Casa Grande, AZ (November 5, 2021) – Three Barca Residency Academy alumni have been selected to represent U.S. Soccer U-20 Men’s National Team in the upcoming inaugural Revelations Cup in Mexico. Caden Clark, Diego Luna, and Rokas Pukstas were name to the 23-player roster announced today by U.S. Soccer.
Barca Residency Academy director Ged Quinn tweeted, “Big congrats to the guys, fully deserved on all fronts!”
The Revelation Cup will take place from November 7-17 where the U.S. squad will face Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. This squad will kick off a new cycle under the direction of head coach Mikey Vargas as they begin preparations for the 2022 Concacaf U-20 Championship, which will serve as qualification to the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Clark, 17, is earning his first call into the Under-20 Men’s National Team Camp. The Medina, Minnesota native has tallied four goals and three assists in 21 games played. Since joining New York in October of 2020, he has recorded six goals and three assists in 28 matches played. Clark has previously been called to U-14 and U-16 Boys National Team camps.
More on Clark’s three years at Barca Residency Academy:
Luna ,18, has had a standout first professional season with Locomotive FC, recording nine goals and five assists in 31 appearances to help lead the club to the Mountain Division title in the Championship. The 18-year-old California native has previously been called to the U-14 and U-17 USYNT camps but has yet to make an appearance on the gameday roster for the national team.
Pukstas, 17, currently based in Croatioa is a regular starter and standout for HNK Hajdunk Split’s U-19 academy team in UEFA Youth League. From Stillwater, Oklahoma, Pukstas has plenty of experience on the U.S. Soccer Youth National Teams and was named captain of the U-15 Boys National team in 2020.
The trio of former Barca Residency Academy midfielders and the U-20s will kick off the Revelations Cup on Wednesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. ET against Brazil at the Miguel Alemán Valdés Stadium in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico.
REVELATIONS CUP SCHEDULE
All matches broadcast on TUND
Wednesday, Nov. 10 – USA vs. Brazil – 6 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 13 – USA vs. Colombia – 4:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Nov. 16 – USA vs. Mexico – 6 p.m. ET