CHICAGO (Nov. 5, 2021) - D.C. United Homegrown pair Jeremy Garay and Jacob Greene have been selected for the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team for the upcoming Revelations Cup in Celaya, Mexico from Nov. 7-17.
“We’re delighted to see both Jeremy [Garay] and Jacob [Greene] get recognized by the U-20 U.S. Men’s National Team," Stewart Mairs, Loudoun United FC General Manager, said. "Their selection for the upcoming Revelations Cup highlights the success of our Pathway to Pro development program and the continued push to develop homegrown talent. We wish them the best of luck in the tournament and we’re excited to see them continue to develop as young professionals.”
Jacob Greene joined D.C. United as the 15th Homegrown signing in club history on November 25, 2020 after two impressive seasons as an academy player with the Black-and-Red’s USL Championship affiliate side, Loudoun United FC. Following signing with D.C. United, the 18-year-old rejoined Loudoun United on loan for the remainder of the 2021 season. Greene initially made his professional debut for LUFC in the 3-0 win against Louisville City on July 29, 2019 at 16-years-old. Since joining the Red-and-White, Greene has scored one goal in 39 appearances, logging 2,751 total career minutes. In 2021, Greene appeared in 24 matches for Loudoun United and scored his first career goal in the 3-2 win against Miami FC on Oct. 10, 2021.
Jeremy Garay joined D.C. United as the 16th Homegrown signing in club history on July 2, 2021 after being with the Black-and-Red’s USL Championship affiliate side, Loudoun United FC, for two seasons as an academy player. The 18-year-old remained with Loudoun United on loan for the remainder of the 2021 season after signing with D.C. United. Garay made his professional debut for LUFC in the 2-2 draw against St. Louis FC on July 7, 2019 at 16-years-old. Since joining the Red-and-White, Garay has recorded four assists in 41 appearances, logging 3,273 total career minutes. In 2021, Garay appeared and started in 27 matches and recorded two assists for Loudoun United.
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team will kick off the new cycle at the 2021 Revelations Cup from Nov. 7-17 against Brazil, Colombia and Mexico to kick off the new cycle. A 23-player roster laden with professional experience will begin preparations for the 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship, which will serve as qualification to the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2004 are eligible for this World Cup cycle. The roster features 18 players born in 2003 and five born in 2004.
U-20 USMNT ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; HOMETOWN) - REVELATIONS CUP
GOALKEEPERS (2): Alexander Borto (Fulham/ENG.; South Plainfield, N.J.), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire FC.; Addison, Ill.)
DEFENDERS (7): Justin Che (FC Dallas; Richardson, Texas), Jacob Greene (D.C. United; Crofton, Md.), Kobi Henry (Orange County S.C.; Lake Forest, Calif.), Jalen Neal (LA Galaxy; Lakewood, Calif.), Kayden Pierre (Sporting Kansas City; Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Casey Walls (Mill Valley, Calif.; San Jose Earthquakes), Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United F.C.; Atlanta, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Paxten Aaronson (Philadelphia Union; Medford, N.J.), Caden Clark (New York Red Bulls; Wayzata, Minn.), Daniel Edelman (New York Red Bulls; Warren, N.J.), Jeremy Garay (D.C. United; Crofton, Md.), Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders F.C.; Las Vegas, Nev.), Diego Luna (El Paso Locomotive; Redwood, Calif.), Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union; Middle Village, N.Y.), Rokas Pukstas (Hajduk Split/CRO; Stillwater, Okla.)
FORWARDS (6): Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes; Ceres, Calif.), Brian Gutierrez (Chicago Fire F.C.; Chicago, Ill.), Missael Rodriguez (Chicago Fire FC; Chicago, Ill.), Malick Sanogo (1. FC Union Berlin/GER; Berlin, Germany), Dante Sealy (PSV Eindhoven/NED; Frisco, Texas), Quinn Sullivan (Philadelphia Union; Philadelphia, Pa.)
REVELATIONS CUP SCHEDULE
All matches broadcast on TUDN
- Wednesday, Nov. 10 - USA vs. Brazil - 6 p.m. ET
- Saturday, Nov. 13 - USA vs. Colombia - 4:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, Nov. 16 - USA vs. Mexico - 6 p.m. ET
The training camp will be held in accordance with U.S. Soccer’s comprehensive Return to Play protocols. U.S. Soccer requires all staff and players be fully vaccinated in order to attend USYNT training camps. As a leader in the sport, the health and safety of all participants is the top priority for the Federation.
This event marks the U-20 USMNT’s first international action since the team faced Mexico in two friendlies to open the 2020-21 cycle in January 2020. The 2020 Concacaf U-20 Championship and 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The roster boasts impressive professional experience for the start of the U-20 cycle. While every player on the roster is 18 years old or younger, all 18 domestic-based field players have appeared in at least 13 games in Major League Soccer or the USL Championship this season. Forward Cade Cowell has played in 32 of 33 games for the San Jose Earthquakes this year and has scored five goals, good for second on the team. Midfielder Diego Luna has appeared in 31 of 32 games for the USL Championship’s El Paso Locomotive on the year and his nine goals rank third on the team.
Cowell netted his fifth of the season on Oct. 30 vs. Real Salt Lake and midfielder Paxten Aaronson scored his third on Oct. 31 vs. FC Cincinnati. In his 30th appearance for New York Red Bulls II this year, midfielder Daniel Edelman tallied his second professional goal and first of the season on Oct. 30 vs. Loudon United.
Both of the team’s goalkeepers head into camp in good form. Alexander Borto made his first Premier League 2 appearance for Fulham’s U-23s on Nov. 1, in a 2-0 win against Middlesbrough. Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina has started the last eight matches for his club and has recorded four shutouts in 10 games this season. Slonina became the youngest starting ‘keeper in MLS history on Aug. 4 vs. New York City FC at 17 years, 81 days.
Defender Justin Che was called into the senior USMNT ahead of its friendly vs. Switzerland in May 2021, while midfielder Daniel Leyva featured for the USA at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil, one of two 16-year-olds on that roster.
Players come from a total of 16 clubs, with the most players, three each, coming from the Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire FC. Four players are currently based abroad in Croatia, England, Germany and the Netherlands. Fourteen states are represented on the roster, with five players coming from California.