Indiana midfielder Jeremiah Gutjahr, a Bloomington North graduate, was named to the United States Under-20 Men’s National Team camp roster on Tuesday.
Gutjahr, who is coming off a sophomore season for the Hoosiers where he appeared in 20 matches and made 11 starts with one goal and one assist, was one of 24 players named to an 11-day training camp roster as the U.S. team enters its final stage of preparation for mid-February’s 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which will send four teams to the 2017 FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup in South Korea this May. Gutjahr was also one of only three college players named. The other 21 players are now on professional rosters.
“It’s a great honor to be selected to compete for the U.S. National Team,” IU coach Todd Yeagley said. “Jeremiah has worked hard for this opportunity. He is developing very well, and we are excited to see the impact Jeremiah will have on IU soccer and our national team programs in the years ahead.”
The training camp began Tuesday and runs to Feb. 10 in Orlando, Fla. Upon the conclusion of camp, Ramos will name the final roster of 20 players who will travel to San Jose, Costa Rica, for the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. That final roster will be selected from the entire U-20 player pool. The World Cup qualifying tournament is scheduled to run from Feb. 17-March 5, with the team’s first game taking place Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. against Panama.
Gutjahr has previously been named to the U.S. U-20 and U-18 teams.