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Canada Soccer expands Men’s EXCEL Program with Regional EXCEL integration across Canada

Posted on 3 April 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer has collaborated with its provincial member associations to pilot Men’s Regional EXCEL visits to work with talented U-13 to U-16 players as well as elite-level coaches from across the country as part of the Canada Soccer Pathway. The visits provide a comprehensive training and in More

Canada selects U-17 squad for Mexico trip as part of Men’s EXCEL Program

Posted on 1 March 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

A group of young Canadian players take the next steps on their journey in the Men’s EXCEL Program as Canada prepares for the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. The 11-day camp takes place in Mexico from 4-14 March at the Mexican Football Federation training centre through a colla More

Canada drawn into Group F at the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship

Posted on 19 February 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer’s young players will have an opportunity to test themselves against the best in the region this May when they compete in the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. It’s an important competition which will also provides the Men’s EXCEL Program with the chance More

Canada Soccer welcomes Eric Tenllado as Men's EXCEL Development Coach

Posted on 6 February 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer has added Eric Tenllado as a Men's EXCEL Development Coach. Tenllado will work across Canada Soccer’s EXCEL Program in support of both Regional EXCEL strategies and Men’s EXCEL National Youth Teams starting in February 2019.“Eric’s profile is perfect for the rol More

Canada Soccer successfully integrates Men’s EXCEL Program across Canadian MLS academies

Posted on 4 February 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer led the alignment of the international and professional game through three weeks of Men’s EXCEL programming in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver. The new program allowed Canada Soccer to share tactical ID and team culture concepts while also assessing player development for More

Canada finish Concacaf Under-20 Championship with 2:1 victory over Martinique

Posted on 10 November 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada finished in second place in Group D at the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship with their 2:1 victory over Martinique. With only the group winner advancing to the next round, Canada return home after posting three wins and two losses in five matches over a nine-day window. Pa More

Canada fall 1:2 at Concacaf Under-20 Championship

Posted on 8 November 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

A second half goal from Jordan Peruzza was not enough for Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-20 National Team to defeat St. Kitts and Nevis action at the Concacaf Under-20 Championship 2018. Two first half goals from St. Kitts and Nevis saw Canada stall on six points tied for second in Group D. The More

Canada lose 1:2 against Panama at Concacaf Under-20 Championship

Posted on 6 November 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-20 National Team fell 1:2 to Panama in Group D action after going down to ten men early in the 24th minute. The loss drops Canada into a tie for second place in the group with matches against St. Kitts and Nevis and Martinique remaining on 8 and 10 November.The f More

Canada earns three points to remain atop Group D in Concacaf Under-20 Championship

Posted on 4 November 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Second-half substitute Adonijah Reid’s goal in the 79’ earned Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-20 National Team three points against Group D opponent Guadeloupe. The 2:1 victory gives Canada six points and first place in the five-team group heading into a key match day three matchup a More

Canada starts strong at Concacaf U-20 Championship with 4:0 victory over Dominica

Posted on 2 November 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Two first-half goals from Noble Okello and late goals from José Hernández and Theo Bair sent Canada into a tie for first place in Group D at the Concacacf Men's Under-20 Championship in Bradenton, FL, USA. After a rain delay, the young Canadians dominated possession against Dominica mo More

Canada to face five Concacaf rivals on road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019

Posted on 31 October 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada takes a big step on the road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 with five matches over nine days in the opening group phase of the 2018 Concacaf Men's Under-20 Championship.Canada open against Dominica on Friday 2 November‎ before facing Guadeloupe, Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Ma More

Canada announces squad for the Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship

Posted on 24 October 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship, the qualification tournament to next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019. The Canadian squad features 20 promising prospects that will compete in Florida starting Friday 2 November, all with an More

Canada Soccer launches Men’s EXCEL programming within MLS Academies

Posted on 20 September 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program has launched a pilot project to support player development within Major League Soccer (MLS) Canadian academies. The new program will allow Canada Soccer to share tactical ID and team culture concepts while also assessing player development for future E More

Canada looks to build on youth momentum on road to the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Posted on 13 September 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada have their roadmap to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019. It all starts this November when Canada will have to finish at the top of Group D to emerge from a 35-nation first-round group phase at the 2018 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship.From 35 nations, only the six Concacaf group w More

Canada Soccer announces Andrew Olivieri as Men’s EXCEL U-20 Program Director

Posted on 17 July 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer have announced that Andrew Olivieri has been hired as the Men’s EXCEL U-20 Program Director. Olivieri joins the Men’s EXCEL Program to develop, plan and lead EXCEL strategies at the U-20 level.The Olivieri hiring compliments Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team P More

