Canada Soccer announces squads to compete in Scotland and Qatar

March 20, 2017

Canada Soccer - Canada Soccer's Men's National Team Program has announced their squads for upcoming March 2017 camps in Scotland and Qatar. The two squads will represent Canada on separate continents during the FIFA window for international matches.
 
The Men's National Team will face Scotland in an away Men's International Friendly on 22 March in Edinburgh. The Men's U-23 Team, featuring players born 1994 or later, will compete in a three-nation international tournament against Uzbekistan (25 March) and Qatar (28 March).
 
For Scotland, Canada's 18-man squad predominantly features players from European-based clubs who will break during the March window. The squad also features three FC Edmonton players, currently wrapping up a pre-season tour in England.
 
Unavailable through injury were Samuel Adekugbe and Steven Vitoria, while several other players were not called with the start of the North American season. Fullback La’Vere Corbin-Ong of FSV Frankfurt is the lone debutant featured in the 18-man squad.
 
Among the most experienced players called into the squad are Simeon Jackson, Nik Ledgerwood, and Adam Straith, all with 40 or more international matches at the "A" level. The squad also features some youth, with eight players aged 24 or younger.
 
Canada's U-23 squad features a mix of players with national youth international experience alongside five program debutants. From those players with experience, five have already made international appearances with the Men's National Team: Keven Aleman, Manuel Aparicio, Maxime Crépeau, Jordan Hamilton, and Michael Petrasso.
 
The five debutants are Juan Córdova (CD Unión San Felipe), Amer Didic (Swope Park Rangers), Caniggia Elva (Stuttgart II), Mark Gonzalez (Swope Park Rangers), and Jordan Schweitzer (Orlando City B).
 
Canada Soccer's Men's National Team Program is currently preparing for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which runs 7 to 26 July across 13 venues in USA. Taking place every two years, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is the official national team championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers from across the region, the Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship, and culture.
 
CANADA
1- GK- Simon Thomas | NOR / FK Bodø/Glimt
2- FB- Nik Ledgerwood | CAN / FC Edmonton
3- CB- Manjrekar James | HUN / Vasas Budapest
4- CB- Wandrille Lefèvre | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
5- CB- Luca Gasparotto | SCO / Falkirk FC
6- DM- Samuel Piette | ESP / CD Izarra
7- F- David Junior Hoilett | WAL / Cardiff City FC
8- M- Charlie Trafford | POL / Sandecja Nowy Sącz
9- M- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
10- F- Simeon Jackson | ENG / Walsall FC
11- F- Marcus Haber | SCO / Dundee FC
12- M- Fraser Aird | SCO / Falkirk FC
13- M- Ben Fisk | CAN / FC Edmonton
14- M- La’Vere Corbin-Ong | GER / FSV Frankfurt
15- M- Adam Straith | CAN / FC Edmonton
16- M- Scott Arfield | ENG / Burnley FC
17- FB- Maxim Tissot | USA / DC United
18- GK- Jayson Leutwiler | ENG / Shrewsbury Town FC
 
CANADA U-23
1- GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
2- FB- Kadin Chung | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
3- CB- Amer Didic | USA / Swope Park Rangers
4- CB- Marko Aleksic | CAN / FC Edmonton
5- CB- Kosovar Sadiki | ENG / Stoke City U-23
6- M- Jordan Schweitzer | USA / Orlando City B
7- M- Manuel Aparicio | ESP / SD Ordes
8- M- Juan Córdova | CHI / CD Unión San Felipe
9- F- Jordan Hamilton | CAN / Toronto FC
10- F- Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
11- F- Keven Aleman | CRC / CD Saprissa
12- M- Caniggia Elva | GER / Stuttgart II
13- CM- Louis Béland-Goyette | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
14- M- Patryk Misik | ESP / SD Ordes
15- M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / Louisville City FC
16- M- Kwame Awuah | CAN / New York City FC
17- F- Mark Gonzalez | USA / Swope Park Rangers
18- GK- Marco Carducci | Unattached
 
CANADA A-Z
Name | Birthyear | Age | City in which they were raised | Active start/first club
Aird, Fraser | 1995 | 22 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | North Scarborough SC
Aleksic, Marko | 1996 | 20 | Sherwood Park, AB, CAN | Lago Lindo Soccer Community
Aleman, Keven | 1994 | 24 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Toronto Spanish League
Aparicio, Manuel | 1995 | 21 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Los Invincibles
Arfield, Scott | 1988 | 28 | Livingston, SCO |
Awuah, Kwame | 1995 | 21 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Club Uruguay Toronto
Béland-Goyette, Louis | 1995 | 21 | Montréal, QC, CAN | ASA Pointe-Claire
Bustos, Marco | 1996 | 20 | Winnipeg, MB, CAN | Garden City Community Centre
Carducci, Marco | 1996 | 20 | Calgary, AB, CAN | MSB United
Chung, Kadin | 1998 | 18 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC
Corbin-Ong, La’Vere | 1991 | 25 | North Vancouver, BC, CAN | Lynn Valley SA
Córdova, Juan | 1995 | 21 | Los Anges, CHI | San Esteban Association
Crépeau, Maxime | 1994 | 22 | Candiac, QC, CAN | LS pour enfants de Candiac
Tissot, Maxim | 1992 | 24 | Gatineau, QC, CAN | CS Aylmer
Didic, Amer | 1994 | 22 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Sherwood Park SA
Elva, Caniggia | 1996 | 20 | Calgary, AB, CAN |
Fisk, Ben | 1993 | 24 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Boston
Gasparotto, Luca | 1995 | 22 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax SC
Gonzalez, Mark | 1994 | 22 | Bolton, ON, CAN | Toronto Athletico Ecuador
Haber, Marcus | 1989 | 28 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Dunbar SA
Hamilton, Jordan | 1996 | 22 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | North Scarborough SC
Hoilett, David Junior | 1990 | 26 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Mississauga SC
Jackson, Simeon | 1987 | 29 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Clarkson
James, Manjrekar | 1993 | 23 | North York, ON, CAN | North York Azzuri
Kaye, Mark-Anthony | 1994 | 22 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Wexford SC
Ledgerwood, Nik | 1985 | 32 | Lethbridge, AB, CAN | Lethbridge Cosmos
Lefèvre, Wandrille | 1988 | 28 | Chartres, FRA & Montréal, QC, CAN | ES Pérols
Leutwiler, Jayson | 1989 | 27 | Neuchâtel, SUI | FC Cornaux
Misik, Patryk | 1994 | 22 | Brantford, ON, CAN | Brantford Inner-City S
Petrasso, Michael | 1995 | 21 | Woodbridge, ON, CAN | Kleinburg SC
Piette, Samuel | 1994 | 22 | Le Gardeur, QC, CAN | Lionceaux de le Gardeur
Sadiki, Kosovar | 1998 | 18 | Kitchener, ON, CAN | Kitchener SC
Schweitzer, Jordan | 1994 | 22 | Seattle, WA, USA | Silver Lake SA
Straith, Adam | 1990 | 26 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Bays United SC
Thomas, Simon | 1990 | 26 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Bays United SC
Trafford, Charlie | 1992 | 24 | Calgary, AB, CAN |

 

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