Canada Soccer will take a small group of players for a nine-day training camp in Mexico as part of the continuing preparations for the CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship in February. The camp runs 27 January to 4 February, with friendly matches against Cruz Azul and CF América youth teams.
The 15-strong squad features ten alumni players from League1 Ontario.
The Mexico camp primarily features players based with clubs in Canada and universities in USA. Beyond the camp in Mexico and final assessments, Canada Soccer's Men's National U-20 Team will select a squad of 20 players to participate in the CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship from 17 February to 5 March.
Canada will kick off against Honduras on 17 February in San José, Costa Rica. Canada will also face Mexico (20 February) as well as Antigua & Barbuda (23 February) in a difficult group that will advance only two nations to the second round.
From 12 nations split into three groups, four nations will qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017. After the opening group phase, six nations play two or three more matches through to the CONCACAF final on 5 March.
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 territorial 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.
1- GK- Dayne St. Clair | USA / University of Maryland
2- FB- Kadin Chung | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
4- CB- Thomas Meilleur Giguère | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
5- CB- Kosovar Sadiki | Unattached
6- M- Dante Campbell | CAN / Toronto FC II
8- M- Luca Uccello | CAN / Toronto FC II
9- F- Shaan Hundal | CAN / Toronto FC II
10- M- Richie Ennin | CAN / Toronto FC II
11- M- Emmanuel Zambazis | GRE / Iraklis 1908 FC
12- CB- Kamal Miller | USA / Syracuse University
13- M- Aidan Daniels | CAN / Toronto FC II
16- M- Dayonn Harris | USA / Penn State University
17- M- Liam Fraser | CAN / Toronto FC II
18- GK- Thomas Hasal | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency
19- F- Aymar Sigue | USA / Penn State University
Campbell, Dante | 1999 | 17 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton East SC
Chung, Kadin | 1998 | 18 | Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro Ford FC
Daniels, Aidan | 1998 | 18 | Markham, ON, CAN | Ajax Azzurri SC
Ennin, Richie | 1998 | 18 | Brampton, ON, CAN | All Nations Soccer
Fraser, Liam | 1998 | 18 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Waterloo Ducks
Harris, Dayonn | 1997 | 19 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton East SC
Hasal, Thomas | 1999 | 17 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN | Ottawa
Hundal, Shaan | 1999 | 17 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Caledon SC
Meilleur Giguère, Thomas | 1997 | 19 | L'Assomption, QC, CAN | CS L'Assomption
Miller, Kamal | 1997 | 19 | Toronto, ON, CAN |
Sadiki, Kosovar | 1998 | 18 | Kitchener, ON, CAN | Kitchener SC
Sigue, Aymar | 1997 | 19 | St. Albert, AB, CAN | St. Albert SA
St. Clair, Dayne | 1997 | 19 | Pickering, ON, CAN | Ephinay Church Soccer League
Uccello, Luca | 1997 | 19 | Richmond Hill, ON, CAN | Thornhill SC
Zambazis, Emmanuel | 1997 | 19 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Olympic Flame