Galaxy’s Oscar Sorto called up to U-23 national team, Onalfo to U-20 squad

Photo courtesy LAGalaxy.com

Photo courtesy LAGalaxy.com

Galaxy defender Oscar Sorto was called up to the U.S. Under-23 men’s national team Friday as the team prepares for the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Sorto, who was called up to the senior national team for a camp in January, will train with the U-23 team in England from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8, but will not miss any competitions with the Galaxy. During the training camp, there will be friendlies against England on Sept. 3 and Qatar on Sept. 8.

The 21-year-old homegrown player has made three starts this season for the Galaxy and made 24 Galaxy II starts in 2014 in USL play.

Galaxy Academy defender Christian Onalfo was called up to the U-20 roster Friday and will represent the United States in the 2015 Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament in Serbia. Training for the under-20 squad begins on Aug. 30, with tournament play starting against Serbia on Sept. 3. The team will conclude the tournament with a placement match on Sept. 7.


U.S. U-23 national team roster by position

GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (MK Dons; Maple Grove, Minn.), Ethan Horvath (Molde; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Zack Steffen (Freiburg; Downington, Pa.).

DEFENDERS (8): Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur; Westcliff on Sea, England), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls; Clifton, N.J.), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact; Woodbury, Minn.), Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O’Neill (Apollon Limassol; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Unattached; Concord, Mass.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif).

MIDFIELDERS (8): Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield; Arlington County, Va.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham; Dallas, Tex.), Benji Joya (Club Necaxa; San Jose, Calif.), Marc Pelosi (San Jose Earthquakes; Sunnyvale, Calif.), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire; Milwaukee, Wisc.), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew; Gahanna, Ohio), Gedion Zelalem (Rangers; Bethesda, Md.).

FORWARDS (5): Alonso Hernandez (C.D. Juarez; El Paso, Texas), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach; North Hollywood, Calif.), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht; Beaverton, Ore.), Maki Tall (Scion; Washington, D.C.).


U.S. U-20 national team roster by position

GOALKEEPERS (2): Christian Herrera (Real Monarchs; Las Cruces, N.M.), Justin Vom Steeg (Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, Calif.)

DEFENDERS (8): Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Nicholas Hinds (Seattle Sounders; Seattle, Wash.), Andrew Lombard (Northeastern; Montclair, N.J.), Christian Onalfo (LA Galaxy; Redondo Beach, Calif.), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting KC; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Pablo Pelaez (Seattle Sounders; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.),

MIDFIELDERS (8): Amir Bashti (Stanford; Cupertino, Calif.), Collin Fernandez (Downers Grove, Ill.; Chicago Fire), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Abuchi Obinwa (Hannover 96; Orlando, Fla.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic; Libertyville, Ill.), Martin Salas (UNC; Dallas, Texas), Kyle Scott (Chelsea FC; Winterbourne, Bristol), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew; Grove City, Ohio)

FORWARDS (5): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders; Des Moines, Wash.), Nebojsa Popovic (Saint Louis; Loznica, Serbia), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.)

 

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