Euro-American Challenge features former FCS standouts

A preliminary roster was announced for the USA football team in the inaugural Euro-American Challenge game. The team representing the United States will face a European all-star team on Sept. 1.

The contest will feature 11 former FCS players and is the first of an expected annual event bringing the best available American players who are interested in playing professionally in Europe versus the best European players who are willing to be recruited by American scouts to play in the United States.

The game will take place in the newly constructed National Stadium, located in Warsaw, Poland. Large crowds are expected to attend the 57,000-seat stadium and the game will be televised nationally in Europe.

Team USA begins practice on Aug. 27 and will train at the Joseph T. Lawrence Sports Complex located in Hillburn, N.Y.

A list of FCS players on the roster includes:

Devon Dawson, South Carolina State

Isaac Williams, Alcorn State

Henry Glackin, Towson

Seth Price, New Hampshire

Kyle Dougherty, Southern Illinois

Ryan Dinnebeil, Marist

Desmond Cox, Morehead State

Kyle Auffery, New Hampshire

Richard Samuel, Texas Southern

Ahkiel White, Rhode Island

Owen Fraser, Columbia