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Bayern Munich starlet Green named in USA U23 squad for Toulon Tournament

Andreas Herzog has named his USA U23 squad for this summer's Toulon Tournament.

Herzog has selected a 19-man roster for the tournament in the south of France which takes place from May 27 to June 7 and will feature 10 nations.

Bayern Munich young gun Julian Green, who represented the USA at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was at the forefront of the names chosen by Herzog.

Also in the squad were Southampton goalkeeper Cody Cropper, Liverpool midfielder Marc Pelosi, recently released Birmingham City defender Will Packwood, Stanford University ace Jordan Morris (who scored for the US seniors recently) and Colorado Rapids star Shane O'Neill.

Herzog, whose side has been drawn alongside hosts France, Costa Rica, Holland and Qatar in Group A, will make one addition to complete the 20-player roster, which will officially be submitted on Tuesday evening.

"Toulon is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world at this age level, and we're fortunate to have the opportunity to compete against some of the top teams in the world," said Herzog.

"Having seen matches here many times before, I know the type of talent we will face. This is huge for us as we get ready for qualification this October, and is another step in the development of our players in international competition."

USA U23 squad for 2015 Toulon Tournament

Goalkeepers

Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.) Charlie Horton (Cardiff City; Cleveland, Ohio) Tyler Miller (Zweibrücken; Woodbury, NJ)

Defenders

Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.) Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake; Edmund, Okla.) Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.) William Packwood (Unattached; Concord, Mass.) Jalen Robinson (D.C. United; Catonsville, Md.) Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.) Sam Strong (Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, Calif.)

Midfielders

Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.) Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.) Daniel Metzger (New York Red Bulls II; Holmdel, NJ) Marc Pelosi (Liverpool; Sunnyvale, Calif.)

Forwards

Julian Green (Bayern Munich; Tampa, Fla.) Alonso Hernandez (CF Monterrey; El Paso, Tex.) Jerome Kiesewetter (Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany) Alfred Koroma Shams (Southlake Carol, Texas) Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.)

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