Canada M17 names 24-player roster for Florida camp
Posted on 31 July 2013 in Men's U-17 Team
Canada’s Men’s U-17 Team has announced its 24-player roster for an upcoming training camp in Sunrise, FL that will run from 2 to 12 August as the team continues its preparations for the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup to take place in UAE in October and November.
Head Coach Sean Fleming has invited five players that were not part of the team’s medal-winning CONCACAF qualification campaign in Panama in April into the camp as he looks to ensure that Canada takes the strongest squad possible to its second consecutive U-17 World Cup.
“When I left the players in Panama I told them that I have a responsibility to do everything I can to make this team as strong as it can possibly be,” said Fleming ahead of the team’s departure to Florida.
“We have looked across the country and at Canadian players around the world who might be able to come in and add something to this group.”
Entering the fray as new players in the group are defender Eric Davies (FC Dallas Academy); midfielders Rida Abdoulhamid (Braves d’Ahuntsic), Adam Bouchard (unattached / training in Uruguay) and Nevello Yoseke (Académie Impact Montréal); and forward Matt Greer (Philadelphia Union Academy).
“This camp is a great opportunity for the players who are already in the team to show that they deserve to keep their places – and it is also a great chance for the new players to stake their claim to being part of this team heading towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup,” added Fleming.
“We are definitely looking to create competition for spots on this team. That is important to us.
“There are players that will not be at the camp in Florida that could still come into the view for the FIFA U-17 World Cup and we have healthy competition for the players across the board.”
The Canadian U-17’s will take part in a three-match exhibition schedule against local academy teams during the camp in Florida.
Following the August training camp the team will also gather for time together in Mexico in September and a pre-tournament camp in UAE in October.
CANADA's Men's U-17 Team Roster for training camp in Sunrise, FL (August 2013):
GK- Marco Carducci | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
GK- Daniel Milton | ENG / Blackpool FC
D- Kevon Black | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Alex Comsia | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Eric Davies | USA / FC Dallas Academy
D- Ian Fernandes | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Mathieu Laurent | CAN / Mississauga Falcons
D- Aron Mkungilwa | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
D- Elias Roubos | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Rida Abdoulhamid | CAN / Braves d’Ahuntsic
M- Adam Bouchard | Unattached
M- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Mikaël Cantave | FRA / USJA Carquefou
M- Matthew Chow | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Marco-Leonel Dominguez | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Jordan Haynes | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- José Lopez | CAN / FC Edmonton Academy
M- Ali Musse | CAN / WSA Winnipeg
M- Nevello Yoseke | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M/F- Hanson Boakai | CAN / FC Edmonton
F- Andrew Gordon | CAN / Woodbridge Strikers SC
F- Matt Greer | USA / Philadelphia Union Academy
F- Jordan Hamilton | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- El Mehdi Ibn Brahim | CAN / Braves d'Ahuntsic