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USA U-23 Boss Caleb Porter Calls 19 into Final Camp Before Olympic Qualifying

Christopher Hall@@chriscospinsAnalyst IMarch 13, 2012

Agudelo among 19 called into final pre-Olympic qualifying camp
Agudelo among 19 called into final pre-Olympic qualifying campJeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

United States Under-23 coach Caleb Porter is bringing 19 players into one final camp ahead of the young Nats Olympic Qualifying campaign.

Goalkeepers (2): Bill Hamid (D.C. United; Annandale, Va.), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire; Lilburn, Ga.

Defenders (6): Josh Gatt (Molde; Plymouth, Mich.), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United; Indianapolis, Ind.), Ike Opara (San Jose Earthquakes; Durham, N.C.), Kofi Sarkodie (Houston Dynamo; Huber Heights, Ohio), Zarek Valentin (Montreal Impact; Lancaster, Pa.), Jorge Villafaña (Chivas USA; Anaheim, Calif.)

Midfielders (6): Freddy Adu (Philadelphia Union; Potomac, Md.), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Mix Diskerud (Gent; Oslo, Norway), Jared Jeffrey (Mainz; Richardson, Texas), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union; Sacramento, Calif.), Michael Stephens (LA Galaxy; Naperville, Ill.

Forwards (5): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls; Barnegat, N.J.), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund; Berlin, Germany), Teal Bunbury (Sporting Kansas City; Prior Lake, Minn.), Joe Gyau (Hoffenheim; Silver Spring, Md.), Brek Shea (FC Dallas; Bryan, Texas)

One additional unnamed player will be called into the U.S. camp after Porter receives a release from the player's club. The final 20-man qualifying roster is due to CONCACAF by March 20th, with the Americans' first match kicking off two days later in Nashville, Tennessee.

The United States was drawn into Group A along with Canada, Cuba and El Salvador.

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(update: Forward Tony Taylor (Estoril Praia) has been added as the 20th player.)

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