ORLANDO – May 26, 2015 – Orlando City SC defender Tyler Turner has been called up to the U-23 U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) for the first time in his career. The 19-year-old right-back will join the U-23s this week as part of head coach Andi Herzog's 20-man roster for the 2015 Toulon Tournament in France.
One of the most prestigious soccer events in the world, the Toulon Tournament is set to run from May 27 – June 7 in the south of France.
Turner has previously starred for his native country at the youth level, playing for the U-17s, captaining the U-18s and featuring for the U-20s most recently. In his second season with Orlando City, Turner has made four appearances for the Lions, starting against the Montreal Impact and Toronto F.C.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.), Charlie Horton (Unattached; Cleveland, Ohio), Tyler Miller (Zweibrücken; Woodbury, N.J.)
DEFENDERS (7): Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), William Packwood (Unattached; Concord, Mass.), Jalen Robinson (D.C. United; Catonsville, Md.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Sam Strong (Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Tyler Turner (Orlando City SC; Milford, Conn.)
MIDFIELDERS (4): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Daniel Metzger (New York Red Bulls II; Holmdel, N.J.), Marc Pelosi (Liverpool; Sunnyvale, Calif.)
FORWARDS (5): Julian Green (Bayern Munich; Tampa, Fla.); Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Tex.), Jerome Kiesewetter (Stuttgart; Berlin, Germany), Alfred Koroma Shams (Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.).