BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, December 8, 2010
United States U-18 national team head coach Mike Matkovich yesterday announced a 20 player roster that will head to Israel to play a four team tournament in Tel Aviv.

The US will face Germany on December 13 followed by a game against France the next day on December 14. The trip will conclude with a game against the hosts Israel on December 16.

The US will be lead by two professionals in goalkeeper Jonathan Kempin who is also part of the U-20 national team pool and Victor Pineda who is signed to the Chicago Fire.

Villyan Bijev has also emerged as a top prospect and recently scored a hat trick in a top Developmental Academy game.


Kempin, Jonathan (Sporting Kansas City)
Wolverton, Andrew (Concorde Fire)


Ambrose, Michael (FC Dallas Academy)
Campbell, Jonathan (North Carolina Fusion)
Gallego, Bryan (NY Red Bulls Academy)
Ocegueda, Juan Pablo (UANL Tigres)
Okwuonu, Boyd (FC Dallas Academy)
Zimmerman, Walker (GSA Phoenix)


Hallisey, Connor (California Development Academy)
McCrary, Jordan (Concorde Fire)
Metzger, Daniel (NY Red Bulls Academy)
Pineda, Victor (Chicago Fire)
Salandy-Defour, Marcus (DC United Academy)
Trapp, Will (Columbus Crew Academy)
Vandermaas-Peeler, Cooper (CASL Chelsea)


Bijev, Villyan (Cal Odyssey)
Okoli, Sean (Seattle Sounders Academy)
Rendon, Luis (FC Richmond Magic)
Shelton, Khiry (Lonestar SC Academy)
Top, Jonathan (FC Dallas Academy)