Canadian U-20s announce roster for competition
Posted on 30 July 2010 in Men's U-20 TeamCanada's men's U-20 team has announced its roster for the upcoming camp and competition in Valencia, Spain. Coach Valerio Gazzola has named 18 players for the competition which runs 12-20 August. Canada will play four matches against club and international opponents.
The eight-team competition features two four-team groups. Canada (U-20), Guinea (U-20), Valencia CF and Santos CF are in the first group while Villarreal CF, Etoile Lusilanos, Uzbekistan (U-20) and Ecuador are in the second group. Canada faces Santos FC on 13 August, Valencia CF on 15 August and Guinea U-20 on 17 August. The classification match will be played on 20 August.
"This is our second camp, so we wanted to see some different players," said coach Gazzola. "We will be playing quality teams, so our staff will be able to assess our players as we increase our player pool. We need to continue to put new players in international competition."
Canada is currently preparing for next year's 2011 CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship. The confederation championship serves as the qualification route for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
GK- Julien Latendresse Lévesque | GER / Energie Cottbus (on loan)
GK- Jordan Santiago | ENG / Cardiff City FC
CB- Derrick Bassi | CAN / Simon Fraser University
D- Francesco Augustin | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
D- Daniel Di Biagio | USA / Winthrop University
D- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Dominic Roberts | USA / Southern New Hampshire University
D- Roger Thompson | USA / University of Concinnati
D/M- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D/M- Chris Suta | CAN / Milltown FC
M- Ethan Gage | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Nicholas Lindsay | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Clarkson Sheridan
M- Matthew Stinson | USA / Winthrop University
M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Jerome Baker | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Niall Cousens | CZE / Slavia Praha
F- Massimo Mirabelli | CAN / Portugal FC
Head of Delegation / Chef de délégation : Steve Reed
Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Valerio Gazzola
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Carmine Isacco
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Michael Findlay
Goalkeer Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Rafael Carbajal
Fitness Coach / Préparateur physique : Paolo Pacione
Athletic Therapist / Thérapeute du sport : David Blatz
Video Coordinator / Vidéaste : Adrian Honish
Team Manager / Gérant de l'équipe : Les Meszaros