Leeds United youngster Charlie Horton included in the USA Under-23 squad for Olympic qualifying

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The stopper will be hoping to head to the Olympics in Brazil next summer.

Leeds United have plenty of talented youngsters coming through the ranks and one such player is talented goalkeeper Charlie Horton.

The 21-year-old was signed from Cardiff City in July 2015. He was the club’s first signing of the summer and Uwe Rosler’s first as a Leeds manager.

He arrived along with former Cardiff City goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis at the club and has looked impressive in the club’s under-21s.

Now he is looking at making it to the Olympics with the USA.

Yesterday Horton was called up to the USA under-23 side for the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship matches for next month.

The US are in the same group as Cuba, Canada and Panama in the competition. Two places at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are up for grabs, with Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica and Haiti all attempting to stop the USA from making it to Brazil.

Horton might even be in line for a starting spot. The Leeds man benefits from the disappointment suffered by Southampton youngster Cody Cropper – who has been ruled out for several months with a serious knee injury and could miss the Olympic Games.

He joins the likes of Tottenham youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers, Fulham midfielder Emerson Hyndman, Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem and former Leeds youngster Gboly Ariyibi in the squad.

He will do battle with Molde stopper Ethan Horvath for the number one spot in the USA under-23 side.

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