June 10, 2009
UCLA seniors-to-be Brian Perk and Michael Stephens will travel with the U.S. Under-20 National Team to Cairo, Egypt for a pair of international friendlies against Egypt on June 27 and 29. The game is part of the U.S. team's preparation for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is being held in Egypt Sept. 24-Oct. 16.
The two Bruins are amongst 18 players on the roster, with UCLA being the only school with more than one player represented. The duo has been impressive with the U-20s this year. Perk has four shutouts and a 0.188 goals against average, and Stephens scored in consecutive games against Costa Rica last month.
Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Sean Johnson (Central Florida; Lilburn, Ga.), Brian Perk (UCLA; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (5): Gale Agbossoumonde (unattached; Syracuse, N.Y.), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA; Anaheim, Calif.), Aaron Maund (Notre Dame; Dorchester, Mass.), Zarek Valentin (PA Classics; Lancaster, Pa.) Sheanon Williams (unattached; Boston, Mass.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Danny Cruz (Houston Dynamo; Glendale, Ariz.), Dilly Duka (Rutgers; Montville, N.J.), Gerson Mayen (Chivas USA; Los Angeles, Calif.), Brian Ownby (Virginia; Glen Allen, Va.), Dillon Powers (Andromeda; Plano, Texas), Gerardo Saavedra (Mequon SC; Milwaukee, Wis.), Michael Stephens (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.), Andrew Wenger (PA Classics; Lititz, Pa.)
FORWARDS (3): Sam Garza (Denver; Highland Village, Texas), Peri Marosevic (FC Dallas; Rockford, Ill.) Tony Taylor (Jacksonville; Jacksonville, Fla.)