Canada Soccer have announced a 23-player squad for a men’s U-17 pre-tournament camp in Guatemala ahead of the 2023 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship. The pre-tournament camp will lead straight into the competition which also takes place in Guatemala, with Canada’s opening match on 11 February in Antigua at the Estadio Pensativo against group opponents Trinidad and Tobago.

Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and USA are in Group F from which three nations will advance to the Round of 16 knockout phase on 18-19 February. After their opening match on Saturday 11 February, Canada will face Barbados on Monday 13 February and then USA on Wednesday 15 February, with all three group matches in Antigua. Beyond the Round of 16, the Quarter-Finals are 21-22 February, the Semi-Finals are Friday 24 February, and the Concacaf Final is Sunday 26 February at the Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores.

The Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship will qualify four nations to the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2023 in November. Players in both competitions are all born 2006 or later, with each Concacaf nation selecting 23 players for the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship in February.

As part of the program’s preparations and player assessments leading into the 2023 Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Championship, Canada Soccer delivered three NEX-PRO integration camps featuring 75 players across the professional academies with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Toronto FC and CF Montréal. Canada Soccer then hosted a pair of best-on-best national camps featuring players from clubs based in Canada and abroad, with notably a pair of youth international matches against Costa Rica and Mexico in mid December. Canada have also added a pre-tournament youth international match against Guatemala in early February.

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.

GK- Nathaniel Abraham | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
GK- Alexander O’Brien | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Richard Chukwu | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Victor Fung | CAN / Inter Miami FC Academy
CB- Étienne Godin | CAN / Académie CF Montréal
CB- Simon Guardiero | CAN / Sigma FC
CB- Chimere Omeze | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Lazar Stefanovic | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Gaël de Montigny | CAN / Académie CF Montréal
FB- Aidan Fong | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
FB- Theo Rigopoulos | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Jeevan Badwal | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Alessandro Biello | CAN / Académie CF Montréal
M- Ruben de Sá | POR / Vitória SC
M- Andrei Dumitru | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Matteo Landicho-Correia | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Liam MacKenzie | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Antoine N’Diaye | CAN / Académie CF Montréal
F- Ibrahim Higazy | ESP / Rayo Vallecano
F- Antoni Klukowski | POL / Legia Warsaw
F- Lucas Ozimec | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Erik Pop | GER / Karlsruher FC
F- Kyler Vojvodic | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy