Jordan Allen will be on his way to the Under-20 World Cup in a few short days after being called up by U.S. U-20 coach Tab Ramos.
Allen will depart sometime around May 14 for either Carson, Calif. or Australia, depending on whether he is involved in RSL's May 16 match against Montreal Impact.
The U.S. is in Group A with New Zealand, Ukraine, and Myanmar — none of which are known particularly for their youth development teams. The group stage ends with a match on June 5, with an absolute best-case scenario seeing Allen playing until the final on June 20.
As a result, Allen will certainly miss several matches.
- May 16, Montreal v. RSL
- May 23, RSL v. NYCFC
- May 27, LA v. RSL
- May 30, Vancouver v. RSL
- June 7, RSL v. Colorado
- June 21, RSL v. Sporting KC
One of four current RSL players to have played at a U-20 World Cup, Allen will join Nick Rimando, Tony Beltran, Aaron Maund, and Luis Gil in having been involved at the tournament. Beltran, in 2007, was with the team that went the farthest, reaching the quarterfinals in Canada.
Allen should be available for the next match, an away match against Chicago Fire on Saturday.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jeff Caldwell (University of Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zack Steffen (Freiburg; Downingtown, Pa.)
DEFENDERS (6): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Shaquell Moore (Unattached; Powder Springs, Ga.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City; Lee's Summit, Mo.), Desevio Payne (FC Groningen; Greenwood, S.C.), John Requejo (Club Tijuana; Carpinteria, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas; Plano, Texas), Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim; Lancaster, Pa.), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC; Glendora, Calif.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham; Dallas, Texas), Joel Sonora (CA Boca Juniors; Buenos Aires, Argentina)
FORWARDS (5): Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake; Rochester, N.Y.), Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht; Beaverton, Ore.), Maki Tall (Red Star; Washington, D.C.), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes; Loomis, Calif.)