Saturday, November 05, 2011

Union trio join the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team camp

CHICAGO, Ill. (November 4, 2011) – Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney, midfielder Amobi Okugo and defender Sheanon Williams will join the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team for a nine-day camp in Germany, U.S. Soccer announced today.  The Union group departs for national team duty on Sunday, November 6 as they join Head Coach Caleb Porter to prepare for Olympic Qualifying in 2012.

All three players have significant Youth National Team experience as well as were graduates of the U.S. Soccer’s U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla.  Okugo last joined the National Team at the U-20 level when they competed in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Guatemala from March 28 to April 19. McInerney’s last appearance with the U-20 National Team came in December 2010, as the group met at Sunrise, Fla., from December 12-19.  Williams was last a member of the National Team in July 2008 Milk Cup in Northern Ireland.
The camp will be held from November 7-16 at the Sportschule Wedau, a German sporting school where the players will train and reside during their stay.  Union Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coordinator Rob Vartughian will be a member of the coaching staff appointed by Head Coach Porter for this camp.

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