Gedion Zelalem joins US U-20 Camp


Because the under 20 World Cup tourney begins in three weeks and it appears the talented midfielder Gedion Zelalem will play some kind of part for the US team in South Korea this month.
VVV-Venlo, the second-division Dutch club that Zelalem has been on loan from Arsenal with since January, has announced that he left the club to join the US U-20’s for a pre-World Cup training camp.
We have to assume that this means he either has a great chance to make the final roster or is already on the final roster. In all likelihood, a youth national team manager wouldn’t pull a player away from club playing time to evaluate him this late in the game. Zelalem, 20, was a member of the previous U-20 World Cup team in 2015 that advanced to the quarterfinals. So, while his play this season hasn’t been anything to write headlines about, it appears that Tab Ramos has summoned him for his experience in this kind of situation.