Canada m15 off to Mexico for eight-team tournament
Posted on 14 June 2012 in Men's U-17 Team
Canada has announced that it will participate in the Copa Mexico de Naciones Sub-15, a boys’ U-15 tournament in Ciudad de Mexico from 18-24 June 2012. Canada is one of eight teams participating in the tournament, with group matches against Mexico (18 June), Nigeria (19 June) and Chile (20 June). Also competing in the event are Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain and USA from the opposite group.
Canada’s U-15 coach Michael Findlay has selected 20 players for the event, with the 10-day national youth camp running 16-25 June. All 20 selected players come from clubs in Canada.
Following group matches on 18, 19 and 20 June, the top teams from each group advance to the semi-final phase on 22 June. The tournament final will be played on 24 June.
This marks Canada’s first project for 1997-born players. Players in this age group are eligible for the biennial CONCACAF & FIFA competitions in the U-17 category until 2013 (with 1996-born players) and in the U-20 category until 2017.
1- GK- Philip Di Bennardo | CAN / Woodbridge SC
2- FB- Donte Henry | CAN / Woodbridge SC
3- AM- Francesco Saporito | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
4- M- Andre Baires | CAN / Phoenix SC U-14
5- CB- Mateo Restrepo | CAN / Woodbridge SC
6- M- Kwame Amoah | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
7- M- David Choinière | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
8- W- A.J. Lopez | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
9- AM- Luca Uccello | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
10- F- Andrew Gordon | CAN / Hearts Azzuri
11- M- Marcello Polisi | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
12- CM- Emmanuel Zambazis | CAN / Mississauga SC
13- CB- Juliano Cobuzzi | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
14- FB- André-Cédric Zibi | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
15- FB- Kamal Miller | CAN / Vaughn Azzuri
16- FB- Michael-Ricci Jean-Charles | CAN / CS Villeray
17- W- Olamide Ajibike | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
18- GK- James Pantemis | CAN / Lakeshore SC
19- F- Aymar Sigue | CAN / FC Edmonton Reserve
20- CB- Evan Libke | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency