CHICAGO (AP):California goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of fired U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann, is among 20 players on the American roster for CONCACAF’s Under-20 Championship.Eleven players are from Major League Soccer teams, with the rest from clubs in England, Spain and Mexico, and from college.The tournament in Costa Rica serves as qualifying for the Under-20 World Cup. Coach Tab Ramos’ team opens against Panama, plays Haiti three days later and closes the group stage February 21 against Saint Kitts and Nevis.The roster:Goalkeepers: Jonathan Klinsmann (California), JT Marcinkowski (Georgetown).Defenders: Marlon Fossey (Fulham, England), Justen Glad (Salt Lake), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico), Erik Palmer-Brown (Sporting Kansas City), Tommy Redding (Orlando City), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia).Midfielders: Danny Acosta (Salt Lake), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls), Coy Craft (Dallas), Luca De la Torre (Fulham, England.), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey, Mexico), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Indiana), Jonathan Lewis (New York City), Sebastian Saucedo (Salt Lake), Eryk Williamson (Maryland).Forwards: Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland), Brooks Lennon (Salt Lake), Emmanuel Sabbi (Las Palmas, Spain).
1 Three divisional titles – The Championship, League One and League Two – will be retained The Football League will be renamed the English Football League (EFL) at the end of the current season.The governing body is undergoing a “comprehensive corporate and competition re-branding” and will be known as the EFL for the start of the 2016-17 campaign.It will also unveil just its fourth different logo in 127 years to fit in with the re-branding while the three divisional titles – The Championship, League One and League Two – will be retained and incorporated into the new brand.Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “The new EFL name rightly emphasises the central role our clubs play at the heart of English professional football.“In an increasingly challenging global sports market, it is absolutely essential that sports properties can project a modern identity that not only resonates with their regular audience but is also easily recognisable to a broader audience of potential fans, viewers and commercial partners.“We believe the EFL name and brand will give our competitions an identity that is new and distinct, while at the same time retaining our unique heritage.“As such, it will be something that all fans can identify with – whether they be young or old, at home or abroad.“The Championship, League One and League Two divisional titles have proven popular with fans since their introduction in 2004 and have since been used by leagues in other countries and in other sports. It is therefore our intention to incorporate them into the new EFL brand.”The rebranding comes after extensive research, which included interviews and focus groups with clubs, stakeholders, commercial partners and more than 18,000 football supporters.