May 9, 2011

D.C. United midfielder Shanosky called into U.S. U-20 National Team

Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2011) - D.C. United announced today that midfielder Conor Shanosky has been called into the United States Under 20 side to take part in two international friendly matches against France’s U-20’s. The trip will take place from May 15 through May 20, with the friendlies to be played in Vichy, France on May 17 and May 19.

Shanosky has earned a regular place in the U.S. U-20 player pool, most recently featuring in the Cuadrangular Internacional in Arequipa, Peru against the likes of Paraguay, Colombia, and the host nation in September of 2010. Last year Shanosky represented his country at the 2010 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. The United States defeated Northern Ireland in this prestigious competition, with Shanosky starting the first two matches of the tournament against China and Norway. In the Milk Cup Final, Shanosky came on as a substitute and made his impact felt in the United States’ triumph.

A native of Sterling, Va., Shanosky played for Potomac Falls High School while rising quickly through United’s Academy ranks since joining the club in early 2009. During his noteworthy high school career with Potomac Falls, Shanosky acquired numerous accolades including 2009 All-State, All-Region, and All-District honors. The gritty player has featured as a defensive midfielder and central defender for the Black-and-Red, primarily in Reserve contests during the current MLS campaign.