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Victor Mansaray named to U.S. U-18 roster

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Sounders attacker will miss match against Portland Timbers.

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Victor Mansaray's wild season shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Fresh off his trip to Oklahoma with Sounders 2, the 18-year-old high school senior will now join the United States' U18 team for a training camp in Bosnia from April 22-May 1 that will feature friendlies against Bosnian Premier Liga club NIK Siroki Brijeg on April 25 and the Bosnia U18s on April 28.

Since signing a Homegrown Player contract with the Seattle Sounders late last season, Mansaray has seen his stock rise considerably. In addition to becoming a fixture in the youth national team setup -- most recently featuring in the U18s trip to the Copa Chivas tournament -- Mansaray has become the youngest player to ever play for the Sounders, picked up his first professional assist in S2's season opener and proved himself a handful for MLS defenders.

You may remember him from when he did this:

mansaray assist

The call-up means Mansaray will miss the Sounders' match against the Portland Timbers on Sunday and could keep him out of their match at New York City FC on May 3.

Full roster

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), Mason Stajduhar (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.)
DEFENDERS (6): Marcello Borges (New York Red Bulls; Kearny, N.J.), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes; Cupertino, Calif.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC; Grove City, Ohio), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.), Eryk Williamson (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.)
FORWARDS (5): Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal CF; Minneapolis, Minn), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Brooks Lennon (RSL Arizona; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders; Des Moines, Wash.)