REAL SALT LAKE QUARTET INVITED TO U.S. U-23 NATIONAL TEAM CAMP
U.S. U-23 National Team Coach Jason Kreis Brings Four RSL Academy Products to Camp in Spain
SANDY, Utah (Thursday, November 7, 2019) – Real Salt Lake DF Justen Glad, DF Aaron Herrera, DF/FW Brooks Lennon and FW Sebastian Saucedo were all called in to U.S. U-23 National Team camp by U.S. U-23 Head Coach Jason Kreis for the Olympic team’s upcoming camp in Las Palmas, Canary Islands as the U-23 MNT continues its preparations for the 2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship. The USA will participate in the United International Football Festival, facing Brazil on Nov. 14 and Argentina or Chile on Nov. 17.
All four players developed in the Real Salt Lake Academy and previously represented the U.S. at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017, advancing to the quarterfinal round.
Glad, 22, just finished his sixth season with Real Salt Lake and started in 23 matches this season, with RSL going 13-6-3 with 10 shutouts and a 0.86 goals against average in those matches. He now has 107 starts in 109 appearances in his MLS career, including a stretch of 50 consecutive starts from 2017-2018. In addition to his time with the U-20 National Team, he also appeared for the U.S. Youth National Teams at the U-18 and U-17 levels.
Herrera, 22, finished his sophomore season with Real Salt Lake after logging 16 appearances, 14 as a starter, in his rookie campaign in 2018. This season, he led RSL in minutes played with 2,768, starting in 31 of his 32 appearances this season, logging four assists. He has 48 appearances and 45 starts in his two MLS seasons after a standout college career at the University of New Mexico. He made three appearances for the U.S. U-20 National Team in 2017 on its run through the CONCACAF U-20 Championships and the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Lennon, 22, just finished his third season at Real Salt Lake. He earned RSL Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2018 after converting to right back and logging 32 starts. With 16 starts in 28 appearances this season, he now has 63 starts out of his 86 career MLS appearances with three goals and 10 assists. After playing at the RSL Academy, Lennon signed with Liverpool in England before returning to Real Salt Lake in 2017. In 2015-2017, he scored six goals in 11 appearances for the U.S. U-20 National Team after previously playing at the U-17 and U-18 levels, where he totaled eight goals in 11 appearances.
Saucedo, 22, ended 2019 with two goals and four assists in 26 appearances this season, 13 of them in a starting role. After his fourth season at RSL and fifth as a professional after spending one season on loan at Veracruz in Mexico, he has five goals and 11 assists in 83 appearances, 29 as a starter. With the U.S. U-20s, he scored eight goals in 19 appearances from 2015-2017.
In addition to the four current RSL members called to camp, former RSL Academy product Richard Ledezma was named to the roster.
U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team Roster by Position (Club; Hometown; U-23 Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Matt Freese (Philadelphia Union; Wayne, Pa.; 2/0), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.; 4/0), Brady Scott (Köln/GER; Petaluma, Calif.; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Stoke City/ENG; Southend-On-Sea, England; 11/1); Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; New York, N.Y.; 1/0), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.; 2/0), Aaron Herrera (Real Salt Lake; Las Cruces, N.M.; 2/0), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union; Bear, Del.; 2/0), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich/GER; Birmingham, Ala.; 1/0), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic; Liverpool, England; 2/0), Sam Vines (Colorado Rapids; Colorado Springs, Colo.; 1/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; Medford, N.J.; 1/0), Christian Cappis (Hobro/DEN; Katy, Texas; 1/0), Hassani Dotson (Minnesota United FC; Federal Way, Wash.; 2/0), Richard Ledezma (PSV Eindhoven/NED; Phoenix, Ariz.; 1/0), Alex Mendez (Ajax/NED; Los Angeles, Calif.; 2/0), Djordje Mihailovic (Chicago Fire; Lemont, Ill.; 4/0), James Sands (New York City FC; Rye, N.Y.; 0/0)
FORWARDS (6): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers; Bethesda, Md.; 2/0), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake; Paradise Valley, Ariz.; 2/2), Jonathan Lewis (Colorado Rapids; Plantation, Fla.; 1/1), Emmanuel Sabbi (Hobro IK/DEN; Libertyville, Ill.; 2/0), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Park City, Utah; 1/0), Mason Toye (Minnesota United FC; South Orange, N.J.; 2/2)