Monday, May 12, 2008

Leathers Called in to U-23 Team

Last week, I mentioned the potential of Wizards players being called in to the Toulon Invitational in France. Today, we found out the U-23 roster for that tournament. The lone Wizard named to the roster, is Wizards defender, Jon Leathers. This is Leathers second call up to the U-23 team. He had been called up back in November along with Wizards team mates Michael Harrington and Aaron Hohlbein to go to China with the team.

The roster looks almost split between domestic and foreign based players. The majority of the MLS players on the roster look to be bench players for their respective clubs, Leathers is probably one of, if not the leader in minutes played this season for players on the roster. The US will play Turkey (May 21), the Ivory Coast (May 23), and Italy (May 25). All of the tournaments 16 games will be broadcast on FSC. Good luck to Jon.

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