Coach Landon Donovan names roster for MLS Homegrown Game
Manager Landon Donovan has named the 22 players he'll coach in the MLS Homegrown Game against Club America's U-20 side during MLS All-Star festivities next week.
Donovan has tabbed the likes of Chicago Fire midfielder Harry Shipp, San Jose Earthquakes forward Tommy Thompson and Sporting Kansas City center back Erik Palmer-Brown for the second annual match, which highlights the league's player who have come up through the academy and Homegrown Player system.
Last year, MLS played the Portland Timbers U-23s to a 0-0 draw at Providence Park prior to the All-Star game against Bayern Munich. This year's contest will take place Tuesday, July 28th at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, a night before the MLS All-Stars take on Tottenham at the same venue.
Here is the full roster that will take on Club America's U-20 side:
GOALKEEPERS: Matt Lampson (Columbus Crew SC), Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas)
DEFENDERS: Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Shane O’Neill (Colorado Rapids), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy), Tyler Turner (Orlando City SC)
MIDFIELDERS: Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake), Jay Chapman (Toronto FC), Sean Davis (New York Red Bulls), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union), Memo Rodriguez (Houston Dynamo), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Harry Shipp (Chicago Fire), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Alex Zendejas (FC Dallas)
FORWARDS: Coy Craft (FC Dallas), Kianz Froese (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Anthony Jackson-Hamel (Montreal Impact), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes)
Club America, meanwhile, will be bringing the following players:
GOALKEEPERS: Omar Lascari, Jonathan León
DEFENDERS: Edson Alvarez, Bryan Colula, Rodrigo Gonzalez, Jonathan Hernández, Edgar Portilla, Gustavo Rodriguez, Jesus Veyna
MIDFIELDERS: Saulo Cabrera, Francisco Córdova, Brandon Garcia, Jonh Gonzalez, Antonio Lopez, Javier Rabadán, Juan Rodriguez, Victor Rodriguez, Carlos Rosel, Daniel Vázquez
FORWARDS: Alejandro Díaz, Fernando Gonzalez, Sergio Rodriguez