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Dynamo Midfielder Francisco Navas Cobo Called Up To United States U-20 National Team

Houston Dynamo midfielder and Dynamo Academy product Francisco Navas Cobo has been named to the United States Under-20 national team's roster for an upcoming four-team tournament in Peru.

Navas Cobo last played for the U.S. U-20 squad in July when he was a part of the team that won the prestigious Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. The midfielder is one of 20 players, all from professional clubs, named to the roster for the tournament.

The tournament runs from September 1 - 12, meaning Navas Cobo is expected to miss Houston's games on September 5 (vs. San Jose) and September 11 (at Kansas City). The U.S. squad will play games in Arequipa, Peru, and will face Paraguay (Sept. 6), Colombia (Sept. 8) and Peru (Sept. 10). The championship and consolation games will take place on Sept. 12.

The 18-year-old midfielder has made three appearances for the Dynamo and four international appearances for the United States U-20 national team in 2010

Here is the full United States U-20 roster:
Goalkeepers (2): Samir Badr (F.C. Porto), Cody Cropper (Ipswich Town)

Defenders (7): Gale Agbossoumonde (S.C. Braga), Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC), Bryan De La Fuente (Chivas USA), Christian Flores (Club Tijuana), Greg Garza (G.D. Estoril Praia), Emilio Orozco (Tigres), Korey Veeder (Crystal Palace Baltimore)

Midfielders (7): Victor Garza (Tigres), Kevin Huezo (C.F. Pachuca), Francisco Navas Cobo (Houston Dynamo), Ernest Nungaray (Monarcas Morelia), Moises Orozco (Tigres), Conor Shanosky (D.C. United), Cesar Zamora (Chivas USA)

Forwards (4): Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls), Jerome Kiesewetter (Hertha BSC;), Adrian Ruelas (Santos Laguna), Omar Salgado (Portland Timbers)

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