Torre Named to U.S. U-20 National Team Roster
Feb. 8, 2013
Chicago, Ill. - UCLA freshman defender Javan Torre has been named to the 18-man U.S. U-20 National Team roster that will travel to Puebla, Mexico to compete in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship from Feb. 18-March 3.
Torre, a native of Santa Monica, Calif., played in 12 matches for the Bruins in 2012, making five starts and helping the team earn six shutouts. He made the final 18-man roster after training with the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team in Sunrise, Fla. back in December. Torre previously played for the U.S. U-20's at the 2012 Marbella Cup in Spain last fall, playing in all three matches and recording an assist. He has also seen time with the U.S. U-18 National Team, participating in the 2011 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland and helping the team to a third-place finish.
The U.S. is looking to qualify for its 13th FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place from June 21-July 13 in Turkey later this year. The top four teams from the CONCACAF U-20 Championship advance to the U-20 World Cup. The U.S. is grouped with Costa Rica and Haiti in Group A and opens the tournament against Haiti on Feb. 18 at 3:30 p.m. PT. The match will be played at Estadio Olímpico Universitario Lobos BUAP in Puebla.
U.S. U-20 Men's National Team Roster by Position
Goalkeepers (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton FC; Maple Grove, Minn.), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Zackary Steffen (FC DELCO Academy; Downington, Pa.)
Defenders (5): Eric Miller (Creighton; Woodbury, Minn.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (C.D. Guadalajara; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Javan Torre (UCLA; Santa Monica, Calif.)
Midfielders (5): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Mikey Lopez (Sporting Kansas City; Mission, Texas), Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg; Holly, Mich.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio)
Forwards (5): Brandon Allen (Georgetown; Old Bridge, N.J.), Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna; Sacramento, Calif.), Daniel Garcia (North Carolina; Dallas, Texas), Mario Rodriguez (1. FC Kaiserslautern; North Hollywood, Calif.) Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)
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