RSL-Arizona Academy MF Corey Baird called to US Under-20's
SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake has announced that RSL-Arizona Academy MF Corey Baird has been named to the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team roster for a domestic training camp at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. from May 17-25.
The U.S. will play three friendlies while in the nine-day camp, facing off against NASL side Carolina RailHawks on May 20, the RailHawks U-23s on May 22 and USL Pro side Wilmington Hammerheads on May 24. The training camp will be led by U-20 Assistant Coach Brian Bliss while Tab Ramos is with the U.S. Men’s National Team at the World Cup preparation camp in Palo Alto, California.
Baird has helped guide the RSL-Arizona U-18 Academy team to the top of the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy U-18 Western Conference standings with an 18-3-4 record, qualifying the side for the Academy playoffs. Baird has notched a total of eight goals for the Claret-and-Cobalt this season. A Stanford University commit, the California native previously took part in the U-20’s January domestic training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
A total of 21 players out of the 24 players named have ties with U.S. Soccer Development Academies, with 10 of those players currently with Academy clubs.
After the camp in North Carolina, the U-20 MNT will next meet at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California, for the NTC Invitational Tournament in mid-July.
Under-20 Men’s National Team Training Camp Schedule:
Date Opponent Time (ET)
May 20 vs. Carolina RailHawks 7:30 p.m.
May 22 vs. RailHawks U-23s 6 p.m.
May 24 vs. Wilmington Hammerheads 6 p.m.
Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jeff Caldwell (Virginia; Todd, N.C.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls; Ridgefield, N.Y.)
DEFENDERS (8): Conor Donovan (RailHawks Academy; Fuquay Varina, N.C.), Caleb Duvernay (RailHawks Academy; Cary, N.C.), Chris Odoi-Atsem (Maryland; Mitchellville, Md.), Miguel Polley (Temple; Woodridge, Ill.), Kristoffer Reaves (FC Dallas; Duluth, Ga.), Robert Sagel (Temple University; Las Vegas, Nev.), Jesus Vazquez (UANL Tigres; San Luis Obispo, Calif.), Travis Wannemuehler (N.C. State; Evansville, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Corey Baird (Real Salt Lake AZ; Escondido, Calif.), Ian Harkes (Wake Forest; Fairfax, Va.), Jacori Hayes (Wake Forest; Bowie, Md.), Christopher Lema (New York Red Bulls; Ridgefield, N.J.), Eric Lickert (SC Freiburg; Glottertal, Germany), Alex Muyl (Georgetown; New York, N.Y.), Adam Najem (Akron; Clifton, N.J.), Jake Rozhansky (Bethesda-Olney; Tahoma Park, Md.)
FORWARDS (6): Kainoa Bailey (Bayer 04 Leverkusen; Henderson, Nev.), Louis Bennett (Marquette; Shorewood, Wis.), Andrija Novakovich (Reading FC; Muskego, Wis.), Ahinga Selemani (CSA Wolves; Ann Arbor, Mich.), Jaime Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.), Alan Winn (Solar Chelsea SC; Garland, Texas)