CHICAGO (September 16, 2022) – The US Under-20 team will head to the 2022 Revelations Cup in Mexico City, Mexico, for matches against Peru, Mexico and Paraguay. The tournament marks the first matches of the U-20 MYNT Championship since its outstanding performance at the 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship, as USA returned for their third consecutive regional title and secured berths for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 and 2024 Olympic Games.
Technical coach Micky Varas has called up 20 players to participate in the tournament, which is scheduled to be held from September 18 to 28. Players born on or after January 1, 2003 are eligible to participate in the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The list includes 14 players born in 2003 and six born in 2004.
U-20 MYNT ROSTER BY FUNCTION (CLUB; HOME) – REVELATIONS CUP
Goalkeepers (2): Alexander Porto (Fulham/Inge; South Plainfield, NJ), Chris Brady (Chicago Fire; Naperville, Illinois)
Defenders (7): Justin Che (Hoffenheim/Gear; Richardson, TX), Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia PA), Mauricio Cuevas (Club Brugge/Belarus; Los Angeles, CA), Marcos Vercranos (Phoenix Rising FC, Santa Clarita, CA.) , Jonathan Gomez (Real Sociedad/ESB; Keeler, TX), Galen Neal (Los Angeles Galaxy, Lakewood, CA), Caleb Wylie (Atlanta United FC, Atlanta, GA)
Mediators (7): Paxten Aaronson (Philadelphia Union, Medford, NJ), Alejandro Alvarado Jr (Vizela/POR, Los Angeles, CA), Caden Clark (New York Red Bulls, Waizata, MN), Daniel Edelman (New York Red Bulls, Warren), NJ), Diego Luna (Real Salt Lake, Redwood, Calif.), Jack McGlenn (Philadelphia Union, Middle Village, NY), Rocas Bucustas (Hajdock Split/CRO; Stillwater, UCLA.)
Attackers (4): Brian Gutierrez (Chicago Fire, Chicago, IL), Jackson Hopkins (DC United; Fredericksburg, VA), Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg/Gear; South Riding, VA), Quinn Sullivan (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, PA)
REVELATIONS Cup 2022 Schedule
Wednesday, September 21
Peru vs USA – Instalaciones Club America en Coapa – 5pm ET
Mexico vs Paraguay – Ciuded de los Deportes – 10pm ET
Saturday 24 September
Mexico vs USA – Ciudad de los Deportes – 7pm ET
Paraguay vs Peru – Ciudad de los Deportes – 10:00 ET
Tuesday 27 September
Mexico vs Peru – Ciudad de los Deportes – 7pm ET
USA vs Paraguay – Ciudad de los Deportes – 10pm ET
Broadcast information for the Revelations Cup has not yet been confirmed.
Fourteen of the 20 players from the winning CONCACAF Under-20 Championship have returned, including midfielder Paxten Aaronson, who won the Ballon d’Or as the tournament’s best player and Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer as well as goalkeeper Chris Brady who won the tournament. Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper in the competition. Fellowship Picks Best XI Jalen Neal and Quinn Sullivan return to the U-20 MYNT.
Defender Jonathan Gomez is the only player to receive U-20 MYNT’s first phone call. Gomez, defender Justin Che, quarterback Kevin Paredes and former striker Caden Clarke have been called up to the USMNT senior squad. Gomez earned his full international debut during the USA game in December against Bosnia and Herzegovina, while Clarke and Paredes also participated in training camp prior to that match. chi He was called up to the first team training camp in May 2021 before his match against Switzerland, but he did not play in the match.
Fifteen clubs are represented on the list, including seven from the Major League Soccer. Four players are from Philadelphia Union, while two each are from Chicago Fire and New York Red Bulls. Seven players residing abroad, practicing for clubs in Germany (two players), Belgium, Croatia, England, Portugal and Spain. Players hail from 10 different states, led by five from California.