The Colorado Rapids had two players called into the MNT U-23 camp this week in preparation for a friendly against Mexico on Wednesday, April 22. Defender Shane O'Neill and Midfielder (despite being labeled as a defender) Dillon Serna were both called into the camp which runs from April 19-21 in Carson, California.
For both Serna and O'Neill this has been a busy period of national team call-ups as they have both seen time with the full senior national teams and the U-23's in 2015. And with the friendly against Mexico, there is a good chance that both players could see some playing time. All of this time with the U-23's MNT is in preparation for the 2016 Olympics in Rio where the United States is hoping to actually make the tournament and create some noise.
The U-23 match will be shown on UniMas and Univision Deportes Network with the kickoff scheduled for 9PM MDT.
Here is the full roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.), Jon Kempin (San Antonio Scorpions; Leawood, Kan.)
DEFENDERS (8): Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif), Sam Strong (UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Daniel Metzger (New York Red Bulls II; Holmdel, N.J.)
FORWARDS (5): Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Alfred Koroma Shams (Unattached; Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach; North Hollywood, Calif.), Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)