Many of Canada's best young footballers are in Toronto this week training at an eight-day national youth camp. The camp features 30 players, all born 1997 or later and eligible for the next FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.
The camp is led by Canada's U-20 coach Rob Gale, rounded out by a technical staff that includes coaches Paul Stalteri and Ante Jazic, goalkeeper coach Nuno Santos, and technical director Tony Fonseca.
Following the initial roster announcement last week, coach Gale added six players from the weekend's three-day identification camp featuring League1 Ontario players. The six new players are Duwayne Ewart. Andrew Gordon, Reggie Laryea, Noah Pio, Munir Saleh, and Malik Smith. Adonijah Reid, of ANB Futbol, had already been called to the camp.
Gale's 30-player national development camp, which runs through September 6, will feature footballers attached to clubs in Canada, England, Germany, and Slovakia. The five players making their debut in the Canadian youth program are Badradine Balajoul, Quinn Bredin, Pierre Lamothe, Yuri Ruh Dos Santos, and Elliott Simmons.
Along with daily training, the national youth squad will watch Canada in action on Friday September 4 at BMO Field during 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers. All fans are encouraged to support Canada's national teams, with tickets to this Friday's match starting at just $20 via Ticketmaster.ca. The match, presented by BMO, will also be broadcast across the country on canadasoccer.com.
GK- Christian Kaiswatum | CAN / FC Edmonton Reserves
GK- Marvis Kreitling | GER / TSG Sprockhovel
GK- James Pantemis | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
CB- Quinn Bredin | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
CB- Reginald Laryea | CAN / Sigma FC
CB- Thomas Meilleur Giguère | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
CB- Malik Smith | CAN / ANB Futbol Academy
CB- Mouhamed Touré | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
FB- Kadin Chung | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
FB- Marcus Godinho | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Patrick Ring | USA / Real Salt Lake
M- Tristan Borges | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Joshua Doughty | ENG / Manchester United U-21
M- Duwayne Ewart | CAN / Vaughan SC
M- Pierre Lamothe | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Vana Markarian | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Harrison Paton | ENG / Fulham FC U-18 Academy
M- Yuri Ruh Dos Santos | SVK / AC Trencin
M- Munir Saleh | CAN / Vaughan SC
M- Shamit Shome | CAN / FC Edmonton Reserves
M- Thomas Shores | CAN / FC Edmonton Reserves
M- Elliott Simmons | ENG / MK Dons Academy
M- | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Luca Uccello | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Badreddine Boulajoul | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
F- Andrew Gordon | Unattached
F- Noah Pio | CAN / Windsor Stars
F- Adonijah Reid | CAN / ANB Futbol Academy
F- Daniel Sagno | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
F- Aymar Sigue | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency