Red Bulls youth prospect Matt Kassel was one of 18 players selected to take part in a U.S. Under-20 national team camp in Manchester, England next week. The U.S. team will play friendlies against the reserve teams from Bolton (May 7), Manchester United (May 8) and Liverpool (May 10).
Also on the squad are former U.S. Under-17 standout and New Jersey native Billy Schuler, U.S. Under-20 World Cup reserve goalkeeper Brian Perk as well as Wake Forest standout defender Ike Opara.
Here is the rest of the roster for the U.S. Under-20 camp:
GOALKEEPERS- Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Brian Perk (UCLA)
DEFENDERS- Kyle Davies (Southampton), Greg Eckhardt (Clemson), Taylor Kemp (Real Colorado), Ike Opara (Wake Forest), Zarek Valentin (IMG Academy), Sheanon Williams (North Carolina)
MIDFIELDERS- Jose Altamirano (San Diego, Calif.), Richard Balchan (Indiana), Jorge Flores (Chivas USA), Matt Kassel (New York Red Bulls), Derek Markheim (Ameins FC), Alfredo Morales (Hertha Berlin)
FORWARDS- Steven Cabas (Florida International), Felix Garcia (Laredo, Texas), Peri Marosevic (Michigan), Billy Schuler (North Carolina)