ANDY SCHREUR - Monday, December 31, 2012
Sources have confirmed that the US U-20 team, coached by Tab Ramos, will convene for camp prior to the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Mexico.
Reports state that the camp will be held in Puebla, Mexico and run from January 14-22, featuring two friendly's against Panama's U-20 team.
The January camp will be Ramos' last chance to evaluate the players and many of his final roster decisions will likely be made in January. Ramos told YA earlier this month that the roster would include 35 players right up until he makes his final decision, keeping all options open.
The US was drawn into Group A and will face Haiti on February 18thi and Costa Rica on February 22nd. The top four will qualify for the U-20 World Cup this summer in Turkey.
Expectations are high for this team, especially in the wake of the failed 2012 U-23 Olympic Qualifying campaign and the U-20 team missing out on the World Cup two years ago.