LEESBURG, VA – Two Loudoun Soccer players have been called up to play for the U.S. Under-19 Men’s National Team in September. Sam Golan (defender, 98B Red) and Colin Shutler (goalkeeper, UVA, former 98B Red) will participate with the Under-19 team in the 2016 Stevan-Vilotic Cele tournament taking place September 1-5 in Subotica, Serbia. This marks the first call-up for a male player to a U.S. National team in club history.

“We are immensely proud of Sam and Colin,” stated Mark Ryan, Loudoun Soccer Travel Director. “They have earned this call-up. We are proud to have these two represent our club at the National level and we know they will give everything on the field for our country.”

Sam Golan

Sam Golan

The U.S. Under-19 Men’s team is coached by famed American goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who played his career for teams such as Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool FC, and Aston Villa (all England). The team will kick off its tournament group against Serbia at 11 a.m. on Sept. 1 and a day later faces France at 11 a.m. on Sept. 2.

“This is a momentous occasion for these two as well as Loudoun Soccer. We are incredibly proud of Sam and Colin and all the hard work they’ve put in to reach the national team,” said Darryl Gee, Loudoun Soccer Technical Director. “We are pleased that Sam and Colin could be a part of club history and know that they are proud to represent Loudoun Soccer at the National level. We wish them all the best in Serbia and we know they will perform for our country well.”

Colin Shutler

Colin Shutler

Golan and Shutler have both played consistently for Loudoun Soccer. Golan returns to the club after a brief spell at Brighton & Hove Albion in England. Shutler is entering his first season at the University of Virginia after a successful National Championships in Texas.

To view the U.S. Soccer Federation press release regarding the complete Under-19 roster, please click here.