Canada place 6th at prestigious Toulon tournament in France

Posted on 7 June 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Mathieu Choinière notched his first youth international goal on Thursday as Canada finished in sixth place at the prestigious Festival International Espoirs Provence after a 1:2 loss to host France. Canada were a formidable group throughout the competition and undefeated in the group phase, t More

Canada remains undefeated with yet another big result at the Toulon tournament

Posted on 3 June 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada 1:1 Japan More

Undefeated Canada takes command of first place with spirited 1:0 victory

Posted on 31 May 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada 1:0 Turkey More

Canada pulls together significant 0-0 draw against heavyweights Portugal

Posted on 28 May 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada have quickly pulled together a significant result against one of the tournament favourites at the 2018 Festival International Espoirs Provence. After just a handful of days together, Canada have drawn 0-0 with Portugal at the Stade Jules Ladoumègue in Vitrolles. Canada and Portugal are More

Canada’s young stars to face Portugal, Turkey, and Japan in France

Posted on 25 May 2018 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

The 46th edition of the Festival International Espoirs Provence kicks off this weekend and Canada have their sights set on their opening Monday match against Portugal. Canada are one of 12 nations competing in the 2018 tournament with matches to be played from 26 May to 9 June in France.Throughout t More

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Canada Soccer has collaborated with its provincial member associations to pilot Men’s Regional EXCEL visits to work with talented U-13 to U-16 players as well as elite-level coaches from across the country as part of the Canada Soccer Pathway. The visits provide a comprehensive training and informal education program that integrates the Men’s EXCEL tactical and cultural framework within the provincial systems.

From a player-development standpoint, the Regional EXCEL approach enhances the scouting and talent development opportunities across our Provincial pathways ensuring more players are not only monitored more often, but these young aspiring players gain a unique access to the Men’s EXCEL tactical and cultural frameworks.

As part of the initial pilot phase, Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL staff will visit six provinces from 31 March to 12 May. The visits are led by Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL coaches Joey Lombardi and Eric Tenllado and supported by Men’s National Team Head Coach John Herdman.

The six visits are:
• BC REX Visit – 31 March to 4 April (Joey Lombardi Lead)
• Manitoba REX Visit – 1-4 April (Eric Tenllado Lead)
• Québec REX Visit – 8-10 April (Joey Lombardi Lead)
• Saskatchewan REX Visit – 12-15 April (Eric Tenllado Lead)
• Ontario REX Visit – 12-14 April (Joey Lombardi Lead)
• Nova Scotia REX Visit – 9-12 May (Joey Lombardi Lead)

Canada Soccer Men’s EXCEL staff will work with the provincial technical staff to deepen their understanding of the EXCEL tactical and cultural framework with the aim of synergizing this critical part of the player pathway. During the visits, the Men’s EXCEL staff will share the Men’s National Team tactical identity and team culture concepts with elite-level coaches through EXCEL Framework workshops while also assessing high-potential players for future EXCEL activities to widen our player base for Men’s EXCEL Program.

Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program channels our nation’s exceptional players into the best soccer environments. The Canada Soccer Pathway works in collaboration with our provincial and territory partners as well as the professional clubs and academies. For Canada’s elite players, the program emphasizes player development on the pathway to representing Canada’s Men’s National Team in international soccer.

A group of young Canadian players take the next steps on their journey in the Men’s EXCEL Program as Canada prepares for the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. The 11-day camp takes place in Mexico from 4-14 March at the Mexican Football Federation training centre through a collaborative effort with Canada Soccer’s United 2026 partner Mexico.
 
“Some of these players are right at the start of their journey in the Men’s EXCEL Program, so they will be exposed to new concepts, new ideas, and a new program that is fully aligned to the Men’s National Team tactical and cultural frameworks,” said Andrew Olivieri, Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director. “Many of these players have already been exposed to these concepts through our NEX-PRO Integration strategy and can now get the opportunity to experience it in a Best with Best environment.”
 
Ahead of the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship, Canada have been diligent in synergizing its Men’s EXCEL Program with the professional clubs in Canada, formalising the monitoring and tracking systems, periodising competition programs, and aligning calendars ahead of the international competition in May. Canada Soccer have worked hand-in-hand with the clubs in their own environments, evaluating a wider base of players while working together with the clubs to develop players both on and off the field on the pathway to the Men’s National Team.
 
“We have undergone a thorough assessment process and we’re excited to bring this talented group of young Canadian players together as they prepare for the Concacaf Men’s Under-17Championship,” said Olivieri. “The development of these selected players as well as an ongoing identification process of new talented players both domestically and abroad will continue over the cycle as we remain focused on developing more Atiba’s more often for the Men’s National Team.”
 
The Canada squad features players from clubs in Canada and abroad, working with academies including Vancouver Whitecaps FC, FC Edmonton, Toronto FC, Impact de Montréal, and Canada’s provincial and territorial member associations. In the past year, Canada Soccer has worked closely with each of those Canadian clubs. 
 
