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Ibeagha Named to U.S. Soccer U-20 National Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/17/2011
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DURHAM, N.C.-- Duke freshman defender Sebastien Ibeagha has been selected to the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team for the upcoming 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. Ibeagha is one of four current collegiate student-athletes to make head coach Thomas Rongen's final 20-player roster.

The All-ACC Freshman team selection will join eight players from Major League Soccer, as well as eight professional players from five countries outside the U.S. on the squad that will travel to Colombia for the international event.

The U.S. U-20 Men's National Team will travel to Dallas and train for a week prior to the first step in qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The team will compete in Group B of the CONCACAF tournament and face Suriname in its opening match on March 29 at 8 p.m. ET, followed by Panama on April 2 at 6 p.m. ET at Estadio Nacional Meteo Flores. These games will be aired on ESPN Deportes as well as ESPN3.

To qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup starting July 29 and spanning through Aug. 20 in Colombia, the U.S. will need to finish in the top two of Group B, and then win its match in the CONCACAF quarterfinals.

A Houston native, Ibeagha previously captained the U-20 squad to a win over Canada in an international friendly in December. He earned his first call-up to the team in November after the Blue Devils' season finished.

U.S. Under-20 MNT Roster By Position

GOALKEEPERS (2): Zac MacMath (Philadelphia Union; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town; Athens, Ga.)

DEFENDERS (8): Gale Agbossoumonde (Djurgårdens IF; Syracuse, N.Y.), Greg Garza (G.D. Estoril Praia; Grapevine, Texas), Moises Hernandez (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Sacir Hot (New York Red Bulls; Fair Lawn, N.J.), Sebastien Ibeagha (Duke; Missouri City, Texas), Perry Kitchen (D.C. United; Indianapolis, Ind.), Zarek Valentin (Chivas USA; Lancaster, Pa.), Korey Veeder (Columbus Crew; St. Petersburg, Fla.)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Sebastian Lletget (West Ham United; San Francisco, Calif.), Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union; Sacramento, Calif.), Moises Orozco (UANL Tigres; Oxnard, Calif.), Dillon Powers (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Kelyn Rowe (UCLA; Newport Beach, Calif.)

FORWARDS (5): Eder Arreola (UCLA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Conor Doyle (Derby County FC; McKinney, Texas), Joe Gyau (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim; Silver Spring, Md.), Omar Salgado (Vancouver Whitecaps FC; El Paso, Texas),
Bobby Wood (TSV 1860 München; Irvine, Calif.)


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