Bermuda v Canada on 22 January
Canada continues their January training camp ahead of a weekend away Men’s International Friendly match against Bermuda. Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will face their CONCACAF rivals at the Bermuda National Stadium on Sunday 22 January, their first international match of the 2017 season.
“It has been a vibrant and positive atmosphere,” said Michael Findlay, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Interim Head Coach. “It has been a very competitive environment and it has provided us with some early assessment and evaluation for the 2017 season.”
The Men’s National Team camp predominantly features players from clubs in out-of-season leagues in North America. Alongside preparing for the international match, the camp is structured to give players an early jump on the 2017 season ahead of their club pre-seasons.
Canada trains in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA from 12-18 January, then travel to Bermuda. Only 18 players will be selected for travel on 19 January.
CANADA v BERMUDA
The 22 January 2017 Bermuda v Canada match will kick off at 15.00 local and be broadcast live on canadasoccer.com (14.00 ET / 11.00 PT). The international match will help kick off Canada’s 2017 season, which will include the biennial CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.
This will mark the ninth meeting between the two nations dating back to FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1968. Canada is unbeaten in that stretch with four wins and four draws, including a 3:0 win in their last meeting 10 years ago on 25 March 2007.
Over the past two years, Canada’s overall record is nine wins, seven draws and eight losses in 24 international matches against all opponents.
1- GK- Sean Melvin | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps 2
3- CB- Nana Attakora | USA / San Francisco Deltas
4- CB- Dejan Jaković | Unattached
5- CB- Wandrille Lefèvre | CAN / Impact Montréal
6- M- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
7- M- Kyle Bekker | Unattached
8- M- Will Johnson | USA / Orlando City SC
9- F- Anthony Jackson-Hamel | CAN / Impact Montréal
10- M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
11- F- Tosaint Ricketts | CAN / Toronto FC
12- FB / M- Maxim Tissot | Unattached
13- M- Ben McKendry | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
14- M- Ben Fisk | CAN / FC Edmonton
15- M- Adam Straith | Unattached
16- M- Jay Chapman | CAN / Toronto FC
17- FB- Marcel de Jong | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
22- GK- Callum Irving | CAN / Ottawa Fury FC
23- M- Tesho Akindele | USA / FC Dallas
Akindele, Tesho | 1992 | 24 | Thornton, CO, USA | Mississauga
Attakora, Nana | 1989 | 27 | Brampton, ON, CAN & Orangeville, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC
Bekker, Kyle | 1990 | 26 | Oakville, ON, CAN | Oakville SC
Bustos, Marco | 1996 | 20 | Winnipeg, MB, CAN | Garden City Community Centre
Chapman, Jay | 1994 | 23 | Campbellford, ON, CAN | Brampton East SC
de Jong, Marcel | 1986 | 30 | Valkenswaard, NED | De Valk
Fisk, Ben | 1993 | 23 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Boston
Irving, Callum | 1993 | 23 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Marpole SC
Jackson-Hamel, Anthony | 1993 | 23 | Québec, QC, CAN | Impact Junior ARS Québec
Jaković, Dejan | 1985 | 31 | Etobicoke, ON, CAN | Kingsview
Johnson, Will | 1987 | 30 | Toronto, ON, CAN & Chicago, IL, USA |
Lefèvre, Wandrille | 1988 | 28 | Chartres, FRA & Montréal, QC, CAN | ES Pérols
McKendry, Ben | 1993 | 23 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Grandview Legion
Melvin, Sean | 1994 | 22 | Victoria, BC, CAN |
Osorio, Jonathan | 1992 | 24 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Toronto Futsal League
Ricketts, Tosaint | 1987 | 29 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Edmonton Juventus
Straith, Adam | 1990 | 26 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Bays United SC
Tissot, Maxim | 1992 | 24 | Gatineau, QC, CAN | CS Aylmer
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