Orlando City SC defender Tommy Redding will represent the United States in international play again. On Thursday, the club announced that the 20-year-old was named to the U.S. U-20 national team for World Cup qualifying. He is one of 11 Major League Soccer players to represent the U.S.
The U-20 squad will play in the 2017 Confederation of North, Central america and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-20 Championship, which will also serve as a qualifying tournament for the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea.
Redding and company will play in a group comprised of Panama, Haiti and Saint Kitts and Nevis. The U.S. will first play Panama on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast on Univision.
In its history, the U.S. has never won the CONCACAF tournament before. Third place in 2015 is the highest finish for the U.S.
Roster by position
Goalkeepers (2): Joanathan Klinsmann (University of California), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown)
Defenders (6): Marlon Fossey (Fulham FC), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)
Midfielders (9): Danny Acosta (Real Salt Lake), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Coy Craft (FC Dallas), Luca de la Torre (Fulham FC), Jonathan Gonzalez (CF Monterrey), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana University), Jonathan Lewis (New York City FC), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake), Eryk Williamson (University of Maryland)
Forwards (3): Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake), Emmanuel Sabbi (UD Las Palmas)