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Men’s U-20 Team

Monday, January 08, 2007

Canada prepares January U-20 camp in Florida

Coach Mitchell

OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – Canada’s January men’s U-20 camp is set to open this week in Sunrise, Florida. Coach Dale Mitchell will have 20 players in camp from Jan. 10-22 at Las Palmas Hotel & Suites. Mitchell and his team is gearing up for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup which will take place in Canada this July.

“The purpose of the January training camp is to continue to work with players who are currently out of season or on a winter break in the case of a few with European clubs,” says coach Mitchell. “I am interested to see how five players who have not had an opportunity with this team yet perform during the camp.”

The five new invitees are Matt Lam (Edmonton) of AFC Ajax, Fabrice Lassonde (Mont-Saint-Grégoire) and Sean Rosa (Montréal) of the National Training Centre in Québec, Isidro Sanchez Macip (Puebla, Mexico) of Puebla de Zaragoza, and Shaun Saiko (Edmonton) of Middlesborough FC.

Fourteen of the other 15 players were all at Mitchell’s December camp in Florida, including Andrea Lombardo who is a holdover from Canada’s U-20 team at the 2005 World Youth Championships. Keegan Ayre (Coquitlam, BC) of Hibernian FC is the other player who was not at the December camp.

Along with the training, the Canadians will also play the United States’ U-20 team before the Americans head off to their CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Panama on Jan. 14. The Canadians, meanwhile, are planning to host their first two international matches of the 2007 season on home turf in March against Scotland: Mar. 24 in Burnaby and Mar. 27 in Victoria.

FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 – It’s gonna be huge

In 2007, the world’s biggest game is coming to Canada. Canada will host the World’s finest under-20 players in six cities across the country – Victoria, Burnaby, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal – June 30 - July 22, 2007.

The biennial event is second only to the FIFA World Cup™ in size and scope and will showcase the most talented under-20 soccer players in the world. The tournament has been the coming-out party for some of the game’s top players - Maradona, Saviola, Raúl, Marco Van Basten, Luis Figo, Ruiz Costa, Thierry Henry, Adriano, Roberto Carlos, Bebeto and Dunga as well as Canada’s Craig Forrest and many members of the current Men’s World Cup Team including Julian de Guzman, Paul Stalteri, Atiba Hutchinson and Iain Hume.

Last held in CONCARoster / Liste des joueurs :

Pos. / Name Nom / Club / Hometown - Ville natale / Prov.

D / ATTAKORA-GYAN, Nana / National Training Centre - Ontario / Orangeville, ON / U20 caps (matchs): 5

M / SAIKO, Shaun / Middlesborough FC (England) / Edmonton, AB / U20 caps (matchs): 0

M / AYRE, Keegan / Hibernian FC (Scotland) / Coquitlam, BC / U20 caps (matchs): 4

M / D'AGOSTINO, Michael / University of Kentucky (USA) / Langley, BC / U20 caps (matchs): 12

F / ELLIOTT, Alex / University of Portland (USA) / Vancouver, BC / U20 caps (matchs): 8

D / GALA, Gabe / National Training Centre - Ontario / Brampton, ON / U20 caps (matchs): 4

M / GRAY, A.J. / National Training Centre – Ontario / Brampton, ON / U20 caps (matchs): 5

G / KALTHOFF, Zach / Unattached / Calgary, AB / U20 caps (matchs): 2

F / LAMMIE, Selvin (Shane) / National Training Centre - Ontario / Toronto, ON / U20 caps (matchs): 5

F / LOMBARDO, Andrea / FC Rieti SRL (Italia) / Toronto, ON / U20 caps (matchs): 14

M / ROSA, Sean / National Training Centre - Québec / Montréal, QC / U20 caps (matchs): 0

D / LUMLEY, Stephen / National Training Centre - Ontario / Mississauga, ON / U20 caps (matchs): 11

G / MONSALVE, David / University of Mobile (USA) / Brampton, ON / U20 caps (matchs): 4

M / NUNEZ, Cristian / National Training Centre - Québec / Montréal, QC / U20 caps (matchs): 7

M / LAM, Matt / AFC Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) / Edmonton, AB / U20 caps (matchs): 0

M / SANCHEZ MACIP, Isidro / Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico) / Puebla, Mexico / U20 caps (matchs): 0

D / RICKETTS, Tosaint / University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (USA) / Edmonton, AB / U20 caps (matchs): 0

F / DI IOIA, Massimo / Impact de Montréal / Montréal, QC / U20 caps (matchs): 2

D / LASSONDE, Fabrice / National Training Centre – Québec / Mont-Saint-Grégoire, QC / U20 caps (matchs): 0

D/M / TURNBULL, Masumi / University of Kentucky (USA) / Richmond, BC / U20 caps (matchs): 3

G = Goalkeeper / Gardien. D = Defender / Défenseur. M = Midfielder / Milieu de terrain. F = Forward / Attaquant.

Staff / Personnel :

Head coach / Entraîneur-chef : Dale Mitchell

Assistant coach / Entraîneur-adjoint : Nick Dasovic

Equipment manager / Entraîneur des gardiens : Kevin Muldoon

Athletic therapist / Physiothérapeute: Chris Franks

Strength and conditioning coach / Massothérapeute: Randy Celebrin

National Teams Administrator / Gérant: Dave Nutt

CAF in 1983 in Mexico, Canada’s most recent participation in this event occurred last June in the Netherlands from June 10 - July 2, 2005.

Canada enjoyed its best ever finish in a World Championship in December 2003, losing to eventual silver medalist Spain on a golden goal in the quarter finals in the United Arab Emirates.

For more information regarding the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 and to purchase your tickets please visit www.FIFA.com

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Great news that Lam & Saiko have been brought in for a look-see. I was wondering why they were not called previously given their high profile clubs.

Rosa and Lassonde have been regular call ups with the 89s, including the Scotland series held at the Vaughan training centre.

I have never heard of Sanchez, but that and $1.25 will get you a cup of coffee somewhere.

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Players from December camp missing from this one:

REVIVO, Daniel / Winthrop University (NCAA)

O'CONNOR, Kent / 1860 Munich (Germany)

LANG, Adam / Washington University (NCAA)

BONIFACIO, Brandon / Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO (Netherlands)

BOURGAULT, Jonathan / St. Pauli FC (Germany)

OWUSU-ANSAH, Kennedy / Hertha Berlin (Germany)

I assume most of the European players will get another call, probably the last chance for the NCAA players?

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quote:Originally posted by Sigma

Not much, but he is listed with the first team of Puebla. Born in 1987, 1.70m, and 68kg. He wears #19 with Puebla.

5'7" 150 lbs. for those metrically challenged...#19 remains the same in empirical and metric [:o)]

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quote:Originally posted by loyola

Puebla is playing in the mexican first division?

Looks like they're in the Second Division..actually they played this last Apertura in the top flight, not sure if they survived. Their website isn't the most up to date..

Here's a photo gallery added to their site yesterday. Gotta love Mexican girls showing off their butts for the camera! :D


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From USsoccer.com

Thursday, Jan. 11 @ 8:55 p.m. ET

Returned from a scrimmage with the Canadian U-20 national team that is also in the area training (they're actually staying at the same hotel). Not going to be much in the way of a game report or anything as we don't want to give too much away as we move toward qualifying, but we did pull out a 1-0 win with a second-half goal by Robbie Rogers.

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