Rick Yeatts

Home Grown talent Victor Ulloa called in to U-20 camp

FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas midfielder Victor Ulloa is among 20 players called to the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team training camp in Vichy, France, May 15-20 for two friendlies against the France U-20 MNT on May 17 and 19.

Ulloa, along with Ruben Luna and Moises Hernandez, signed with FC Dallas as a Home Grown player on July 30, 2010. He made his FC Dallas debut in a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids Reserve squad on Oct. 10, 2010. It is his first call-in to a U.S. National Team camp.

Since the re-launch of the MLS Reserve League in 2011, Ulloa has played every minute for the FC Dallas Reserves, who are 2-0-0 and have yet to concede a goal.

Last week it was confirmed that former U.S. head coach Thomas Rongen’s contract will not be renewed at the end of this year. Tab Ramos, who was an assistant coach during the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in April, will oversee the group during the six-day training camp. He will be joined in France by U.S. Men’s National Team assistant coaches Mike Sorber and Zak Abdel.

The team is made up of a combination of U.S. U-20 veterans and newcomers.

U.S. U-20 MNT Roster By Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town; Athens, Ga.), Brian Sylvestre (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; Hollywood, Fla.)

DEFENDERS (6): Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC; Berlin, Germany), Sean Cunningham (Molde FK; Troy, Mich.), Sacir Hot (New York Red Bulls; Fair Lawn, N.J.), Sebastien Ibeagha (Duke; Missouri City, Texas), Daniel Potts (West Ham United; London, England), Kofi Sarkodie (Houston Dynamo; Huber Heights, Ohio)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United; San Francisco, Calif.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Kelyn Rowe (UCLA; Newport Beach, Calif.), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United; Sterling, Va.), Donny Toia (Real Salt Lake: Tucson, Ariz.)

FORWARDS (6): Terrence Boyd (Hertha BSC; Berlin, Germany), Conor Doyle (Derby County FC; McKinney, Texas), Josh Gatt (Molde FK; Plymouth, Mich.), Joe Gyau (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Silver Spring, Md.), Jerome Kiesewetter (Hertha BSC; Berlin, Germany), Victor Ulloa (FC Dallas: Wylie, Texas)

Head Coach: Tab Ramos (Colts Neck, N.J.)
Assistant Coach: Mike Sorber (St. Louis, Mo.)
Goalkeeper Coach: Zak Abdel (La Verne, Calif.)
Strength Coach: Robbie Elliott (Newcastle, England)
Team Coordinator: Jon Fleishman (Long Beach, Calif.)
Equipment Coordinator: Silvestre Lara (Kansas City, Kan.)
Athletic Trainer: John Dunham (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Team Doctor: Dan Romanelli (Las Cruces, N.M.)