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Canada defeat Mexico to advance to Semi-Finals at Concacaf Boys’ Under 15 Championship

Posted on 8 August 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-15 National Team defeated Mexico 2:0 in the Quarter-Final of the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship. The team will face Slovenia in the Semi-Final Saturday 10 August morning at 09.00 local (09.00 ET / 06.00 PT) from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida LIVE o More

Canada Soccer selects squad for Men’s U-17 camp in Montréal

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

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for a Men’s EXCEL U-17 camp in Montréal, Québec from 31 July to 10 August. The 11-day national camp will continue Canada’s preparations for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 in October and November of this year. This will More

Canada Soccer announces squad for the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship

Posted on 17 July 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship to be played in USA from 4-12 August. Canada’s 18 young footballers will play up to six matches in an eight-day span as they enter Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program on the pathway to More

Canada to open against host nation Brazil at the FIFA U-17 World Cup

Posted on 11 July 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada will open against the host nation Brazil at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019. Canada, Brazil, New Zealand and Angola make up Group A with the opening match on 26 October at the Bezerrão in Brasilia. “It’s a special day and I think that what these young men have alre More

Canada wins 4-3 on kicks to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019

Posted on 12 May 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 after winning 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark over Concacaf rivals Costa Rica. After 120 minutes in the Florida heat with no winner from a 1:1 draw, Canada won their ticket to the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time in six years. Gi More

Canada wins 4:0 to move to within a victory of the FIFA U-17 World Cup

Posted on 9 May 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada have moved to within a victory of qualifying for the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time in six years. With their Thursday 4:0 victory over Curaçao, Canada will face Costa Rica in the Quarter-finals of the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship with the winner promised one More

Canada advances to knock-out phase of the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship

Posted on 7 May 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada have booked their spot in the knock-out phase of the 2019 Concacaf Men's Under-17 Championship after a 4:0 win over Barbados. After back-to-back wins and six points to finish second in Group F, Canada will next face Curaçao in a Round of 16 match on Thursday 9 May. Canada won 4:2 More

Canada announces squad for Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship

Posted on 24 April 2019 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada Soccer have announced their squad of future stars to compete at the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship, set to get underway with an all-important group opener against rivals USA on Thursday 2 May at the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, FL. The upcoming competition provides Canada More

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

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Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-15 National Team defeated Mexico 2:0 in the Quarter-Final of the Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship. The team will face Slovenia in the Semi-Final Saturday 10 August morning at 09.00 local (09.00 ET / 06.00 PT) from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida LIVE on Concacaf’s Facebook page.

Hugo Mbongue Mbongue and Jean-Aniel Assi scored in the Quarter-Final win which marked the first time that Canada has defeated Mexico in a Concacaf competition since 2009. It also marked the second youth team to advance past a Concacaf Championship Quarter-Final stage in 2019 after the Men’s U-17 National Team qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™ in May.

“There’s been a lot of hard work over the last 18 months to create greater synergy across our football system at the youth levels and the fruits of that labour is clear; two Concacaf semi-final berths in the past three months. ” said John Herdman, Men’s National Team Head Coach and EXCEL Program Director. “Internally, we’ve created a consistent football philosophy and development approach across all National Teams from U-15 through the Men’s National Team and we’ve worked with our Professional Clubs and Provincial and Territorial Member Associations to provide the players, but, also the coaches and staff who are working with the players on a daily basis with an understanding of the EXCEL Tactical and Cultural Framework as we seek to connect and strengthen the international player pathway.”

In the group stage play, Canada registered two wins and one loss scoring 10 goals and conceding only 3. The team opened the Championship 4 August with a resounding 7:0 win over El Salvador in which Hugo Mbongue Mbongue scored three goals, Jean-Aniel Assi scored twice, and Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty and Theo Afework added singles. Canada went on to face Slovenia in their second group stage match on 5 August falling 3:0. In their final group stage match, Canada defeated Guadeloupe 4:0 on 7 August to qualify for the Quarter-Final as the second-place finisher in Group C. Maël Henry, Charles- Étienne Volcy, Jordan Alvarez, scored for Canada with the fourth coming through an own goal from Guadeloupe.


CANADA SOCCER’S 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.

MEN’S EXCEL PROGRAM U-14 to U-23 : https://www.canadasoccer.com/men-s-u-14-to-u-17-p144317

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 now qualified for 15 FIFA men's youth tournaments: eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Canada most recently qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019.
 

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for a Men’s EXCEL U-17 camp in Montréal, Québec from 31 July to 10 August. The 11-day national camp will continue Canada’s preparations for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 in October and November of this year. This will mark the first national camp since the Official Draw earlier this month.
 
