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GA Cup standouts Diego Rocio and Jamir Johnson receive youth national team call-ups



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Fresh off their starring performances at the Generation adidas Cup in Florida, Philadelphia Union U-17 teammates Diego Rocio and Jamir Johnson received call-ups for their respective youth national teams.

Rocio was called up by the Mexico U-18 team. The San Diego native is coming off an MVP performance in leading the Union U-17 team to their second straight GA Cup title. He was also on the GA Cup Best XI for the U-17 age group.

Johnson was called up to the United States U-16 team training camp in Florida. Johnson had three goals for the Union U-17s in Florida, including the lone goal in a 1-0 win over South Korean team Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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