Canada men's national youth soccer teams

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Canada U-23, U-21, U-20, U-18 and U-17 teams
Nickname(s) The Canucks, Les Rouges (The Reds)
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
FIFA code CAN
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
U17:  Canada 10–0 Nicaragua Nicaragua
(San Salvador, El Salvador; November 2, 1994)
 Canada 10–0 Bermuda Bermuda
(Bacolet, Trinidad; August 15, 2006)
U20: Canada 9–0 Dominican Rep. Dominican Republic
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras; November 26, 1978)
U23: Canada 14–0 USVI United States Virgin Islands
(St. John's, Canada; September 10, 2003)

Canada men's national soccer teams compete at various age levels, including U-23 (or Olympic), U-21, U-20, U-18 and U-17. Many of Canada's current internationals have played at one or more of these age levels early in their career, often working with the same coaches and teammates throughout their progression into the senior squad.

Canada's most significant accomplishments at youth level are winning the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and Francophone Games twice, reaching quarterfinals of the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and defeating Brazil U-20 2-1 in a friendly on May 19, 2006, at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

Canada U-20[edit]

Canada's U-20 compete at the FIFA U-20 World Cup level, a tournament that Canada hosted in 2007, going scoreless and winless in first-round play. In 2001, Canada hosted a group in the CONCACAF qualifying cycle for the tournament in Argentina later that year, winning their group at Swangard Stadium in Vancouver.

The 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship roster.

Coach: Canada Nick Dasovic

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Maxime Crepeau Canada Montreal Impact Academy
1GK Ricky Gomes Portugal Vitoria FC
2DF Jon Dollery England Lewes FC
2DF Marco Lapenna Germany FC Erzgebirge Aue
2DF Doneil Henry Canada Toronto FC
2DF Daniel Stanese Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
2DF Manjrekar James Hungary PMFC-MATIAS
2DF Allan Zebie Unattached
3MF Samuel Piette Germany Fortuna Dusseldorf II
3MF Ben Fisk Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Keven Aleman Spain Real Valladolid
3MF Michael Petrasso England Queens Park Rangers
3MF Dylan Carreiro England Queens Park Rangers
3MF Alessandro Riggi Portugal Atlético S.C.
3MF Mauro Eustaquio Portugal Sporting Clube de Pombal
3MF Zakaria Messoudi Canada Montreal Impact Academy
3MF Ben McKendry United States University of New Mexico
4FW Caleb Clarke Germany FC Augsburg II
4FW Stefan Vuković Poland Śląsk Wrocław
4FW Anthony Jackson-Hamel Canada Montreal Impact Academy

Canada U-17[edit]

The 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup roster.[1]

Coach: Canada Sean Fleming

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Daniel Milton England Blackpool
1GK Marco Carducci Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
1GK Christian Kaiswatum Canada FC Edmonton Academy
2DF Alex Comsia France Stade Lavallois
2DF Mathieu Laurent Canada Mississauga Falcons
2DF Elias Roubos Canada Toronto FC Academy
2DF Aron Mkungilwa Canada Montreal Impact Academy
2DF Eric Davies United States FC Dallas Academy
2DF Kevon Black Canada Toronto FC Academy
3MF Mikaël Cantave France USJA Carquefou
3MF Marco-Leonel Dominguez Canada Montreal Impact Academy
3MF Nevello Yoseke Canada Montreal Impact Academy
3MF Kianz Gonzales-Froese Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Jose Manuel Lopez Canada FC Edmonton Reserves
3MF Adam Bouchard Uruguay Defensor Sporting
3MF Jordan Haynes Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Derick Sequeira Canada Toronto FC Academy
3MF Ali Musse Canada WSA Winnipeg
3MF Marco Bustos Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Matthew Chow Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Hanson Boakai Canada FC Edmonton
4FW Jordan Hamilton Canada Toronto FC Academy
4FW El Mehdi Ibn Brahim Canada Braves d'Ahuntsic
4FW Andrew Gordon Canada Woodbridge Strikers

Canada U-23[edit]

Unlike UEFA member associations that use U-21 regional competitions as Olympic qualifying, as a member of CONCACAF, Canada's U-23 team competes in regional qualifying in the same year as the summer Olympics and its call-ups are traditionally only limited to players under 23 years of age.