“We have important work ahead of us in preparation for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, but we will also stay the course in developing our tactical ID,” said Andrew Olivieri, Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director. “The camp in Canada allows us to address the gaps we identified during our qualifying campaign while also assessing a few new players who have been impactful in their club environments. From here, the next few months will allow us to focus in on each opponent while certainly not looking past the incredible opportunity of an opening match against Brazil.”
 
At the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, Canada will face Brazil on 26 October in the tournament’s Opening Match, Angola on 29 October and New Zealand on 1 November. All three matches will be played at the Bezerrão in Brasilia. The Knockout Phase runs from 5 November through to the Final on 17 November.
 
Canada qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 after winning 4-3 on kicks from the penalty mark over Concacaf rivals Costa Rica on 12 May at the 2019 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. After 120 minutes in the Florida heat with no winner from a 1:1 draw, Canada won their ticket to the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time in six years.
 
 “The big objective was to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup and we have done which will now allow us to accelerate the development for the players in this age group,” said Olivieri. “We have a lot of work ahead of us, but to be in this position after our first cycle of NEX-PRO Integration strategies and Regional EXCEL visits is exciting for what the future holds for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Program. It speaks volumes for what we can achieve as a country when we work so hard together.”
 
This marks the seventh time that Canada advances to the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the biennial competition that was initially launched as the FIFA U-16 World Tournament in 1985. Canada were the second hosts of the competition in 1987.
 
CANADA SOCCER’S 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.
 
MEN’S EXCEL PROGRAM U-14 to U-23 : https://www.canadasoccer.com/men-s-u-14-to-u-17-p144317
 
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 now qualified for 15 FIFA men's youth tournaments: eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
 
 
CANADA
GK- Benjamin Collins | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
GK- Eleias Himaras | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
GK- Marc Kouadio | USA / Montverde Academy
CB- Maxime Bourgeois | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
CB- Nathan Demian | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
CB- Gianfranco Facchineri | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
CB- Oluwaseun Oyegunle | CAN / Sigma FC
FB- Keesean Ferdinand | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
FB- Kobe Franklin | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Rohan Goulbourne | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Deylen Vellios | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Julian Altobelli | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M - Emiliano Brienza | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Matt Catavolo | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
M- Simon Colyn | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Tomas Giraldo | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
M- Deandre Kerr | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Damiano Pecile | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Ralph Priso-Mbongue | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Sean Rea | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
F - Mouhamadou Kane | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
F- Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
F- Jayden Nelson | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Jérémie Omeonga Nkoy | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
F- Jacen Russell-Rowe | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
 
CANADA A-Z
Altobelli, Julian | 2002 | Bolton, ON, CAN | Bolton Wanderers SC
Bourgeois, Maxime | 2002 | Granby, QC, CAN | CS Les Cosmos de Granby
Brienza, Emiliano | 2002 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN |
Catavolo, Matt | 2003 | Laval, QC, CAN | ASTMP St-Michel
Collins, Benjamin | 2002 | Ottawa, ON, CAN & Montréal, QC, CAN | Glebe Community Association
Colyn, Simon | 2002 | Langley, BC, CAN | Langley United YSA
Demian, Nathan | 2002 | Langley, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro Ford SC
Facchineri, Gianfranco | 2002 | Windsor, ON, CAN | Windsor Ciociaro SC
Ferdinand, Keesean | 2003 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Rivière-des-Prairies
Franklin, Kobe | 2003 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Beach Community SL
Giraldo, Tomas | 2003 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Instituto Jorge Robledo
Goulbourne, Rohan | 2002 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Kinder Soccer
Habibullah, Kamron | 2003 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro SC
Himaras, Eleias | 2002 | London, ON, CAN | London NorWest Optimist SC
Kane, Mouhamadou | 2003 | Montréal, QC, CAN | FS Salaberry
Kerr, Deandre | 2002 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Ajax Azzurri SC
Kouadio, Marc | 2002 | Montréal, QC, CAN | FC Trois Lacs
Nelson, Jayden | 2002 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC
Omeonga Nkoy, Jérémie | 2002 | Longueuil, QC, CAN | CS Longueuil
Oyegunle, Oluwaseun | 2002 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton East SC
Pecile, Damiano | 2002 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | Cliff Avenue United
Priso-Mbongue, Ralph | 2002 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Clairlea Westview SC
Rea, Sean | 2002 | Montréal, QC, CAN |
Russell-Rowe, Jacen | 2002 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC
Vellios, Deylen | 2002 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro SC
 

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the 2019 Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship to be played in USA from 4-12 August. Canada’s 18 young footballers will play up to six matches in an eight-day span as they enter Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program on the pathway to the Men’s National Team Program.

