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Palmer-Brown called up to U.S. U-20 camp

EPB will miss at least some of Sporting KC’s preseason

EPB has recently returned from loan to FC Porto
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U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos announced his January Camp roster to prepare for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. The 24 player roster includes Sporting Kansas City Homegrown defender Erik Palmer-Brown. The training camp will run from Jan. 15-23 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California.

Palmer-Brown recently returned from his loan to FC Porto where he became a regular on the ‘B’ team and helped them win the LigaPro title last summer. The 19-year-old Lee's Summit, Mo. Native will miss the beginning of preseason for Sporting KC.

This is not the first time with the U-20’s for Palmer-Brown, he was with them for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand and the 2015 Stevan Vilotic Tournament in Serbia. Palmer-Brown is the only player on the current roster that was at the 2015 U-20 World Cup.

“We are very excited to be getting closer to competing for a U-20 World Cup spot,” Ramos said via press release. “We are now working with players within our core group of 35, and I am confident that with the hard work during this camp we will be closer to achieving our goals.”

The U-20’s last camp before heading to Costa Rica will be in Orlando, Florida from Jan. 31-Feb 10. The United States first match at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship is Saturday, Feb. 18 against Panama.

Palmer-Brown could miss more of the season as well. If the U.S. qualifies, the 2017 U-20 World Cup in in Korea 20 May – 11 June.

Sporting Kansas City Homegrown player target Josh Sargent, currently in Residency with the U-17 U.S. Men’s National Team, is making his roster debut with the U-20 player pool.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jonathan Klinsmann (University of California; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown; Alamo, Calif.), Brady Scott (De Anza Force; Petaluma, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (9): Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy; Norwalk, Calif.), Marcello Borges (Michigan; Kearny, N.J.), Marlon Fossey (Fulham F.C.; Surbiton, ENG), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.), Miles Robinson (Minnesota United FC; Arlington, Mass.), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union; Media, Pa.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake; Salt Lake City, UT), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls II; Wappingers Falls, N.Y), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, TX), Jonathan Gonzalez (CF Monterrey; Santa Rosa, Calif.), Jonathan Lewis (NYCFC; Plantation, Fla.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Ut.), Jonathan Suarez (Queretaro F.C.; Orange County, Calif.), Eryk Williamson (Maryland; Alexandria, Calif.)

FORWARDS (4): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers, Bethesda, Md.), Brooks Lennon (Liverpool; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Josh Sargent (Scott Gallagher Missouri; O'Fallen, Mo.), Brandon Vazquez (Atlanta United FC; Chula Vista, CA)