Omar Salgado interview
Bob Frid

Omar Salgado in USA squad for 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship

United States Soccer Federation announced today that Vancouver Whitecaps FC striker Omar Salgado has been called up to the USA U-20 squad for the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Guatemala later this month.

Salgado is one of eight players from Major League Soccer to be selected in head coach Thomas Rongen's 20-player squad. On Sunday, the young Americans will assemble in Dallas, Texas, for a preparation camp before travelling to Guatemala City for the tournament on Friday, March 25.

"It's a great opportunity for him," said Whitecaps FC head coach Teitur Thordarson. "Being able to play for your country is always a big thing, no matter if it is at the U-20 or senior level. It's a great opportunity for him to play against players of his age from other countries. I wish him the best of luck in Guatemala."

The United States have been drawn in Group B with Panama and Suriname at this year's CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Rongen's squad will face Suriname on Tuesday, March 29, before taking on the Panamanians on Saturday, April 2. The top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the all-important quarterfinals, with the four winners not only advancing to the championship semifinals, but earning qualification to the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia.

The Americans will be looking to advance to their eighth consecutive FIFA U-20 World Cup from the CONCACAF region, and 13th overall.


MLS LIVE now only $7.99

Decision Day presented by AT&T is Sunday. But, one thing is already decided. MLS LIVE is the best way to watch all the out-of-market action on Decision Day (October 22)*. You can watch multiple games on multiple devices or watch four games on one screen with your laptop. Subscriptions are only $7.99 (or $4.99 if you use our iOS app). *Some blackout rules apply.

MLS Decision Day presented by AT&T

Sunday, October 22 at 4:00pm ET

Decision Day is the only day of the season when every team plays at the exact same time. The result is the most intense and dramatic two hours of the MLS season as teams fight for playoff positions. Watch MLS's thrilling end to the season on TSN & MLS LIVE.

Secure your playoff seats!

Are you ready to rise #ForVancouver? The ’Caps are bringing playoffs back to our city! Be a part of the best sporting atmosphere in Vancouver when the ‘Caps play in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. Get your tickets now.