As part of the camp in Mexico, Canada will have the opportunity to face academy clubs from CF America and UNAM Pumas.
 
CANADA SOCCER MEN’S EXCEL PROGRAM
Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program channels our nation’s exceptional players into the best soccer environments. The Canada Soccer Pathway works in collaboration with our provincial and territory partners as well as the professional clubs and academies. For Canada’s elite players, the program emphasizes player development on the pathway to representing Canada’s Men’s National Team in international soccer.
 
Canada Soccer's Men's National Youth Teams have won two CONCACAF titles: both the 1986 and 1996 CONCACAF Men's Youth Championships. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and six editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
 
CANADA
GK- Benjamin Collins | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
GK- Eleias Himaras | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
GK- Marc Kouadio | USA / Montverde Academy
CB- David Amla | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
CB- Maxime Bourgeois | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
CB- Nathan Demian | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
CB- Gianfranco Facchineri | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
FB- Mckail Brathwaite | CAN / FC Edmonton
FB- Keesean Ferdinand | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
FB- Kobe Franklin | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Rohan Goulbourne | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Julian Altobelli | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Matt Catavolo | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Simon Colyn | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Jamie Dunning | NED / Feyenoord
M- Tomas Giraldo | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Damian Iamarino | ITA / Chievo Verona
M- Damiano Pecile | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Ralph Priso-Mbongue | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Sean Rea | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
F- Jayden Nelson | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Jérémie Omeonga Nkoy | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
F- Jacen Russell-Rowe | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
 

Canada Soccer’s young players will have an opportunity to test themselves against the best in the region this May when they compete in the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. It’s an important competition which will also provides the Men’s EXCEL Program with the chance to lay the foundation for Canada’s cultural and tactical identity on the pathway to the Men’s National Team.

Canada will face USA, Guatemala and Barbados in the Group Stage of the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship from 2-6 May at the IMG Academy Center in Bradenton, FL, USA. The Group Stage in May features the 16 top-ranked nations drawn into four groups, with Canada drawn into Group F. Canada’s three match dates are 2 May against USA, 4 May against Guatemala, and 6 May against Barbados.

“We are at the beginning of introducing a new philosophy, system and approach for these young Men’s EXCEL players, but I am sure the will enjoy and grow from the experiences we have lined up,” said Andrew Olivieri, Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director. “Through our Men’s EXCEL programming and the upcoming Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship, our U-17 age group will experience a program that is fully aligned to the Men’s National Team tactical and cultural frameworks which is an important step for our future.”

Beyond the Group Stage, the Round of 16 will feature 12 nations from the four groups played in May (top three nations from Groups E-H) along with the four nations that won their respective Qualifying Stage groups from 16-25 March (Groups A & C) and 1-9 April (Groups B & D). The Round of 16 features eight knock-out matches played across two days: 8 May (1st in Group E v 1st in Group D; 2E v 3G; 1G v 1B; 2G v 3E) and 9 May (1F v 1C; 2F v 3H; 1H v 1A; 2H v 3F).

The Quarter-finals are scheduled for 12 May followed by the Semi-finals on 14 May and the Championship Final on 16 May. The four nations that win their Quarter-final matches on 12 May will also qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019.

Ahead of the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship, Canada have been diligent in synergizing its Men’s EXCEL Program with the professional clubs in Canada, formalising the monitoring and tracking systems, periodising competition programs, and aligning calendars ahead of the international competition in May. Canada Soccer have worked hand-in-hand with the clubs in their own environments, evaluating a wider base of players while working together with the clubs to develop players both on and off the field on the pathway to the Men’s National Team.

UNITED COLLABORATION WITH MEXICO
Next up in March, Canada Soccer will bring together an elite group of players for an 11-day Men’s EXCEL camp in Mexico from 4-14 March at the Mexican Football Federation training centre. The March camp has been organised through a collaborative effort with Canada Soccer’s United 2026 partner Mexico.

“The Canada Soccer youth camp in Mexico is the result of our ongoing partnership with the Mexican Football Federation in the runway to co-hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Canada, Mexico and USA,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “The camp in Mexico provides our young players with an excellent opportunity to develop while supporting the National Player Pathway alignment for National Team success.”

Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program channels our nation’s exceptional players into the best soccer environments. The Canada Soccer Pathway works in collaboration with our provincial and territory partners as well as the professional clubs and academies. For Canada’s elite players, the program emphasizes player development on the pathway to representing Canada’s Men’s National Team in international soccer.

Canada Soccer's Men's National Youth Teams have won two CONCACAF titles: both the 1986 and 1996 CONCACAF Men's Youth Championships. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and six editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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