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Earthquakes’ Jackson Yueill named U.S. captain for Concacaf Olympic qualifying

U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that midfielder Jackson Yueill will serve as captain of the U.S. U-23 national team in the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament that kicks off Thursday.

Leading the charge

Midfielder Jackson Yueill will captain our U-23 #USMNT during Olympic qualifying! >>— U.S. Soccer YNT (@USYNT) March 17, 2021

The 23-year-old San Jose Earthquakes player was voted to be captain by his teammates.

“Jackson is a leader for this group on and off the field,” said U-23 head coach Jason Kreis upon announcing the news.