28 College Players called into U.S. Under-23 camp
U.S. Under-23 head coach Andi Herzog’s roster for an upcoming Collegiate Identification training camp in Carson, California, reads like a who’s who of some of the brightest prospects currently plying their trade in the college game.
The ones with U.S. passports anyway.
Designed for the coaching staff to “scout a new crop of college players” as the Under-23 team continues preparations ahead of October qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, the camp will be held at the U.S. National Training Center from August 5-8.
Maryland and Stanford lead the way with three players on the roster each. Maryland has defenders Alex Crognale and Chris Odoi-Atsem and midfielder Mael Corboz while Stanford is represented by defenders Tomas Hilliard-Arce and Brandon Vincent and midfielder Corey Baird.
Also landing more than one player are the roster are California with incoming freshman keeper and coach’s son Jonathan Klinsmann and forward Paul Salcedo; Georgetown with defender Keegan Rosenberry and forward Alex Muyl; and Wake Forest with midfielder and former USMNT player’s son Ian Harkes and forward Michael Gamble.
Incoming freshman defender Sam Strong was the only one of the 28 who also made the roster for the U-23 team’s entry in the 2015 Toulon Tournament. Stanford junior Jordan Morris was also on the Toulon Tournament roster and has been capped 5 times on the full national team.
Rounding out the roster are goalkeepers Wade Hamilton (Cal Poly), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara), Jonathan Campbell (North Carolina), Chase Gasper (UCLA), Grant Lillard (Indiana), Jakob Nerwinski (UConn), Andrew Brody (Louisville), Niko Hansen (New Mexico), Patrick Hodan (Notre Dame), James Moberg (Washington), Adam Najem (Akron), Jake Rozhansky (Virginia), Connor Maloney (Penn State) and Mac Steeves (Providence).
The U.S. Under-23 team that failed to qualify for the London Olympics in 2012 did not include any college players. The last college player to play for the U.S. in an Olympics was Conor Casey, who was on the team that competed in the 2000 Sidney Olympics during his senior season at Portland.