Dallas Soccer: Matt Dunn
As part of the camp, the U-20s will face the reserve teams from FC Dallas on Feb. 26 and Montreal Impact on Feb. 29 at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex.
Also of local interest are Alfred Koroma of Solar (who has played with FCD Academy on occasion) and Matt Dunn of FC Koeln (who used to be part of the FC Dallas system). Last but not least is former FC Dallas Academy product and current North Carolina defender Boyd Okwuonu.
U.S. U-20 Men's Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tomas Gomez (Georgetown Univ.; Webster Groves, Mo.), Jesus Guzman (Santos/MEX; San Jose, Calif.), Kamil Kaminski (Legia Warsaw/POL; Berlin, Conn.)
DEFENDERS (8): AJ Cochran (Univ. of Wisconsin; St. Louis, Mo.), Sean Cunningham (Molde FK/NOR; Troy, Mich.), Christian Dean (Univ. of California; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Mobi Fehr (Unattached; Tokyo, Japan), Eric Miller (Creighton Univ.; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Tigres/MEX; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Univ. of North Carolina; Edmond, Okla.), Walker Zimmerman (Furman Univ.; Lawrenceville, Ga.).
MIDFIELDERS (10): Seth Casiple (Univ. of California; Rocklin, Calif.), Daniel Cuevas (Santos/MEX; Sacramento, Calif.), Matt Dunn (OFK/SER; Dallas, Texas), Daniel Garcia (FC Dallas Academy; Dallas, Texas), Alejandro Guido (Unattached; Chula Vista, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos/MEX; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (Univ. of North Carolina; Mission, Texas), Collin Martin (D.C. United Academy; Chevy Chase, Md.), Daniel Metzger (Univ. of Maryland; Staten Island, N.Y.), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bollingbrook, Ill.)
FORWARDS (5): Villyan Bijev (Fortuna Duesseldorf/GER; Fresno, Calif.), Alfred Koroma (Solar Chelsea; Southlake, Texas), Sean Okoli (Wake Forest Univ.; Federal Way, Wash.), Andrew Oliver (Chicago Fire Academy; Indianapolis, Ind.), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps; El Paso, Texas).
FCD's home grown signing Richard Sanchez continues to be the man in the nets for Mexico as our Southern Neighbors took out Panama 2-0. Sanchez wasn't tested to severally as Meixco dominated possession and the shots. Mexico now moves on to play France on the 4th of July, and if they continue to progress will face the winner of Germany/England on the 7th. The FIFA U17 Championship Final will take place on the 10th in Mexico City.
Mexico has played two more games since we last checked in and won both. First a 2-1 win over the Congo to secure advancement. Then a 3-2 win over the Dutch that eliminated the Orange. Sanchez started both games and in both Mexico was out shot by a healthy margin, 15 to 11 versus Congo and 25 to 12 against the Dutch.
Unfortuantly for US fans, the Yanks dropped their second game, a 2-1 loss to Uzbekistan. Kellyn Acosta started and played all 90 minutes. North Texan Matt Dunn also started and play 90 in midfield. Solar's Alfred Koroma came on at halftime and score the US goal. Koroma has now scored in both US games.
With all four team in Group D tied on 3 points, the US will need a results of some kind against New Zealand today to advance.
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