Jones & Yueill Heading to Germany
Soccer News: UCLA freshmen Malcolm Jones and Jackson Yueill are two of 21 players that have been called to represent the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team at the Four Nations Tournament in Germany.
The team was defeated by Germany in the tournament opener on Oct. 6 and will look to bounce back against Scotland on Oct. 9, before concluding against Mexico on Oct. 12.
Both Jones and Yueill have extensive National Team experience, each serving as consistent members of the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team before coming to campus this fall. The call to the U-20’s represents the first such call-up to this level for both players.
In the history of the program, UCLA players have logged 476 international caps for the U.S. U-20 Men’s National Team, led by Carlos Bocanegra’s 23 caps.
Jones, a defender, has appeared in eight games (two starts) this season for the Bruins. The Chino Hills, CA. native has scored one goal, netting the game-winning goal in UCLA’s opening match of the season against New Mexico. His two points trail just Jose Hernandez and Yueill among Bruin freshmen. Jones and Michael Amick are the only two defenders who have scored goals through the first ten games for UCLA this season.
Yueill, a midfielder, has appeared in all ten games (eight starts) this season for the Bruins. The Bloomington, Minnesota. Native is third on the team with nine points, logging three goals and three assists. His three assists trail just Abu Danladi for second most on the team. Yueill scored the game-winning goal against Cal Poly on September 18 and scored on a penalty kick in the Bruins’ most recent victory at Washington last Sunday.
UCLA returns to action against San Diego State on Monday, October 12 at 7:00pm PT at Drake Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks and can be heard live on uclabruins.com. Tickets for all home matches can be purchased online or by calling 310-UCLA-WIN.