Found an exciting report on the web this morning, coming from Top Draw Soccer, that Orlando City SC homegrown defender Tommy Redding has been called into the play for the United State under-18 national team domestic training camp in preparation for the under-20 World Cup in three years.
Redding signed with the Lions back in March as the clubs first homegrown MLS signing. He has yet to make his Orlando City debut because of an injury suffered during training, and he just began getting back into full training.
He’ll be heading off to Carson, California this week, where the camp will be hosted, to gather with U-18 coach Hugo Perez and the rest of his American teammates.
Here is the full U.S. U18 roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Christian Herrera (RSL Arizona; Las Cruces, N.M.), Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (8): David Chavez (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Justen Glad (RSL Arizona; Tucson, Ariz.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Rapids; Longmont, Colo.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Alex Ramos (LA Galaxy; Reseda, Calif.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City Soccer Club; Oviedo, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Kyle Scott (Chelsea FC; Winterbourne, Bristol), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Patrick Jean-Giles (DC United; Lorton, Va.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Stephen Payne (Chicago Magic; Birmingham, Ala.), Sebastian Saucedo (RSL Arizona; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Ben Swanson (Crew Academy; Grove City, Ohio), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.)
FORWARDS (4): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Boca, Fla.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Jorge Ruiz (LA Galaxy; Mission Hills, Calif.)