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US U20, U23 rosters finalized: Mansaray in, Morris out

Herzog and Ramos revealed their picks for upcoming international games

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The United States Soccer Federation released the rosters for friendlies and an upcoming tournament, with significant repercussions for local talent.

The United States U23 team led by Andy Herzog is preparing for October's CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The team has its fair share of MLS-caliber talent, including Dillon Serna, Luis Gil, and Benji Joya. What it doesn't include is Stanford striker and Seattle-area wunderkind Jordan Morris. This group will play in two friendlies in England (playing against both England and Qatar) before Herzog picks the final Olympic Qualifying roster.

Tab Ramos' U20 team will include Sounders Homegrown player Victor Mansaray, as well as academy defenders Nicholas Hinds and Pablo Pelaez. The roster, which also includes 16 year-old Sporting KC player Erik Palmer-Brown is headed to Serbia to prepare for the 2015 Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament. That contest will run through September 7, occupying Mansaray and the others until then.

Morris' exclusion from the U23 team sheet could be a sign that U.S. Soccer considers him a senior team fixture. DeAndre Yedlin is still technically eligible for the U23 roster, but has enough talent and experience to make playing for a youth team redundant.

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