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Canada holds first ever National M15 ID Competition

Posted on 4 May 2015 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Youth player development in Canada is about to take another step forward as Canada Soccer is proud to host the first ever National U-15 Identification Competition in Toronto from Monday 4 May until Friday 8 May.

Taking part are the Academy and Residency teams of all three Canadian Major League Soccer teams as well as a fourth team - called for this purpose “Team Canada” - made up of players not currently involved in those programs, selected from regional identification camps held earlier in the year and recommendations from technical directors across the country.

“This is another step of our comprehensive process to identify and track up-and-coming talent,” said Canada Soccer Technical Director Tony Fonseca, in addition to thanking the Provincial/Territorial Member Associations and clubs that help put this event together. “The event will give the country’s top young players the opportunity to test themselves against their peers in a challenging environment.”

Action gets underway on Tuesday as Canada takes on the Académie Impact de Montréal and each team will play each other once, concluding with Canada taking on Toronto FC on Friday 8 May

The Canadian team will be coached by Ante Jazic and will feature players from Canadian clubs and a few from professional academies in Europe. Jazic leads Canada’s U-15 national program and was in charge of the recent Regional Identification Camps that took place across the country.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our technical staff to assess future national team candidates in a highly competitive environment,” said Jazic. “And a great stage for our players selected from our EXCEL regional camps to showcase their talent to the pro-clubs academies.”

All games will take place at Toronto FC’s training facility in northern Toronto, the KIA Training Ground.

Canada U-15 Team
GK- Justin Barrett | CAN / North Mississauga SC
GK- Sebastian Sgarbossa | CAN / Waterloo United
D- Julian Dunn-Johnson | CAN / Brampton FC
D- Dumebi Iheanacho | CAN / Sigma FC
D- Leekwon Kinghorn | CAN / North Scarborough
D- David Joe Marsillo | CAN / Étoiles de l’Est
D- Terique Mohammed | CAN / Unionville SC
D- Jacob Rodrigues | CAN / Brampton FC
D- Joshua Schirmaier | CAN / FC Edmonton Academy
M- Joey Cowlishaw | ENG / Chelsea FC Academy
M- Benson Fazili | CAN / Gloucester Hornets
M- Marko Gasparac | CRO / NK Trnje
M- Dominic Iankov | CAN / Power Soccer Academy
M- Ben Paton | CAN / Brampton FC
F- David Chung | CAN / Ottawa South United
F- Jonathan David | CAN / Gloucester Hornets
F- Alphonso Davies | CAN / FC Edmonton Academy
F- Matthew Paquette | CAN / North London Elite 99
F- Leo Reka | BEL / R.S.C. Anderlecht
F- Matthew Roberts | CAN / Islington FC

Académie de l'Impact
GK- Jordan Tisseur
GK- Justin Auger
D- Zachary Fernandez
D- Arselene Ben Khalifa
D- Shawn Rojas
D- Samuel Salter
D- Karim Soliman
M- Yohan Le Bourhis
M- Xavier Laneuville
M- Younes El Ouazzini
M- Daniel Pacella
M- Tristan Resendes
F- Sam Clouthier
F- Alexandre Cote
F- Brandon Garcia
F- Moulay Abdallah Kanzi Belghiti
F- Youssef Mouelhi
F- Jean-Arnaud Tano

Toronto FC Academy
GK- Christian Rossi
GK- Sebastien Zeballos
D- Omar Da Naia
D- Colin Gander
D- Afram Gorgees
D- Noble Okello
D- Josh Moreira
D- Luca Picheca
D- Rocco Romeo
M- Christopher Castillo
M- Owen Da Silva
M- Daniel Mun
M- Luca Petrasso
M- Steffen Yeates
F- Ayo Akinola
F- Lukas Bodritus
F- OlaKunle Dada-Luke
F- Jordan Faria
F- Isaac Nichols
F- King Wedderburn

Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
GK- Trevor Schneider
GK- Evan Ince
D- Brandon Bassi
D- Devin O’Hea
D/M- Travis Selje
D/M- Niko Papakyriakopoulos
D/M- Nick White
M- Michael Baldisimo
M- Nicolas Budisa
M- Sahil Dindsa
M- Tudor Mihaila
M- Tristan Torresan
M- Ali Zohar
M/F- Jude Barrow
M/F- Alessandro Hojabrpour
F- Jared Carlin
F- Gabe Escobar
F- Eryk Kobza
F- Rodrigo Santamaria


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