“This first international experience is an exciting moment for these young men, but also for the program because these players represent the first generation of Canadians who will have the opportunity to experience all of the EXCEL cycles from U-15 through to U-23,” said Andrew Olivieri, Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL U-14 to U-17 Program Director. “These players will benefit from full NEX-PRO and Regional EXCEL integration strategies as well as the integration of pro academy and provincial staff who will provide important contributions to our success during this competition.”

Canada’s three group matches will be played across four days: El Salvador on Sunday 4 August (09.00 local / 09.00 ET / 06.00 PT); Slovenia on 5 August (09.00 local); and Guadeloupe on 7 August (11.00 local). All the matches will be played at the IMG Center in Bradenton, FL, USA. Ahead of the competition, Canada will hold a week-long camp starting 24 July in Florida.

Canada Soccer has delivered the Men’s EXCEL Program curriculum to its players through the professional clubs and provincial/territorial member associations. The NEX-PRO integration visits provided Canada Soccer with the opportunity to share tactical ID and culture concepts while also assessing player development for future EXCEL activity as players progress to the Men’s National Team.

Both the preparation camp and Concacaf Boys’ Under-15 Championship will keep the Canada squad together for close to three weeks from late July to mid-August. The U-15 squad will be coached by Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Development Coach Eric Tenllado. The camp will help lay the foundation for the Men’s EXCEL Program as the young players progress towards the Men’s National Team.
 
CANADA SOCCER’S 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.
 
MEN’S EXCEL PROGRAM U-14 to U-23 : https://www.canadasoccer.com/men-s-u-14-to-u-17-p144317
 
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 now qualified for 15 FIFA men's youth tournaments: eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Canada most recently qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019.
 
 
CANADA
GK- Max Anchor | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps Academy
GK- Dino Bontis | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Loïc Cloutier | CAN / Académie de l’Impact de Montréal
CB- Markus Pusztahegyi | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Renaud Caron | CAN / Académie de l’Impact de Montréal
FB- Josh Gordon | CAN  / Toronto FC Academy
M- Luca Accettola | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Jordan Alvarez | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Matteo Campagna | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps Academy
M- Malik Daouda | CAN / Académie de l’Impact de Montréal
M- Maël Henry | CAN / Académie de l’Impact de Montréal
M- Nathan-Dylan Saliba | CAN / Académie de l’Impact de Montréal
M- Marko Stojadinovic | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Theo Afework | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps Academy
F- Jean-Aniel Assi | CAN / Académie de l’Impact de Montréal
F- Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Hugo Mbongue Mbongue | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Charles-Étienne Volcy | CAN / Académie de l’Impact de Montréal
 
CANADA A-Z

Name | Birthyear | City where they grew up | First/active start in soccer
Accettola, Luca | 2004 | Vaughan, ON, CAN | Vaughan SC
Afework, Theo | 2004 | Calgary, AB, CAN | Calgary Ranger SC
Alvarez, Jordan | 2004 | Toronto, ON, CAN | SC Toronto
Anchor, Max | 2004 | North Burnaby, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro Ford SC
Assi, Jean-Aniel | 2004 | Montréal, QC, CAN | ASM LaSalle
Bontis, Dino | 2004 | Ancaster, ON, CAN | Hamilton Sparta
Campagna, Matteo | 2004 | Surrey, BC, CAN | Surrey United SC
Caron, Renaud | 2004 | Saint-Hubert, QC, CAN | ARS Rive-Sud
Cloutier, Loïc | 2004 | Montréal, QC, CAN | FC Trois Lacs
Daouda, Malik | 2004 | Brossard, QC, CAN | AS Brossard
Gordon, Josh | 2005 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Scarborough National Malvern SC
Henry, Maël | 2004 | Montréal, QC, CAN | CS Boucaniers Montréal
Marshall-Rutty, Jahkeele | 2004 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Brampton East SC
Mbongue Mbongue, Hugo | 2004 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Cherry Beach SC
Pusztahegyi, Markus | 2004 | Kitchener, ON, CAN | Kitchener SC
Saliba, Nathan-Dylan | 2004 | Longueuil, QC, CAN | CS Longueuil
Stojadinovic, Marko | 2004 | Caledon, ON, CAN | South Caledon SC
Volcy, Charles-Étienne | 2004 | Blainville, QC, CAN | AS Blainville

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