Alumnus Sean Okoli

Called up to the U-21 MNT training camp in Carson, CA

Former Demon Deacons Sean Okoli has been called up to the U-21 U.S. Men's National Team training camp in Carson, Calif., in preparation for forming a U-23 team that will attempt to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Okoli is one of  21 players called up for the camp, 19 of whom currently play professional soccer. Kendall McIntosh (Santa Clara) and Jordan Morris (Stanford) are the lone collegiate players to receive a call-up. "We're excited to bring some of our best young players together for this initial U-21 camp," current U-20 National Team Coach Tab Ramos said of the group. "This camp is purely to have the team together so that we begin moving in the right direction. When the time is right, we can put a group that has kept playing together and is familiar with each other in front of the permanent coach." Okoli currently plays in the MLS as a member of the Seattle Sounders. Okoli spent time with the U-20 National Team prior to receiving the U-21 call-up. During his time at Wake Forest, Okoli made 55 starts in 61 appearances and proved to be a major offensive weapon up front for the Deacs, netting 24 goals in just three seasons before signing with the Sounders following the 2013 season. He was a First Team All-ACC player in 2013 and tied with former teammate Luca Gimenez for the team lead in points with 21. Okoli also received credit for four game-winning goals last season, the most of any player on the squad.