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San Jose Earthquakes trio called up to U.S. U-23 national team camp

Cade Cowell is a youngster getting a look with prospective Olympic roster.

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The offseason continues for now for the San Jose Earthquakes, but three players have been called up to a training camp for the U.S. U-23 National Team.

Goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski, midfielder Jackson Yueill and attacker Cade Cowell were called up to the U-23s for a training camp, set to take place beginning Saturday, with a group of the U-23 National Team to join a small contingent of full senior USMNT call-ups later in the month and potentially play in a scheduled friendly, rumored to be against Serbia.

The training camp will take place in Bradenton, Fla. and in addition to the USMNT camp happening concurrently, the Canada Men’s National Team will also be training in Bradenton this month.

If the Tokyo Summer Olympics actually take place this year, and if the U.S. qualify for the Olympics, the U-23 roster will likely be a large proportion of that roster. We expected Yueill would be part of the qualifying tournament and Olympics if they qualified, and now Marcinkowski, who won the starting spot for the Quakes down the stretch, and Cowell get a shot, too.

Plus, Cowell is part of a teenage contingent on the U-23 roster, with head coach Jason Kreis getting a look at the youngster, meaning if he impresses he could really provide a slingshot for his career trajectory.

So congrats to the Quakes trio and best of luck to them on international duty, and obviously here’s hoping everyone stays healthy.

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