San Jose Earthquakes youngsters Tommy Thompson and Fatai Alashe have been called to U.S. National Team duty, the club announced today.
Alashe, 21, will join the U.S. Under-23 team for training camp in Bosnia & Herzegovina, to begin qualifying preparation for the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.
The second-year Thompson, 19, will once again join Tab Ramos and the U.S. Under-20 team for the first foreign camp of the year in England.
The U-23’s will train March 23 to 26 before facing Bosnia’s U-23 team on Friday, March 27 in Tuzla, followed by a trip to Denmark to face their national team on Tuesday, March 31.
Thompson will join 19 others for the first U-20 camp of the season from March 23 to 30, that will include a closed door match against Tottenham Hotspurs’ Under-21 team, followed by a matchup with England’s U-21 national team. The camp is in preparation for the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup which takes place this summer in New Zealand.
With only one professional start under his belt, Alashe is a bit of a surprise selection after he impressed last week in a 3-2 victory at Seattle, playing with 10 men for the final half-hour.