Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour
Posted on 9 May 2016 in ↳ Men's U-23 Team (Olympic)
Canada Soccer has announced an 18-player squad for their Men's U-23 camp and Caribbean tour. All 18 professionals will meet in Toronto this week before heading to Guyana and Grenada for a pair of international matches.
The 10-day camp runs 10-19 May, with stops in three cities: Toronto; Georgetown, Guyana; and St. George's, Grenada. Canada Soccer's Men's U-23 squad will face the national "A" squads of both Guyana (15 May) and Grenada (18 May).
"These matches will present us with another opportunity to introduce new players to the Men's National Team program," said Michael Findlay, the project's U-23 coach, but also assistant coach to Canada Soccer's Men's National Team. "We must continue the evaluation of players in this key transitional age group with the objective to expand the Men's National Team program's long list of players moving forward."
Both Guyana and Grenada are preparing for Caribbean Cup matches in June. Guyana will face Curaçao and US Virgin Islands in Group 3 while Grenada will face Puerto Rico and Antigua & Barbuda in Group 1. These Caribbean Cup matches serve as part of the qualification route for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program channels our nation’s exceptional players into the best soccer environments. The Canada Soccer Pathway works in collaboration with our provincial and territory partners as well as the professional clubs and academies. For Canada’s elite players, the program emphasizes player development on the pathway to representing Canada’s Men’s National Team in international soccer.
1- GK- Marco Carducci | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2- FB- Chris Serban | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
3- FB- Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
4- FB- Jordan Murrell | USA / Pittsburgh Riverhounds
5- CB- Luca Gasparotto | SCO / Glasgow Rangers
6- CM- Louis Béland-Goyette | CAN / FC Montréal
7- M- Chris Mannella | CAN / Toronto FC II
8- M- Ben McKendry | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
9- F- Jordan Hamilton | CAN / Toronto FC II
10- F- Caleb Clarke | GER / SpVgg Unterhaching
11- M- Ben Fisk | ESP / Deportivo La Coruña B
12- M- Richmond Laryea | USA / Orlando City B
13- M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / Louisville City FC
14- F- Raheem Edwards | CAN / Toronto FC II
15- CB- Skylar Thomas | CAN / Toronto FC II
16- CM- Manuel Aparicio | Unattached
17- CB- Brandon John | USA / Seattle Sounders II
18- GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Impact Montréal FC