YNT PLAYER PERFORMANCE: JAN. 15-16
Adrian Ruelas scored twice for Santos
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)
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)
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.