Canada won the football competition at the 1904 Summer Olympics in the United States, represented by Galt Football Club in St. Louis. The club side from modern-day Cambridge area defeated two American colleges to claim the gold medal several years before football at the Olympics was organized into competition between national sides and decades before age restrictions were put into place. The International Olympic Committee recognizes the 1900, 1904 and 1906 editions of the tournament as official international results while FIFA does not. Canada hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics, where the standing record for attendance at a soccer match in the country was set.[2]

2008 qualifying[edit]

Known for his vocal antics on the touchline, Nick Dasovic led Canada through Olympic qualifying in 2008, drawing Mexico 1-1 and helping to eliminate the heavily favoured Mexican side in the process. After a highly promising 5-0 win over Guatemala on a night when Mexico had to better that result against Haiti but could only win 5-1, Canada fell to the United States 3-0 in the semifinal, losing out on a spot in Beijing at the Olympics that summer. Canada recovered to defeat Guatemala in the third-place playoff, a rematch of their first round game, winning on penalties (5-3) after a scoreless draw through 120 minutes.

2012 qualifying[edit]

Tony Fonseca led Canada to an opening game 0-0 draw against El Salvador. Following this, Canada stunned the United States 2-0, contributing to their surprising early elimination on home soil. Canada disappointed in their final group stage game with a 1-1 tie versus Cuba, setting up a more difficult semi-final for them against Mexico, which they would lose 3-1.

The 2012 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament roster.[3]

Coach: Portugal Tony Fonseca

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Adam Janssen United States Minnesota Stars
1GK Michal Misiewicz Canada FC Edmonton
2DF Nana Attakora (c) United States San Jose Earthquakes
2DF Andrés Fresenga Uruguay Racing Club
2DF Drew Beckie United States University of Denver
2DF Doneil Henry Canada Toronto FC
2DF Philippe Davies United States Richmond Kickers
2DF Matt Stinson Unattached
3MF Russell Teibert Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
3MF Evan James Canada K-W United FC
3MF Kyle Bekker Canada Toronto FC
3MF Bryce Alderson Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Samuel Piette Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf II
3MF Sherif El-Masri Singapore Courts Young Lions
3MF Shaun Saiko Canada FC Edmonton
4FW Marcus Haber England Stevenage
4FW Babayele Sodade United States Seattle Sounders
4FW Lucas Cavallini Uruguay Nacional
4FW Carl Haworth Canada Forest City London
4FW Randy Edwini-Bonsu Unattached

Canada U-18[edit]

The 2013 COTIF Tournament roster.[4]

Coach: Canada Rob Gale

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Joseph Melong United States Shattuck-St. Mary's
1GK Nolan Wirth Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
2DF Samuel Adekugbe Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
2DF Quinton Duncan United States University of Tulsa
2DF Jackson Farmer Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
2DF Enrique Garcea Belgium Sporting de Charleroi
2DF Brandon John Germany FC Erzgebirge Aue Reserves
2DF Kevin Lafond Canada Montreal Impact Academy
3MF Yacine Ait-Slimane Canada Montreal Impact Academy
3MF Manuel Aparicio Canada Toronto FC
3MF Louis Béland-Goyette Canada Montreal Impact Academy
3MF Michael Petrasso England Queens Park Rangers
3MF Dylan Carreiro England Queens Park Rangers
3MF Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé Canada Montreal Impact Academy
3MF Kianz Gonzales-Froese Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Mitch Piraux Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Dylan Sacramento Canada Toronto FC Academy
4FW Calum Ferguson Scotland Inverness Caledonian Thistle
4FW Brody Huitema United States Duke University
4FW Bruno Zebie Canada FC Edmonton Academy

Canada U-21[edit]

The 2013 Francophone Games roster.[5]

Coach: Canada Phillip Dos Santos

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Maxime Crépeau Canada Montreal Impact Academy
1GK Ricky Gomes Portugal Uniao de Montemor
2DF Jon Dollery England Lewes FC
2DF Manjrekar James Hungary PMFC-MATIAS
2DF Michael Krzeminski Canada Toronto FC Academy
2DF Dominique Morin Canada Montreal Impact Academy
2DF Tyler Pasher Finland PS Kemi Kings
2DF Daniel Stanese Germany FC Nürnberg Reserve
2DF Allan Zebie Unattached
3MF Bryce Alderson Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Mauro Eustáquio Portugal SC Pombal
3MF Ben Fisk Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
3MF Patrick Majcher Poland WKS Slask Wroclaw
3MF Zakaria Messoudi Canada Montreal Impact Academy
3MF Patryck Misik Poland WKS Slask Wroclaw
3MF Anthony Osorio Uruguay Club Nacional
4FW Alessandro Riggi Romania Cluj
4FW Yassin Essa Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
4FW Caleb Clarke Germany FC Augsburg II
4FW Stefan Vukovic Slovakia FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canada selects for the FIFA U-17 World Cup UAE 2013 – October 3, 2013
  2. ^ ""Montreal's Olympic Stadium"". Football.ballparks.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Canada m23 announces pre-tournament roster". Canada Soccer. March 9, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Canada M18 set for action at COTIF U-20 tournament in Spain". Canada Soccer. August 6, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Canada names U-21 squad for Francophone Games". Canada Soccer. August 29, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 

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