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Cal’s Roberts chosen for U-20 squad

Daily Planet Wire Services
Friday November 30, 2001

The United States Soccer Federation announced this week that Cal freshman Troy Roberts has been selected to participate in the Under-20 National Team Training Camp to be held January 2-12 in Chula Vista.  

Roberts, an All-Pac-10 honorable mention, started all 20 games for the Golden Bears in his first year with the team. He was a key component of a Cal backfield that allowed just 24 goals on the year.  

“Troy had a tremendous year for us, starting every game as a freshman,” said coach Kevin Grimes. “This is a natural progression for him to now be with the Under-20 National Team.”  

Roberts has had extensive experience at the national level, playing on the Under-18 National Team during his senior year at Washington high school. The Fremont native traveled to Holland and Portugal to take part in international tournaments.  

“He spent most of last year with the under-18 squad,” said Grimes. “As he continues to develop as a player, he should have a long career with the U.S. National Team.”