In preparation for the U-20 World Cup, Jaylin Lindsey has gotten the call to join the United States U-20 National Team. The 20 man squad is made up of 10 MLS players, including Sporting Kansas City’s Lindsey.
Lindsey is still available for today’s game against the Colorado Rapids before the window opens Monday. The United States will play the U-20s from France on March 22, 2019 (9 AM CT) and Japan on March 26, 2019 (6 AM CT). The games will be played in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain.
These are important games against quality opponents with the U-20 World Cup set to run from May 23rd through June 15th. Lindsey getting the call likely means, barring injury, he’ll be with the USMNT U-20s for that event.
Lindsey shouldn’t miss any time with Sporting KC since this is during a FIFA window, however, Lindsey will miss the ability to play with the Swope Park Rangers again as they play on March 23rd in their second league game of the season. The Rangers play the Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the first meeting between the two clubs in league history. Lindsey won’t make that SPR game after starting the season opening loss to the New York Red Bulls II.
International Call-Up Round Up
Lindsey isn’t alone in getting the call to represent his country. Below are all the call-ups for this window.
- Johnny Russell called up for Scotland
- Krisztian Nemeth and Botond Barath called up for Hungary
- Abdul Rwatubyaye called up for Rwanda
Full USMNT Roster (courtesy of SportingKC.com)
U.S. U-20 MNT Roster by Position
(Club or College; Hometown; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (2): C.J. Dos Santos (Benfica/POR; Philadelphia, Pa.; 1/0), Trey Muse (Seattle Sounders FC; Louisville, Ky.; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Sergino Dest (Ajax/NED; Almere-Stad, Netherlands; 6/1), Chris Gloster (Hannover 96/GER; South Orange, N.J.; 9/0), Aboubacar Keita (Columbus Crew SC; Columbus, Ohio; 0/0), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City; Charlotte, N.C.; 5/0), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union; Drexel Hill, Pa.; 8/0), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich/GER; Hoover, Ala.; 6/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Frankie Amaya (FC Cincinnati; Santa Ana, Calif.; 11/1), Christian Cappis (Hobro/DEN; Katy, Texas; 2/0); Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United FC; Powder Springs, Ga.; 5/2), Chris Durkin (D.C. United; Glen Allen, Va.; 0/0), Alex Mendez (Freiburg/GER; Los Angeles, Calif.; 13/8), Juan Pablo Torres (New York City FC; Lilburn, Ga.; 10/4)
FORWARDS (6): Ayo Akinola (Toronto FC/CAN; Detroit, Mich.; 10/9), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjaelland/DEN; Summerville, S.C.; 0/0), Konrad de la Fuente (Barcelona/ESP; Barcelona, Spain; 0/0), Ulysses Llanez (Unattached; Lynwood, Calif.; 9/7), Justin Rennicks (New England Revolution; Hamilton, Mass.; 12/6), Sebastian Soto (Hannover 96/GER; San Diego, Calif.; 3/2)