United States men's national under-18 soccer team

The United States U-18 Men's National Soccer Team is the national under-18 soccer team of the United States and is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation. The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team serves as a transition for players between the Under-17 National Team and the Under-20 National Team. In 2018, the Under-18 age group consists of players born on Jan. 1, 2001 or later. Though the team does not compete in a world championship, head coach Omid Namazi[3] and his squad compete in international tournaments and hold several domestic training camps throughout the year.

United States Under-18
Nickname(s)The Stars and Stripes[1][2]
The Yanks
AssociationUnited States
Soccer Federation
Head coachvacant
First colors
Second colors


Current squad

The following 21 players were called up for the Vaclav Jerez Tournament in the Czech Republic [4] Last update: 16 November 2018

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1GK David Ochoa (2001-01-16) January 16, 2001 Real Salt Lake
1GK Kris Shakes (2001-04-27) April 27, 2001 Philadelphia Union

2DF Julian Araujo (2001-08-13) August 13, 2001 LA Galaxy
2DF Nico Benalcazar (2001-06-06) June 6, 2001 New York City FC
2DF Nathan Harriel {{{age}}} Bethlehem Steel FC
2DF Julian Hinojosa {{{age}}} FC Dallas
3MF Owen Otasowie (2001-04-20) April 20, 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers
2DF Leonardo Sepulveda (2001-06-18) June 18, 2001 LA Galaxy
3MF Stuart Ritchie (2001-09-10) September 10, 2001 Groningen

3MF Taylor Booth (2001-05-31) May 31, 2001 Bayern Munich
3MF Justin Haak {{{age}}} New York City FC
3MF Aidan Morris (2001-11-16) November 16, 2001 Columbus Crew
3MF Marcelo Palomino (2001-05-21) May 21, 2001 Houston Dynamo
3MF Thomas Roberts (2001-05-11) May 11, 2001 FC Dallas
3MF Indiana Vassilev (2001-02-16) February 16, 2001 Aston Villa

4FW Roberto Hategan {{{age}}} Sacramento Republic FC
4FW Axel Picaxo {{{age}}} Philadelphia Union
4FW Ulysses Llanez (2001-04-02) April 2, 2001 LA Galaxy
4FW Bryan Reynolds (2001-06-28) June 28, 2001 FC Dallas
4FW Gabe Segal {{{age}}} Bethesda SC
4FW Folarin Balogun {{{age}}} Arsenal FC

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up in the past 12 months.


  1. "Goal.com – World Cup 2010 Preview: USA – Algeria". Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  2. "Newsweek". Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  3. http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-soccer/club-soccer-archives/nid-23805/Javier-Perez-named-USMNT-U18-head-coach Javier Perez Appointed Men's U-18 head coach
  4. "ussoccer.com". Retrieved November 16, 2018.

See also

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