U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Thomas Rongen has finalized 18 of the 20 players that will participate in the Torneo de las Americas in Kennesaw, Ga., from Nov. 21-29. The U.S. will face Colombia on Nov. 26 and Mexico on Nov. 28 in the three-team round robin tournament held at the Kennesaw State Soccer Stadium.
Two Virginia natives Parker Walsh, defender (Karlsruher SC; Roanoke, Va.) and Conor Shanosky, midfielder (D.C. United, Sterling, Va.) were awarded spots on the roster.
Walsh, currently playing for a club in Germany, had committed to play for UVa in the spring of 2009 before deciding to skip his senior year at Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke, VA and instead begin his professional soccer career.
photo property of: Karlsrusher Sport Club
Shanosky, followed Andy Najarn (2010 MLS ROY) and Bill Hamid to make the jump from D.C. United's Academy to its senior squad. Shanosky played for Potomac Falls High School and is a native of Sterling, VA.
photo property of: D.C. United
At 6'4" - 185 lbs, Shanosky is an impossing presense on the field for the US U-20 squad.
The Torneo de las Americas is being hosted by the Atlanta Beat of the WPS. For tickets and information go to: TheAtlantaBeat.com or call 678.298.4780