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Boyd Okwuonu joining US U-23s for Toulon Tournament

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Boyd Okwuonu is one of 19 players called up to the United States under-23 team for the 2015 Toulon Tournament in France, continuing his run with the pre-Olympics squad.

The team, which which mixes MLS players and Europe-based players with a smattering of unattached prospects (Will Packwood and Dan Metzger), will compete in the first group of the tournament.

That group includes Costa Rica, France, Netherlands, and Qatar. The top teams from each group will play in a final on June 7, while the second-place teams from each will play in a third-place final.

Okwuonu has yet to appear for Real Salt Lake, but he's been a near-constant on the U.S. U-23 roster. At this rate, he is probably more likely to appear at Rio Tinto in CONCACAF Olympics qualifying than he is with RSL, given he's firmly behind MLS veteran Tony Beltran in the selection for right back.

Roster via U.S. Soccer

GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.), Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio), Tyler Miller (Zweibrücken; Woodbury, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (7): Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Unattached; Concord, Mass.), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United; Catonsville, Md.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Sam Strong (Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (4): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Daniel Metzger (Unattached; Holmdel, N.J.), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool; Sunnyvale, Calif.)

FORWARDS (5): Julian Green (Bayern Munich; Tampa, Fla.); Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Tex.), Jerome Kiesewetter (Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Alfred Koroma Shams (Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.).