Adrian Ruelas scored twice for Santos
JAMIE HILL - Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Beginning this week, Yanks Abroad will publish a weekly recap of American players eligible for US youth national teams. Players listed under U-23 are eligible for the 2012 Olympics, U-20s are eligible for the 2011 U-20 World Cup, and the U-18s are eligible for the 2013 U-20 World Cup.

Like always, some players will play up if they have the ability to do so; many players on the current U-20 team will be strong candidates for the U-23 Olympic team.


* Adrian Ruelas scored two goals in his first game back with Santos Laguna U20

* Timothy Chandler appeared in Nürnberg's first team squad for the first time ever, although he didn't play.

* Alfredo Morales made his second appearance in the 2.Bundesliga as he continues to try to work his way into Hertha's first team.

* German youth teams are still on winter break.

Adrian Ruelas (2)
Erik Sánchez
Kevin Huezo

DF Miguel Ángel Ponce – 90 minutes, Chivas
DF/MF Alfredo Morales – 8 minutes, Hertha Berlin
FW Jozy Altidore dressed but didn't play, Villarreal
MF Timothy Chandler dressed but didn't play for Nürnberg. It was his first appearance in a first team squad.
FW Tony Taylor dressed but didn't play, Estoril-Praia
DF/MF Giuseppe Nazzani dressed but didn't play, AS Gubbio
MF Isaac Acuña didn't dress, Querétaro
DF/MF Daniel Williams is injured, Freiburg
DF Omar Elmasri – 90 minutes, Tigres S.D.
DF Alexander Mendoza – 90 minutes, Pumas S.D.

FW Conor Doyle dressed but didn't play, Derby County
MF Alex Zahavi dressed but didn't play, Maccabi Haifa
DF Greg Garza didn't dress, Estoril-Praia
MF Kevin Huezo – 90 minutes and a goal, Pachuca U20
MF Ernest Nungaray – 77 minutes, Monarcas Morelia U20
FW Adrian Ruelas – 67 minutes and two goals, Santos Laguna U20
MF Víctor Garza – 7 minutes, Tigres U20
MF Moisés Orozco – dressed but didn't play, Tigres U20
MF Roberto Romero – dressed but didn't play, Cruz Azul U20
DF Ventura Alvarado – 90 minutes, Club América S.D.
GK Ismael Ruiz – 90 minutes, Tigres S.D.
MF Daniel Navarro – 81 minutes and a yellow, Tigres S.D.
FW Mario Arrieta – 9 minutes, Indios S.D.
DF Emilio Orozco (Tigres), Justin Pérez (Monterrey), and Edgar Contreras (Tecos) didn't play.

DF Juan Pablo Ocegueda – 90 minutes, Tigres U20
MF Joaquin Hernández – 81 minutes, Indios S.D.
DF Jaime Frias – 90 minutes, Chivas U17
FW Uvaldo Luna – 89 minutes, Tigres U17
FW Erik Sánchez – 68 minutes and a goal, Jaguares U17. (94 from Edinburg, TX, so far he has 5 goals in 11 games for Jaguares U17)
FW Jesús Rochin – 1 minute, Tigres U17
GK Daniel Medina – dressed but didn't play, Tigres U17
GK Bernabé Magaña Cisneros – unused sub for Pumas U17
GK Cody Cropper didn't play for Ipswich U18. Perhaps he'll play next week after he's had time to adjust after the U-20 camp.

*Note: "S.D." -- Segunda Division. These teams are in between the U17 and U20 in the Mexican developmental system.