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By The SI Staff
April 17, 2015

Seattle Sounders rookie Cristian Roldan is one of a few new faces being integrated into the U.S. Under-20 men's national team as preparations for this summer's World Cup continue. 

Tab Ramos has called on 20 players for friendlies in Austria against Qatar and Croatia's U-20 sides on April 21 and 25, respectively, and Roldan, Real Salt Lake's Jordan Allen and Philadelphia Union's Zach Pfeffer are the only ones who have yet to see time with the U-20s in 2015.

The U.S., which will play against host New Zealand, Ukraine and Myanmar in the U-20 World Cup, most recently congregated last month for a friendly against England's U-21s, which the young Three Lions won 2-1 in front of more than 11,000 fans in Plymouth. Maki Tall scored the lone goal in his first appearance with the U.S.

Columbus Crew's Romain Gall, who led the U.S. in World Cup qualifying with five goals, headlines the current group, along with 17-year-old Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, Dortmund midfielder Junior Flores and Freiburg goalkeeper Zack Steffen.

Roldan, meanwhile, has started the last two games for the Sounders and made four appearances overall after starring at the University of Washington.

GOALKEEPERS: Jeff Caldwell (University of Virginia), Zack Steffen (SC Freiburg)

DEFENDERS: Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur), Conor Donovan (Orlando City SC), Matthew Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Shaquell Moore (Unattached), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), John Requejo (Club Tijuana)

MIDFIELDERS: Jordan Allen (Real Salt Lake), Marco Delgado (Toronto FC), Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund), Romain Gall (Columbus Crew SC), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC.), Ethan Sonis (SC Freiburg), Joel Sonora (CA Boca Juniors)

FORWARDS: Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union), Maki Tall (Red Star), Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes)

GALLERY: U.S. Soccer in 2015

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