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Singh Names 2021-22 Senior & Development U.S. Men’s National Team Rosters

Sept. 16, 2021, 4:23 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following the opportunity for evaluation at the two Open Trial Weekends, U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Harry Singh and his staff have named the 2021-22 Senior and Development U.S. Men’s National Team rosters.

 

“The past few weeks have been incredible for the tryout selections on the West and East Coasts,” commented Singh. “We have included some exciting and highly talented players in our squads which gives us more depth and strength for future selections, as well as providing the opportunity for the players to grow together as a formidable unit. I believe the athletes are looking forward to the coming competitions and test series. We are in an important year for producing a good result, and I am sure these players will also provide good healthy competition within the squad.”

 

More than 25 athletes attended either the first Open Trial weekend held in Moorpark, Calif. on September 3 and 6 or the second Open Trial weekend held in Spring City, Pa. on September 11 and 12.

 

Leading the senior squad with the most international experience is Pat Harris (Moorpark, Calif.), USMNT Assistant Coach, U-21 USMNT Head Coach and Indoor USMNT, who has 150 caps to his name. Joining him is a solid group that has been with the program the past few years, including winning bronze at the 2019 Pan American Games (PAG), the squads first medal at the event in 24 years. Those athletes are Michael Barminski (Ventura, Calif.), Tom Barratt (Greensboro, N.C.), Sean Cicchi (Westlake Village, Calif.), Ajai Dhadwal (Agoura Hills, Calif.), Mohan Gandhi (Great Britain), Aki Kaeppeler (New York City, N.Y), Jonathan Klages (Berlin, Germany), Adam Miller (Panama City, Fla.) and Johnny Orozco (Ventura, Calif.). Amar Khokhar (Valencia, Calif.) returns to the senior side after competing at the 2017 Pan American Cup, and Tyler Sundeen (Simi Valley, Calif.) returns after stepping away following the 2019 PAG.

 

They are joined by several athletes that aged-up and transitioned from the junior squads. Shomik Chakraborty (Washington, D.C.), Christian DeAngelis (Doylestown, Pa.), Khokhar, Henzor Motta (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Phil Schofield (Ventura, Calif.) and Damien Tarala (Norwalk, Conn.) are coming off a bronze medal finish at the 2021 U-22 Junior Pan American Championship.

 

Twelve athletes named have spent time on the U.S. Men’s National Indoor Team, with another five being completely new to the mix.

 

Three goalkeepers were named to the squad. Klages is the only returner but is joined by Chakraborty, who was on the 2019 and 2020 U-21 USMNT and 2020 and 2021 Indoor USMNT, and Schofield, who has been part of the junior men’s program since 2014.


Congratulations to the following athletes who have been named to the 2021-22 U.S. Men’s National Team:

Gaganpal Bajwa (Simi Valley, Calif.), Parampal Bajwa (Simi Valley, Calif.), Michael Barminski (Ventura, Calif.), Tom Barratt (Greensboro, N.C.), Shomik Chakraborty (Washington, D.C.), Sean Cicchi (Westlake Village, Calif.), Christian DeAngelis (Doylestown, Pa.), Ajai Dhadwal (Agoura Hills, Calif.), Mohan Gandhi (Great Britain), Alex Grassi (Brookeville, Md.), Pat Harris (Moorpark, Calif.), Jack Heldens (Hamburg, Germany), Vincent Heller (Stuttgart, Germany), Will Holt (Camarillo, Calif.), Aki Kaeppeler (New York City, N.Y.), Kei Kaeppeler (Stuttgart, Germany), JaJa Kentwell (Spring City, Pa.), Amar Khokhar (Valencia, Calif.), Jonathan Klages (Berlin, Germany), Ranveer Kundi (Glendora, Calif.), Adam Miller (Panama City, Fla.), Alberto Montilla (Allen, Texas), Henzor Motta (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Johnny Orozco (Ventura, Calif.), Izaak Pels (Spring City, Pa.), Phil Schofield (Ventura, Calif.), Amarpreet Sidhu (San Jose, Calif.), Paul Singh (Simi Valley, Calif.), Tyler Sundeen (Simi Valley, Calif.), Damien Tarala (Norwalk, Conn.)

 

The U.S. Men’s National Development Team is made up of 14 athletes, a handful who have been involved in the indoor and outdoor men’s programs for years.

 

James Albanese (Mercerville, N.J.), Brett Andrews (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Colin Hennessy (Marlborough, Mass.), Nick Richardson (Sunapee, N.H.) and Dean Schiller (Alexandria, Va.) have been members of the Indoor USMNT the past two years, with Hennessy and Richardson being members of the 2021 Indoor Pan American Cup that competed and won silver this past June.

 

Two goalkeepers were selected in Steven Bell (San Antonio, Texas) and Hamzah Hashmi (Granada Hills, Calif.).

 

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been named to the 2021-22 U.S. Men’s National Development Team:

James Albanese (Mercerville, N.J.), Brett Andrews (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Amrit Beaty (Simi Valley, Calif.), Steven Bell (San Antonio, Texas), Christopher Chookagian (Quakertown, Pa.), Eddie Fuentes (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Jack Gallucci (Trumbull, Conn.), Hamzah Hashmi (Granada Hills, Calif.), Zaid Hassan (Santa Clara, Calif.), Colin Hennessy (Marlborough, Mass.), Graeme Jackson (Moorpark, Calif.), Shrawan Patel (New York, N.Y.), Nick Richardson (Sunapee, N.H.), Dean Schiller (Alexandria, Va.)

 

The development athletes will train with the senior squad and be invited on tours to track progress.

 

The USMNT is scheduled for a tour to Europe this October. Details will be released shortly.


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