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Mansaray called to USA U-18 team

Sounders FC forward Victor Mansaray has been called into U-18 U.S. National Team camp in Medugorje, Bosnia & Herzegovina, for the team's first training camp of 2015 from April 22-May 1.

During camp, the U-18 MNT will play three friendlies. It will face Bosnian side Siroki Brijeg on April 25, followed by two contests against Bosnia U-18s on April 28 and April 30.

Mansaray, 18, signed a Homegrown Player contract with Sounders FC on November 5, 2014 after playing for the Sounders FC Academy since the 2012-2013 season. He made his Sounders FC debut with 15 minutes of action at FC Dallas on March 28 and recorded an assist in S2's inaugural 4-2 win over Sacramento Republic FC on March 21.

Earlier this year, Mansaray joined the U-18s for the 2015 Copa Chivas Tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico, where they played Monarcas Morelia, Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Club Tijuana and Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica, finishing with a record of 1-2-1 in the competition.

Last year, he helped the U.S. U-18 National Team to a 3-0-0 championship run at the International Tournament of Vaclav Jezek in the Czech Republic last August, then started both matches against Germany in December that wrapped-up the 2014 campaign.

Sounders FC returns to action this Sunday with the first Cascadia Cup matchup of 2015 against the Portland Timbers. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. PT at the XBOX Pitch at CenturyLink Field, with the match being broadcast nationally on FOX Sports 1.

U-18 MNT Roster by PositionGOALKEEPERS (2): Jonathan Klinsmann (Irvine Strikers; Newport Beach, Calif.), Mason Stajduhar (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.)

DEFENDERS (6): Marcello Borges (New York Red Bulls; Kearny, N.J.), Kyle Duncan (New York Red Bulls; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake; Tucson, Ariz.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.), Tommy Redding (Orlando City SC; Oviedo, Fla.)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes; Cupertino, Calif.), Cameron Lindley (Chicago Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Emmanuel Sabbi (Chicago Magic; Libertyville, Ill.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake; Casa Grande, Ariz.), Ben Swanson (Columbus Crew SC; Grove City, Ohio), Jackson Yueill (Minnesota Thunder; Bloomington, Minn.), Eryk Williamson (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.)

FORWARDS (5): Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal CF; Minneapolis, Minn), Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Brooks Lennon (RSL Arizona; Paradise Valley, Ariz.), Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas), Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders; Des Moines, Wash.)

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