Tab Ramos names 20-player roster for U-20 World Cup qualifying

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Former national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's son Jonathan was one of two goalkeepers named to the roster.

U.S. Under-20 men's national team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 20-player roster for the U-20 CONCACAF Championship.

The tournament, which doubles as U-20 World Cup qualifying, takes place in Costa Rica from Feb. 17 to March 5.

"This process is always difficult," Ramos said in a news release. "Inevitably you always end up leaving a couple guys out who deserve to be on the roster. When selecting a roster for a tournament like this, where you are trying to qualify to the World Cup, you are putting together a best 11 and then players who can play multiple positions. So that's what we've done. We are happy with the team and we are looking forward to qualifying." 

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Of the 20 players, 11 represent MLS clubs, including captain Erik Palmer-Brown of Sporting Kansas City, who is currently on loan at Porto. 

Four of the 12 teams in the CONCACAF Championship will qualify for the U-20 World Cup, which will be held in South Korea from May 20 to June 11.

Full roster:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.)

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DEFENDERS (6): Marlon Fossey (Fulham F.C.; Surbiton, England), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, Utah), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; Wappingers Falls, N.Y), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Luca De la Torre (Fulham F.C.; San Diego, Calif.), Jonathan Gonzalez (CF Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana University; Bloomington, Ind.), Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC; Plantation, Fla.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Utah), Eryk Williamson (University of Maryland; Alexandria, Va.)

FORWARDS (3): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; Bethesda, Md.), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Emmanuel Sabbi (UD Las Palmas; Libertyville, Ill.) 

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