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Boyd Okwuonu joins US U-23 camp in Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Boyd Okwuonu, Real Salt Lake rookie and second-round draft pick, has been called into the United States U-23 camp under Andres Herzog in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to a report from Salt Lake Tribune reporter Chris Kamrani.

The call-up was confirmed by Real Salt Lake.

Okwuonu, 22, has yet to make a first-team appearance, but he did make his Real Monarchs debut on Sunday, playing 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw with LA Galaxy II. He's no stranger to youth international duty, having played at U-17, U-18 and U-20 levels. He played alongside Luis Gil (who was also called up) in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, and he played in the U-17 World Cup in 2009.

The U-23s will be training in Tuzla, the third-largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina with around 120,000 residents. They'll face Bosnia and Herzegovina's U-23 on Friday, then Denmark the following Tuesday.

Okwuonu's departure leaves RSL with five players on international duty: Nick Rimando, Elias Vasquez, Okwuonu, Gil and Alvaro Saborio.