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11 Ontario players called to Canada Soccer's Men’s National Team U-23 camp squad

By Staff, 01/09/18, 3:15PM EST

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10 of the Ontario athletes are either currently or alumnus League1 Ontario players

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Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Program will kick off the 2018 calendar year with a 10-day training camp featuring U-23 players eligible for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The January camp features an exciting young group of players that have been developing across the Men’s Excel Program.

Eleven of those players hail from Ontario and ten are either current or alumnus players from League1 Ontario. 

The Canada U-23 camp runs 9-18 January in Orlando, FL with exhibition matches against local side S.I.M.A. and Colombia’s Club Atlético Nacional. The Canada squad features players born 1997 or later with professional clubs in Canada, USA, and Europe.

The squad features 11 players that have represented Canada at CONCACAF youth tournaments, including Tristan Borges, Julian Dunn-Johnson, Shaan Hundal, Thomas Meilleur-Giguère, and Luca Uccello. Alongside a group that has benefitted from more than 1,250 days in the Canada Soccer’s youth program, the 10-day camp will feature debutants Clément Bayiha and Mansoor Afzaly.

Also included in the group are David Choinière, Alphonso Davies, and James Pantemis, a trio of players that earned their first call ups to the Men’s National Team in 2017.

CANADA | Current Team and League1 Ontario current or alumnus players
1- GK- James Pantemis | CAN / Impact de Montréal
2- FB- Kadin Chung | Unattached / sans club
3- FB- Terique Mohammed | CAN / Toronto FC Academy | League1 Ontario
4- FB- Julian Dunn-Johnson | CAN / Toronto FC II | League1 Ontario 

5- FB- Derek Cornelius | SRB / FK Javor Ivanjica
6- M- Shamit Shome | CAN / Impact de Montréal
7- M- Liam Fraser | CAN / Toronto FC II | League1 Ontario
8- M- Tristan Borges | NED / sc Heerenveen | League1 Ontario
9- F- Shaan Hundal | CAN / Toronto FC II | League1 Ontario
10- M- David Choinière | CAN / Impact de Montréal
11- F- Adonijah Reid | USA / FC Dallas | League1 Ontario
12- M- Alphonso Davies | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
13- F- Luca Uccello | CAN / Toronto FC II | League1 Ontario
14- CM- Aidan Daniels | CAN / Toronto FC II | League1 Ontario

15- CB- Thomas Meilleur-Giguère | CAN / Impact de Montréal
16- M- Mansoor Afzaly | CAN / Sigma FC | League1 Ontario
17- F- Gabriel Wiethaeuper-Balbinotti | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
19- M- Clément Bayiha | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
20- M- Mathieu Choinière | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
21- CB- Kamal Miller | USA / Syracuse University | League1 Ontario
22- GK- Thomas Hasal | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency
23- FB- Daniel Kinumbe | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal

CANADA A-Z | Hometown and Active Start teams 
Afzaly, Mansoor | 1997 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Bayun United SC
Bayiha, Clément | 1999 | Ste-Thérèse, QC, CAN |
Borges, Tristan | 1998 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Vaughan SC
Choinière, David | 1997 | St-Alexandre, QC, CAN | AS Haut-Richelieu
Choinière, Mathieu | 1999 | St-Alexandre, QC, CAN | AS Haut-Richelieu
Chung, Kadin | 1998 | Port Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro Ford FC
Cornelius, Derek | 1997 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax House League
Daniels, Aidan | 1998 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax Azzurri SC

Davies, Alphonso | 2000 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Edmonton Inter
Dunn-Johnson, Julian | 2000 | Richmond Hill, ON, CAN | Vaughan SC
Fraser, Liam | 1998 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Waterloo Ducks

Hasal, Thomas | 1999 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN | Ottawa
Hundal, Shaan | 1999 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Caledon SC
Kinumbe, Daniel | 1999 | Sherbrooke, QC, CAN | AS Sherbrooke
Meilleur-Giguère, Thomas | 1997 | L'Assomption, QC, CAN | CS L'Assomption
Miller, Kamal | 1997 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Malvern SC
Mohammed, Terique | 2000 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Scarborough Blizzards
Pantemis, James | 1997 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Pierrefonds
Reid, Adonijah | 1999 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Caledon SC
Shome, Shamit | 1997 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Southwest United SC
Uccello, Luca | 1997 | Richmond Hill, ON, CAN | Thornhill SC
Wiethaeuper-Balbinotti, Gabriel | 1998 | Porto Alegre, BRA & Montréal, QC, CAN | Panamerican School