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I'm thinking of keeping a post open for the next year to I.D. the Canadian Student athletes in the States and their college seasons. As some of them could potentially be in our next u-20 & u-23 cycles. With that being said before I can gather all the students that I can find in Division 1 soccer, I would just like to recieve some feedback about the idea and would others contribute. And do you feel the post is appropriate for Men's National Teams & Player forum.

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Well I'll start putting something together for this weekend hopefully I can capture all the players. I'm going to separate them into Rookie,Sophmore,Junior and Senior classes. So if anyone wants to iniate or help out it would be much appreciated. If anyone has the contacts for some of the players as well that would help and perhaps links to games as some of them are broadcasted on Skysports and local cable.

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These are the Season of 2009/10 Rookies. Graduate Class of 2013 these are the signings I've found thus far. 2 of the 5 have been identified and are in the u-20 pool.

Francesco Capone (D/M • Toronto, Ont. • Shattuck - St. Mary’s School (Faribault, Minn.))

Capone was a two-year starter at Shattuck - St. Mary’s prep school in Faribault, Minn., and was selected as a team captain his senior season. As a junior, he started on an under-18 club team that won state and regional championships while finishing as a national finalist. He also started on an under-17 club team that won their U.S. regional, the American Soccer League tournament and appeared in the semi-finals of the Dallas Cup. As a freshman and sophomore he was on the Ontario Provincial team and the Canadian national team.


Dominic Roberts (Ajax, Ontario)

Roberts, a four-year letterwinner at Notre Dame Secondary and member of the Canadian National Team player pool, currently plays club soccer for Toronto FC Academy. Roberts has experience with the Canadian National Team, when garnering his first junior cap as the starring left back for the national U16 squad. This season at Notre Dame, he totaled 25 goals and 10 assists for the Cougars. Roberts has led Notre Dame to a pair of L.O.S.S.A. titles.

Jelani Smith 6’3” 200 lbs

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Italia Shooters/Rick Hansen Secondary)

Canadian forward Jelani Smith brings speed, size and a knack for finding the net.

Provincial East Champions in 2008 and 2009 with Hearts Azzuri. Canadian Soccer League, National Division Champions in 2008 with Italia Shooters. Youngest player in Canadian Soccer League in 2007, with Canadian Lions. Member of National Training Center in 2007-08. BMO Financial Group National Championship silver medalist. Member of Ontario U-16 Provincial Team.

Emery Welshman

Emery Welshman (1991) has accepted an athletic scholarship to attend SIENA University in Albany New York. Emery was one of SIGMA's most sought after players in the 2009 graduating class. After offers from several schools across the US, Emery decided in favor of attending SIENA.

James Stamopoulos

Stamopoulos comes to Hartford from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He is currently a member of Toronto Futbol Club’s Academy team, a widely considered role model organization in the development of youth soccer players. Under the direction of head coach Jason Bent, Toronto FC went 1-1-1 in the prestigious Dallas Cup Supergroup held in Dallas, TX this past spring, where they drew with Tigres (Mexico), and defeated AC Milan before falling to Manchester City.

Prior to his stint with Toronto FC, Stamopoulos was a full member of the Canadian U16 National Team in 2007. In 2006, He was invited to the Canadian U15 National Team training camp in Bradenton, FL, and in 2005, Stamopoulos won the Ontario Cup, and eventually National Club Championship, with his former club team Erin Mills.


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