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Canada announces roster, matches for U-20 program

Posted on 10 May 2010 in Men's U-20 Team

Canada’s men’s U-20 team has announced its roster for the upcoming camp in Netherlands. The 12-day camp runs 13-24 May in and around Alkmaar, Netherlands. Amongst the camp activities, Canada will play international friendly matches against Egypt and Japan. The camp will be run by newly-appointed U-20 head coach Valerio Gazzola.

“This camp will provide the staff an opportunity to evaluate the players,” said Gazzola. “This will be the first of several camps that we have. There will be a lot of games in this camp, so there will be a chance to see and evaluate everyone.”

‘Le personel de l'équipe aura l'occasion d'evaluer les joueurs à l'echelle internationalle, a mentionné Gazzola. Ce camp est le premier de plusieurs à venir, mais l'équipe disputera plusierurs matchs lors de celui-ci ce qui nous permettra l'occasion de voir et d'evaluer touit le monde sur le terrain de jeu.'

Coach Gazzola has selected 21 players for this camp. There is a good mix of players arriving from North American and European-based clubs. A handful of players were unavailable because of injuries. The two international friendly matches are 18 May against Egypt and 20 May against Japan.

On 16 May, Canada will play a closed-door match against Cruz Azul (they will play three 30-minute periods). Following the international matches, Canada will play five 40-minute mini games on 22 and 24 May. Canada will play three games on the first day and two more on the second day of the mini tournament featuring club and international teams.

Canada is currently preparing for next year's 2011 CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship. Next year's confederation championship will feature 12 teams from North America. The CONCACAF championship will serve as the qualification route for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011.


CANADA
G- Latendresse-Lévesque, Julien | GER / Energie Cottbus (on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps FC ) | Chambly, QC, CAN
G- Stillo, Roberto | ITA / Genoa CFC | Mississauga, ON, CAN
D- Augustin, Francesco | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal | Montréal, QC, CAN
F- Baker, Jerome | GER / Energie Cottbus (on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps FC ) | Toronto, ON, CAN
D- Chalk, James | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain | Toronto, ON, CAN
M- Connon, Liam | SCO / Ross County FC | Ajax, ON, CAN
F- Costouros, Joseph | POR / Leixões Sport Club | Edmonton, AB, CAN
D- Dinkota, Serge | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal | Ste-Foy, QC, CAN
M- Gage, Ethan | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Cochrane, AB, CAN
D- Henry, Doneil | CAN / Toronto FC Academy | Brampton, ON, CAN
M- Hoilett, Jaineil | GER / FSV Mainz’05 | Brampton, ON, CAN
M- Jones, Darren | USA / University of Western Michigan | Victoria, BC, CAN
F- Kelly, Liam | USA / Crossfire Premier Academy
M- Kliment, Andrew | CZE / FK Bohemians Praha | Winnipeg, MB, CAN
F- Maheu, Justin | Unattached / sans club | Gatineau, QC, CAN
D- Mauro, Gino | ITA / Derthona F.B.C. | Ajax, ON, CAN
D- Meftouh, Amine | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal | St-Laurent, QC, CAN
F- Smith, Jelani | USA / Florida Gulf Coast University | Mississauga, ON, CAN
M- Stinson, Matthew | CAN / Toronto FC Academy | Toronto, ON, CAN
F- Sylla, Abdoulaye | FRA / FC Metz | Pierrefonds, QC, CAN
M- Teibert, Russell | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Niagara Falls, ON, CAN

Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Valerio Gazzola
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Michael Findlay
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Carmine Isacco
Goalkeeper Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Rafael Carbajal
Strength Coach / Entraîneur de la force et du conditionnement : Paolo Pacione
Manager / Gérant : Les Meszaros
Video Cooridnator / Coordonnateur vidéo : Adrian Honisch
Doctor / Docteur : Dr. John Philpott
Athletic Therapist / Thérapeute athlétique : David Blatz

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