Two Grande Sports Academy players called up to U-18 USMNT for tournament in Portugal

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Grande Sports Academy’s Brooks Lennon and Sebastian Saucedo have been called up to the Under-18 U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the U-18 International Tournament in Lisbon, Portugal.

Lennon, Saucedo and the rest of the U-18 USMNT will play Norway on June 6, Portugal on June 8 and Sweden on June 10 in the four-team tournament. The team took on Portugal’s Benfica U-19s today, drawing 1-1 in a pre-tournament exhibition.

Saucedo’s strong regular season helped his case in making the roster, finishing second in goals scored in the U-15/16 Development Academy regular season with 23 goals.

Next up for Real Salt Lake-Arizona U-15/16 and U-17/18 is the Development Academy playoffs, running from June 23-27 at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana.


Goalkeepers (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)

Defenders (5): Chase Gasper (Bethesda Olney; Alexandria, Va.), Malcolm Jones (LA Galaxy; Chino Hills, Calif.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Rapids; Longmont, Colo.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City; Oveido, Fla.)

Midfielders (7): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Brooks Lennon (RSL Arizona; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Maduabuchi Obinwa (Chicago Magic; Orlando, Fla.), Sebastian Saucedo (RSL Arizona; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Ben Swanson (Crew Academy; Grove City, Ohio)

Forwards (4): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Boca, Fla.), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht; Beaverton, Ore.), Dembakwi Yomba (Concorde Fire; Lithona, Ga.)