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RSL connections abound in United States youth teams; Allen, Lopez make U-20 roster

Benji Lopez playing for RSL's reserves in a 2013 file photo.
Benji Lopez playing for RSL's reserves in a 2013 file photo.
Matt Montgomery

Update: Corey Baird, a current RSL-AZ Academy player, has also been called into the U-20s alongside Lopez and Allen.


RSL striker Benji Lopez and newcomer Jordan Allen have reportedly been called into the United States Under-20 men's team camp, according to Arizona soccer website AZ Kicks It.

They will be joined by RSL academy graduate Andrew Brody, an attacking player currently an University of Louisville. Brody has spent time with the reserves, usually playing as a forward but sometimes on the side of the diamond. He was one of four players to play in and start all 20 of Lousville's matches, with academy graduate Ricardo Velazco one of the remaining three. Last season, he scored three goals and had eight assists, with his team making the second round of the NCAA Championship.

The RSL call-ups don't end there: Justen Glad, a full back who has spent time with the reserves; Sebastian Saucedo, a skillful midfielder and an academy standout from Park City; and Christian Herrerra, a goalkeeper from New Mexico, have been named to the United States Under-17 camp.

A full lineup has yet to be revealed but will be available here when it is released.