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Quartet of Zips on USA U-20 Soccer Team

By Michael Beaven Published: May 7, 2010

The University of Akron will be the only college represented when the United States under-20 men's national soccer team competes in Holland later this month.
Junior Kofi Sarkodie, sophomores Chad Barson and Zarek Valentin and incoming freshman Perry Kitchen will comprise four of the USA's seven defenders as well as one-fifth of the complete 20-man squad.
The U-20 team, which will compete in the Cor Groenewegan Tournament in Uitgeest, Netherlands from May 14-25, includes players from four U.S. professional clubs as well as clubs in nine different foreign leagues.
The schdedule has not been finalized, but the U.S. team is slated to play four international matches and friendly matches against Senegal on May 18 and South Korea on May 20.

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