Two of Atlanta United’s highest profile home grown players, Andrew Carleton and Chris Goslin, had been named to the Tab Ramos’ U- 20 U. S. Youth National Team camp that will take place from March 17-28. The U.S. YNT will face off against France and Altetico Madrid’s U-21 side, respectively.
Both players will be available for selection by Tata Martino Saturday for Atlanta’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps. The camp in which they’ll be participating takes place during a FIFA international break, so Atlanta United will not play a league match until after they’ve returned.
Two additional Georgia natives will be joining the Atlanta United homegrowns during the camp, as Juan Pablo Torres and Zyen Jones, a former Atlanta United Academy player, were also called in to take part.
“As we look towards qualifying possibly being earlier than ever before we want to give as many opportunities as possible in this particular camp,” Ramos said in a press release. “We are including many younger players with great potential who understand the demands of the international game and how high the expectation is here. Our objective will once again be to set the bar as high as possible at this level.”
This is a good sign for both Carleton and Goslin that they are on an upward trajectory and progressing quickly through the national team setup, as they are two of only five players called into the camp who participated with the U-17s in the World Cup Qualifying or World Cup FInal Tournaments.