Feb. 14, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University freshman forward Brandon Allen (Old Bridge, N.J./St. Joseph's) was named to the 18-player U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team roster for the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship which was announced by U.S. Soccer and Head Coach Tab Ramos last week. Allen will travel to Puebla, Mexico for the championship which runs February 18-March 3.
Allen trained with the squad in December, was called back to a second camp for week-long training and traveled to Puebla for camp in January.
Allen was named the TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshman of the Year, SoccerAmerica Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the all-rookie team. Additionally, he was an NSCAA Second Team All-Northeast Region honoree.
He received recognition on the BIG EAST Second Team and the All-Rookie Team, after the forward led the Hoyas with 16 goals and two assists for 34 points as well as an impressive 10 game-winning goals to lead the country and rank sixth in the nation in goals. Allen was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on three occasions and was also named CollegeSoccerNews.com Player of the Week after an outstanding performance.
Allen spent time with the U-18 Men's National Team and earned his first cap at the Lisbon International Tournament. He was among 20 players for a week-long training camp from Jan. 14-22 in Puebla, Mexico.
The U.S. is looking to qualify for its 13th FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place from June 21-July 13 in Turkey later this year. The top four teams from the CONCACAF U-20 Championship advance to the U-20 World Cup.
The team departed for Toluca, Mexico last week and will soon head to Puebla to prepare for the tournament.
"We are excited and looking forward to the World Cup qualification process with this group of players," Ramos said. "This is a cohesive, talented and professional roster, and the majority of the players were on hand for our two international friendly matches against Panama in January. Having played those games in Puebla will be helpful for qualifying as the players are now familiar with the environment we will face in the CONCACAF Championship."
The U.S. is grouped with Costa Rica and Haiti in Group A and opens the tournament against Haiti on Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. CT at Estadio Olímpico Universitario Lobos BUAP in Puebla. The USA then faces Costa Rica at 5:30 p.m. CT on Feb. 22 at Estadio Olímpico. Should the USA advance to the quarterfinals, its match would take place on Feb. 26. The semifinal stage is set for March 1 and the championship and third-place games on March 3.
2013 CONCACAF Championship Group Pairings: Group A: Costa Rica, Haiti, United States Group B: Canada, Cuba, Nicaragua Group C: Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico Group D: Curaçao, El Salvador, Mexico
The U.S. roster features 11 professional players, including five who play domestically for Major League Soccer. Fourteen players on the U.S. roster have former ties to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Two additional players were added to the World Cup qualifying roster earlier this week.
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