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Jonathan Lewis named to 24-man roster for USMNT Under-20 squad

This kid must be doing something right.

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First, NYCFC dished out a hero’s ransom to Chicago for the rights to the third overall pick in January’s SuperDraft. Enter Jonathan Lewis.

Then, Tab Ramos tapped Lewis for the U.S. Under-20 National Team’s January camp ahead of the CONCACAF U20 Championships. That’s the tournament that determines who represents North America and the Caribbean at the U20 World Cup.

And today, the legend of Jonathan Lewis added another knot to the rope— New York City’s rookie attacking man officially made the 24-man roster for February’s CONCACAF slate.

Without a doubt, this is terrific news for the former Akron Zip. This places him on the fast track — one would think — for the senior national team. But there could be a short-term drawback for our fair NYCFC: if Lewis is tied up with Ramos’s crew all the way through the U20 World Cup in Korea, he’d potentially be kept away from his club all the way through the month of May.

Rest assured that Jack Harrison and Khiry Shelton can take care of business out wide in Patrick Vieira’s front three. Hooooo boy, can they ever. But this latest development just makes the Lewis Legend all the more tantalizing.

May no man nor god stand in his way.

So it was written.