Atlanta United Academy’s Lagos Kunga named to U.S. U-20 World Cup Roster

I remember playing against Lagos when he was 10 or 11 years old. Phnomenal talent. He received a high ball out of the air with his Chest, then his thigh and then he shot the ball into the back of the net. The ball never touched the ground and he was 10 yards inside the half-way line on an 8v8 field. It was truly amazing! He was instantly recognized as a special player even at that age. RSC DOC Mike Farnham

Atlanta United Academy’s Lagos Kunga named to U.S. U-20 World Cup Roster

Atlanta United Academy forward Lagos Kunga has made the 21-player U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team roster selected by head coach Tab Ramos that will compete at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea Republic, which runs from May 20-June 11.

Kunga, 18, is a highly-rated academy prospect currently playing for Atlanta United’s U-18’s. This is his second call-up with the U.S. U-20’s after joining the team for a training camp last month in London, England.

“Lagos has shown how hard work and perseverance can pay off and this is a tremendous opportunity for him to showcase his abilities,” Atlanta United Academy Director Tony Annan said. “We couldn’t be more proud to have someone like Lagos represent our club and our academy on the international stage. We look forward to watching him and wish the group best of luck in Korea.”

The U.S. was drawn into Group F with Ecuador, Senegal and Saudi Arabia. The team opens group play against Ecuador on May 22 (4 a.m. ET), followed by matches with Senegal on May 25 (7 a.m. ET) and Saudi Arabia on May 28 (5 a.m. ET). The first two games will be played at Incheon Stadium in Incheon, while the third and final group game will be played at Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Daejeon. All of the U.S.’s group matches will be broadcast live on FS1.