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Sacramento Republic FC Midfielder Roberto Hategan Called Up to U.S. U-18 Men's National Team

By Eira Castillo, 02/02/18, 5:30PM PST

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Sacramento Republic FC midfielder Roberto Hategan has been called up to the upcoming U.S. U-18s Men’s National Team Camp to take place in Orlando, Fla. The camp will run from Feb. 4 through Feb. 11, led by Head Coach Omid Namazi and will feature two games against their counterparts from Costa Rica.

This Hatagan’s second call up to the U-18s this season and Republic FC’s seventh call-up for a first team or Academy player to the U.S Soccer Youth ranks. Hategan was called up to the first-ever U.S. Soccer Men’s Youth National Team Summit in early January, along with Republic FC Academy players Kwabena Boateng, Hunter George, Quincy Butler and Gavin Krenecki. The camp featured players from the U-16s  all the way up to the U-20s.

Hategan leads the club in call-ups, having been called up to a U.S. Soccer Youth team six times since first joining the Academy in 2015. Four of those were while he was still a member of the Academy under current Republic FC Head Coach and then-U-15/16 Head Coach Simon Elliott, while the last two have come as a member of the Republic FC first team roster. Hategan is one of three players who lead the current U.S. U-18 roster in seasons in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy with five seasons. The 16-year-old midfielder made his first team debut in a friendly on July 15, 2017, in a friendly against Liga MX club CF Pachuca.

Sacramento Republic FC began training camp on Feb. 1 and will host their first 2018 friendly on Feb. 15 against MLS side Seattle Sounders FC followed by MLS newcomers Los Angeles Football Club on Feb. 25. To view the complete schedule and learn more visit SacRepublicFC.com.

U.S. U-18 MNT Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3):  David Ochoa (Real Salt Lake; Oxnard, Calif.), Jacob Schick (Chargers Soccer Club; Palm Harbor, Fla.), Kris Shakes (Philadelphia Union; Austin, Texas)

DEFENDERS (6): Julian Araujo (Barca Academy; Lompoc, Calif.), Nico Benalcazar (New York City FC; Wilton, Conn.), Ian Hoffmann (Karlsuher SC; Karlsruher, Germany), Nelson Martinez (D.C. United; Woodbrigde, Va.), David Mendoza (Chicago Fire; Gage Park, Ill.), Leonardo Sepulveda (LA Galaxy; Corona, Calif.)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Taylor Booth (Unattached; Eden, Utah), Cameron Duke (Sporting KC; Overland Park, Kan.) Roberto Hategan (Sacramento Republic F.C.; Chicago, Ill.), Aidan Morris (Crew SC Academy; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), Owen Otasowie (Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.; New York, N.Y.), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo; Houston, Texas), Stuart Ritchie (FC Groningen; Pleaston, Calif.) Thomas Roberts (FC Dallas; Little Rock, Ark.), Indiana Vassilev (Aston Villa F.C.; Savannah, Ga.)

FORWARDS (6): Konrad De La Fuente (FC Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain), Jalen Hawkins (FC Bayern Munich; Regensburg, Germany), Ulysses Llanez (LA Galaxy; Lynwood, Calif.), Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Jose Rivas (Crew SC Academy; Weston, Fla.), Stefan Stojanovic (Sockers FC; Chicago, Ill.)  

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