Academy defender Quentin Pearson called into U.S. U-18 camp

Longmont native to participate in U.S. training camp from Sept. 22-29 in California

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Monday, January 6, 2014) –Colorado Rapids Academy defender Quentin Pearson has been selected to the United States Under-18 National Team for a training camp in Florida taking place this week. The Longmont native is one of 24 players selected by head coach Javier Perez for the week-long camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., which is preparation for the for the upcoming Copa del Atlantico in the Canary Islands. The camp runs from Jan. 4-11, with the tournament in Spain taking place Feb. 4-7.

Pearson earned his last call-up to the U.S. U-18’s in September 2013, having previously been with the U.S. U-15 and U-17 teams for training camps. The defender was a key part of the Rapids’ Under-16 Team’s successful 2012-13 season in the Development Academy, when the team finished third out of the top 80 youth clubs around the country, and has been playing with the Rapids U-18 Team in 2013-14.