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Mitchell Announces U-20 Squad for Porto International Tournament

Posted on 5 April 2006 in ↳ Men's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's U-20 National Team head coach, Dale Mitchell, has released his roster for the team's upcoming trip to the 24th Porto International Tournament from April 7-16th.

The Canadian's will play three games in four days against the U-20 teams from Norway, China, and hosts Portugal.

The trip will be the first real test of 2006 for the U-20s since the Chivas Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico in January of this year and will certainly allow Mitchell an opportunity to get a good look at his squad in a very competitive environment.

Several players, for various reasons, were unavailable to Mitchell for selection.

Ipswich Town's Jaime Peters, Hibernian's Keegan Ayre, and Rushden and Diamonds striker Simeon Jackson will all remain with their clubs while St. Pauli midfielder Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault, Ontario defender Nana Attakora-Gyan, and Fairfield University midfielder Kerr McLeod are all carrying injuries and were unavailable for Mitchell's squad.

Toronto-native and highly touted FC Porto defender, Steven Vitoria, was invited to attend but again declined the invitation to participate in the training camp and tournament.

"As we build towards the U-20 World Cup in 2007, our players will have great opportunities to compete against some of the top countries in world youth soccer,” said Canadian Head Coach Dale Mitchell. “The Kings Cup in Portugal is certainly a chance for our guys to measure themselves against some of the best from Europe and Asia."

Matches

April 12 - CANADA vs. Norway
Minicipal Stadium of Bateria - Porto, Portugal @ 3:00 PM

April 13 - CANADA vs. China
Stadium of Rebordosa - Porto, Portugal @ 4:00 PM

April 14 - CANADA vs. Portugal
Municipal Stadium of Povoa de Varzim - Porto, Portugal @ 11:30 AM


Roster

#POSPlayerClubDOBHometownProv.
1GKBEGOVIC, AsmirLa Louviere (Belgium)20-Jun-87EdmontonAB
2DOLIVEIRA, KyleNational Training Centre - Ontario4-Mar-88OakvilleON
3DO’CONNOR, Kent1860 Munich (Germany)5-Mar-87North VancouverBC
4DLUMLEY, StephenNational Training Centre - Ontario16-Apr-87MississaugaON
5DEDGAR, DavidNewcastle United FC (England)19-May-87KitchenerON
6MNUNEZ, CristianNational Training Centre - Quebec07-Jul-88MontrealQC
7MLENSKY, JacobCeltic FC (Scotland)16-Dec-88VancouverBC
8FELLIOTT, AlexUniversity of Portland (USA)24-Apr-87VancouverBC
9FLOMBARDO, AndreaPerugia Calcio (Italy)23-May-87TorontoON
10FJOHNSON, WillSC Heerenveen (Netherlands)21-Jan-87WoodridgeIL
11MBABINEAU, OlivierUniversity of Montreal12-Jul-87DieppeNB
12MMAYARD, Pierre-RudolphNational Training Centre - Quebec21-Feb-88LavalQC
13MGOMEZ, EmmanuelRiver Plate (Argentina)30-Mar-87VictoriaBC
14FREVIVO, DanielWinthrop University (USA)23-Mar-87Richmond HillON
15M/FD’AGOSTINO, MikeUniversity of Kentucky (USA)1-Jul-87LangleyBC
16MMcCALLUM, GavinYeovil Town FC (England)24-Aug-87MississaugaON
17DLORETH, JoeyOregon State University (USA)19-Jan-87VictoriaBC
22GKCAULFIELD, StefanLynn University (USA)19-Jun-87TorontoON

Staff
DALZIEL, Steve - Head of Delegation
MITCHELL, Dale - Head Coach
DASOVIC, Nick - Assistant Coach
MULDOON, Kevin - Equipment Manager/GK Coach
CANNON, Eddie - Athletic Therapist
NUTT, Dave - National Teams Administrator

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