Canada Soccer has selected 23 players for a six-day Men’s U-17 evaluation camp in Toronto, Ontario. The 2016 camp runs 24-29 October with eight on-field sessions planned over the course of the week.
“This is a very good opportunity with four days of intense work to see some of our players,” said Paul Stalteri, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National U-17 Team Coach. “We also have a chance to look at some new players that we have watched but we have not worked with them before.”
Six of the 23 players are taking part in their first-ever Canadian youth camp while three others are taking part in their first camp this year. Since February, 48 different players have been featured in five camps for this age group.
“Most of our core players are also taking part in this camp, so we will have a chance to work on a number of things as we continue to build momentum towards next year,” said Stalteri.
Canada’s 23 players are all born 2000 or later, making them eligible for next year’s CONCACAF and FIFA U-17 competitions. Many of the players in this group have been part of Canada Soccer’s men’s national youth program since 2014.
Next year’s CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship runs 21 April to 7 May in Panama. From 12 nations, the top four will qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 (dates yet to be announced).
Already this year, Canada Soccer have held Men’s U-17 camps in Canada, USA, and Panama. Beyond October, there will be another camp in late November.
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 territorial 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.
GK- Gianluca Catalano | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
GK- Sebastian Sgarbossa | CAN / Waterloo United
GK- Jordan Tisseur | CAN / Académie Impact de Montréal
CB- Julian Dunn-Johnson | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Alexander Irwin | CAN / FC London
CB- Saahb Kular | CAN / North Mississauga SC
CB- Yohan Le Bourhis | CAN / Académie Impact de Montréal
FB- Michael Baldisimo | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency
FB- Émile Legault | FRA / AJ Auxerre
FB- Jake Ruby | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency
FB- Jonathan Sinopoli | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Jah’Moises Corona | CAN / Woodbridge SC
M- Benson Fazili | CAN / Ottawa Internationals SC
M- Alessandro Hojabrpour | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency
M- Terique Mohammed | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Noble Okello | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Steffen Yeates | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Zakaria Abdi | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Jonathan David | CAN / Ottawa Internationals SC
F- David Doe | CAN / FC Edmonton Academy
F- José Hernández | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency
W- Omar Da Naia | CAN / Vaughan SC
W- Olakunle Dada-Luke | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
Player | Birthyear | Age | City in which he grew up | Active Start
Abdi, Zakaria | 2000 | 16 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Unionville-Milliken SC
Baldisimo, Michael | 2000 | 16 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | Wesburn SA
Catalano, Gianluca | 2000 | 16 | Woodbridge, ON, CAN | Kleinberg SC
Corona, Jah’Moises | 2001 | 15 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Atletico Toronto
Da Naia, Omar | 2000 | 16 | ON, CAN
Dada-Luke, Olakunle | 2000 | 16 | Toronto, ON, CAN | West Toronto SC
David, Jonathan | 2000 | 16 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Gloucester Dragons
Doe, David | 2000 | 16 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | McLeod Community League
Dunn-Johnson, Julian | 2000 | 16 | Richmond Hill, ON, CAN |
Fazili, Benson | 2000 | 16 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Gloucester Hornets
Hernández, José | 2000 | 16 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Edmonton Internazionale
Hojabrpour, Alessandro | 2000 | 16 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Italian Canadian SF
Irwin, Alexander | 2000 | 16 | London, ON, CAN | Lambeth FC
Kular, Saahb | 2000 | 16 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Erin Mills SC
Le Bourhis, Yohan | 2000 | 16 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Mont-Royal Outremont
Legault, Émile | 2000 | 16 | Saint-Lambert, QC, CAN | AS Saint-Lambert
Mohammed, Terique | 2000 | 16 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Scarborough Blizzards
Okello, Noble | 2000 | 16 | Toronto, ON, CAN | North York Hearts Azzurri
Ruby, Jake | 2000 | 16 | North Vancouver, BC, CAN | Lynn Valley SA
Sgarbossa, Sebastian | 2000 | 16 | Kitchener, ON, CAN | Kitchener SC
Sinopoli, Jonathan | 2000 | 15 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Woodbridge SC
Tisseur, Jordan | 2000 | 16 | Candiac, QC, CAN | Cosmos de Candiac
Yeates, Steffen | 2000 | 16 | Vaughan, ON, CAN | Vaughan SC