Canada announces roster for U-20 camp
Posted on 4 February 2011 in Men's U-20 TeamCanada has announced its roster for the upcoming men’s U-20 camp in Sunrise, FL, USA. Coach Valerio Gazzola has selected 21 players for the camp which runs 5-12 February 2011. The Canadian team will play two international friendly matches against Trinidad and Tobago as well as one exhibition match against D.C. United.
"We continue to prepare for the 2011 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship," said national coach Valerio Gazzola. "We wanted to have one more look at several players as well as a first look at some other players."
This is Canada’s second-last camp before the CONCACAF competition in April. Coach Gazzola will have one more chance to assess players in early March.
For this particular camp in February, coach Gazzola has balanced his wishes to give some players more international experience while also seeing some players for the first time. A few players in the U-20 pool are either injured or unavailable for release from their professional clubs, so the February camp opens the door for other players to step up.
"It is a good opportunity for some players to come in and get an international test against Trinidad and Tobago," said Gazzola.
Seven new players are taking part in their first camp under coach Gazzola. Two of those seven invites - Coulton Jackson and Jordan Ongaro - represented Canada two years ago at the CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship. The other five new invites are Lucas Cavallini, Stefan Cebara, Andy Correa, Troy Pennycooke-Morgan, and John Pegg.
Canada’s men’s U-20 team features players born 1991 or later. The CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship runs 3-17 April in Ciudad Guatemala, Guatemala. Four teams from that championship will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011.
GK- Jordan Santiago | ENG / Cardiff City FC
GK- Roberto Stillo | ITA / Genoa CFC
CB- Derrick Bassi | Unttached / sans club
CB- Sean Hart | USA / Schulz Academy
CB- Chris Suta | CAN / Milltown FC
D- Sven Arapovic | CAN / Toronto Croatia
D- Francesco Augustin | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
D- Andy Correa | URU / El Tanque Sisley
D- Gino Mauro | Unttached / sans club
D- Dominic Roberts | USA / Southern New Hampshire University
M- Kevin Cobby | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Jonathan Osorio | URU / Club Nacional
M- John Pegg | USA / San Diego State University
M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Lucas Cavallini | URU / Club Nacional
F- Stefan Cebara | HUN / Zalaegerszegi TE
F- Coulton Jackson | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
F- Justin Maheu | GER / Fortuna Düsseldorf
F- Massimo Mirabelli | CAN / Portugal FC
F- Jordan Ongaro | USA / San Diego State University
F- Troy Pennycooke-Morgan | ENG / Sheffield United
Arapovic, Sven | 1991 | Etobicoke, ON, CAN | St. Bonaventure
Augustin, Francesco | 1992 | Montréal, QC, CAN | FSS Salaberry
Bassi, Derrick | 1992 | North Delta, BC, CAN | Guru Nanak SC
Cavallini, Lucas | 1992 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Club Uruguay Toronto
Cebara, Stefan | 1991 | Calgary, AB & Windsor, ON, CAN | Windsor FC Nationals
Cobby, Kevin | 1992 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton East Chiefs
Correa, Andy | 1992 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Club Uruguay Toronto
Hart, Sean | 1991 | Toronto, ON, CAN | West Rouge SC
Jackson, Coulton | 1992 | Surrey, BC, CAN |
Maheu, Justin | 1992 | Gatineau, QC, CAN | Association de soccer de Gatineau
Mauro, Gino | 1991 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Scarborough SC
Mirabelli, Massimo | 1991 | Brampton, ON, CAN |
Ongaro, Jordan | 1992 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Inter Edmonton
Osorio, Jonathan | 1992 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Toronto Futsal League
Pegg, John | 1991 | Edmonton, AB, CAN |
Pennycooke-Morgan, Troy | 1992 | Ottawa, ON, CAN & Sheffield, ENG | OC Tigers.
Roberts, Dominic | 1991 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax SC
Santiago, Jordan | 1991 | Calgary, AB, CAN | Signal Hill Community
Stillo, Roberto | 1991 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Erin Mills SC
Suta, Chris | 1991 | Windsor, ON, CAN | Windsor FC Nationals
Teibert, Russell | 1992 | Niagara Falls, ON, CAN | Niagara Falls SC
Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Valerio Gazzola
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Carmine Isacco
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Michael Findlay
Video Coordinator / Vidéaste : Matthew Shepherd
Fitness Coach / Préparateur physique : Paolo Pacione
Team Manager / Gérant d'équipe : Les Meszaros
Equipment Manager / Gérant de l’équipement : Davide DeDonato
Athletic Therapist / Thérapeute du sport : Jason Moniz