Canada closes out camp with back-to-back wins over Costa Rica
Posted on 25 November 2011 in Men's Youth Teams
Canada’s U-18 Development Team finished off an eight-day camp in San José, Costa Rica with back-to-back wins over Costa Rican youth sides.
The U-18 development squad, which features players from the U-16 age group, put together a string of three impressive performances under Head Coach Robert Gale.
After dropping the first match of the camp 2:1 to a club reserves side from L.D. Alajuelense on 21 November, Canada rebounded to defeat Costa Rica’s U-16 team 4:2 on 23 November. The Costa Rica side, coached by Edson Soto, was recently crowned Central American champions.
Canada then finished off the camp with a convincing 3:0 win over the same Costa Rican side that mixed in some overage players.
“It was an absolutely terrific performances from the boys,” said coach Gale. “The challenge was to put in back-to-back performances, the way you always need to in a competition our tournament, and again they responded well.
“We had many chances in the game and in no way did the 3:0 score flatter us. I was really proud of the performance of the players throughout the camp.”
Throughout the three matches at Estadio Alejandro Morero Soto in Alajuela, CRC, Canada posted a total score line of eight goals for and only three goals against. Coach Gale’s three players of the match were Dylan Carreiro, Ali Musse and Michael Petrasso.
Petrasso, one of three players in the team that featured for Canada at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011, led the way for Canada with three in the final two matches of the camp.