Canada men's national under-23 soccer team
|Nickname(s)||The Canucks, Les Rouges (The Reds)|
|Association||Canadian Soccer Association|
|Confederation||CONCACAF (North America)|
|Head coach||Mauro Biello|
|Top scorer||Rob Friend (12)|
Canada 3–0 Trinidad and Tobago |
(Burnaby, Canada; May 5, 1991)
Canada 14–0 US Virgin Islands |
(Saint John, Canada; September 10, 2003)
Australia 5–0 Canada |
(Sydney, Australia; June 2, 1996)
The Canada men's national under-23 soccer team or the Canada Olympic soccer team represents Canada in international soccer at this age level and is controlled by the Canadian Soccer Association, the governing body for soccer in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Schedule and recent results
- As of June 5, 2018
Win Draw Loss
|May 28 Toulon Tournament Group Stage||Portugal||0–0||Canada||Vitrolles, France|
|13:30 ET||Report||Stadium: Stade Jules-Ladoumègue
|May 31 Toulon Tournament Group Stage||Canada||1–0||Turkey||Vitrolles, France|
||Report||Stadium: Stade Jules-Ladoumègue
|June 3 Toulon Tournament Group Stage||Japan||1–1||Canada||Fos-sur-Mer, France|
||Stadium: Stade Parsemain
|June 7 Toulon Tournament Fifth place playoff||France||2–1||Canada||Mallemort, France|
|10:00 ET||Mathieu Choinière 76'||Stadium: Stade d'Honneur
Referee: Hyeon-Jae Choi
These players have been previously called up to U-23 camps and are still of age for the current cycle.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Thomas Hasal||July 9, 1999||0||0||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|DF||Kadin Chung||September 5, 1998||1||0||1. FC Kaiserslautern II|
|DF||Thomas Meilleur-Giguère||November 13, 1997||0||0||Ottawa Fury|
|DF||Kamal Miller||May 16, 1997||0||0||Syracuse University|
|DF||Terique Mohammed||January 27, 2000||0||0||Toronto FC|
|DF||Jake Ruby||June 4, 2000||0||0||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|MF||Mansoor Afzaly||August 28, 1997||0||0||Sigma FC|
|MF||Tristan Borges||August 26, 1998||0||0||Heerenveen|
|MF||David Choinière||February 7, 1997||0||0||Montreal Impact|
|MF||Alphonso Davies||November 2, 2000||0||0||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|MF||Liam Fraser||February 13, 1998||0||0||Toronto FC|
|FW||Shaan Hundal||July 14, 1999||0||0||Toronto FC II|
|FW||Adonijah Reid||August 13, 1999||0||0||Ottawa Fury|
|FW||Luca Uccello||June 17, 1997||0||0||Toronto FC II|
|FW||Gabriel Wiethaeuper-Balbinotti||April 12, 1998||0||0||Ottawa Fury|
|Summer Olympics record||Summer Olympics|
|1992||Did not qualify||10||4||2||4||18||16|
|2020||To be determined||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Pan American Games
|Pan American Games record|
|1995||Did not participate|
|1999||Fourth place||4th of 10||6||2||2||2||6||6|
|2003||Did not participate|
|2015||Group stage||7th of 8||3||0||1||2||1||6|
- National Post (March 28, 2012). "Canada will face Mexico for Olympic soccer berth". Retrieved March 29, 2012.
- "Canada M23 picks players for CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers". September 18, 2015.
- "Canada Soccer brings together talented youth for international tournament". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
- "Canada Soccer brings together talented youth for international tournament". Canada Soccer. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- "Squad update". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 19 May 2018.