Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that winger Omar Salgado has been called in by the United States U-20 national team for training camp from April 22 to 29 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The team will be preparing for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place June 21 to July 13 in Turkey.
As a result, Salgado will miss Wednesday's Amway Canadian Championship opener in Edmonton and Saturday's MLS regular season match at home to FC Dallas at BC Place.
Salgado, 19, was last called into camp with the U.S. U-20 national team in June of 2012, when he fractured his right foot in a 4-2 friendly defeat to Uruguay’s U-20 side. The young American has since recovered from the injury. Most recently, Salgado played in the last two Whitecaps FC reserve matches, including a start against the University of Washington Huskies on April 16.
The native of El Paso, Texas is now in his third MLS season with Whitecaps FC, having made 21 league appearances over his first two seasons.
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Southampton/England), Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara Univ.)
DEFENDERS (8): A.J. Cochran (Univ. of Wisconsin), Sean Cunningham (Molde FK/Norway), Eric Miller (Creighton Univ.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Chivas Guadalajara/Mexico), Jeffrey Payeras (CSD Municipal/Guatemala), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy), Javan Torre (UCLA), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Daniel Cuevas (Santos Laguna/Mexico), Daniel Garcia (Univ. of North Carolina), Marlon Hairston (Univ. of Louisville), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna/Mexico), Mikey Lopez (Sporting Kansas City), Collin Martin (Wake Forest Univ.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew)
FORWARDS (4): Alfred Koroma (Univ. of Akron), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC Academy), Victor Pineda (Chicago Fire), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)