FC; 5/0)
- Joshua Wynder (Louisville City FC; 2/0)
- Daniel Edelman (New York Red Bulls; 10/0)
- Diego Luna (Real Salt Lake; 6/4)
- Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; 16/2)
- Rokas Pukstas (Hajduk Split/CRO; 2/1)
- Niko Tsakiris (San Jose Earthquakes; 5/3)
- Obed Vargas (Seattle Sounders FC; 4/0)
- Owen Wolff (Austin FC; 3/1)
- Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes; 7/2)
- Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg/GER; 6/2)
- Quinn Sullivan (Philadelphia Union; 15/7)
- Darren Yapi (Colorado Rapids; 3/0)
.. against the worldHead coach Mikey Varas has called up 21 players to represent the at the U-20 @FIFAWorldCup in Argentina! ≫ https://t.co/3ZgQoIB5aW pic.twitter.com/vQsmiJZuwd
— U.S. Soccer YNT (@USYNT) May 10, 2023
The U-20 World Cup starts on May 20 and will run until June 11.
The U.S. is part of Group B and they will face Ecuador (May 20), Fiji (May 23) and Slovakia (May 26). All three games kick off at 2 p.m. ET.