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Canada’s Men’s National Team has named its 22-man roster for the upcoming camp in USA to take place from 19 to 30 January in Arizona and Texas.

As part of the camp, Canada will feature in two Men’s International Friendlies. The team will take on Denmark on 26 January in Tucson, AZ (13.00 local) before taking part in a match against USA on 29 January in Houston, TX (20.00 local).

The 29 January friendly against USA will be broadcast in Canada on Sportsnet (21.00 ET / 18.00 PT).

Interim head coach Colin Miller has stated that the camp will provide an important opportunity to assess the ‘future’ of the Canadian team.

“One of our key objectives for this camp is to look towards the future and give some of our young players a chance,” said interim head coach Colin Miller.

“It is important for us to take a step forward during the camp and over the course of the next two matches. We expect the young players to come in very hungry and looking to show well for the future of the Men’s National Team.”

With an average age of just under 25, this is the youngest Canadian team to be assembled since May 2006.

Ten players have earned their first call-up to the Men’s National Team. Eight players featured in Canada’s Men’s U-23 team at the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament.

Mason Trafford is taking part in his first national team camp at any age level.

Dwayne De Rosario, Nik Ledgerwood, Lars Hirschfeld and Tosaint Ricketts are the only players on the roster to have taken part in game action during 2012’s CONCACAF third round of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Qualifiers™.

Following the January camp in USA, Canada has confirmed that it will take on Japan in a Men’s International Friendly on 22 March in Doha, Qatar as the team continues its preparations for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup to take place in USA in July.

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1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball

2- M- Nik Ledgerwood | SWE / Hammarby Fotboll

3- FB- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC

4- CB- Nana Attakora | FIN / FC Haka

5- CB- Dejan Jaković | USA / D.C. United

6- M- Philippe Davies | USA / Richmond Kickers

7- M - Terry Dunfield | CAN / Toronto FC

8- CM- Kyle Bekker | CAN / Toronto FC

9- F- Tosaint Ricketts | NOR / Sandnes Ulf

10- F- Frank Jonke | FIN / FF Jaro

11- M - Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

12- M- Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault |

13- CB- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC

14- M/F- Dwayne De Rosario | USA / D.C. United

15- M- Emmanuel Gomez | ARG / Club Atletico Griffa

16- M - Matt Stinson | CAN / Toronto FC

17- F- Kyle Porter | CAN / FC Edmonton

18- GK- Roberto Stillo | ITA / Genoa CFC

19- M- Evan James |

20- D- Mason Trafford | FIN / IFK Mariehamn

21- FB- Andrés Fresenga | URU / Racing Club de Montevideo

22- GK- Simon Thomas |

http://canadasoccer.com/canada-mnt-names-young-squad-for-january-camp-p153022

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Am assuming that no Cavallini means he's staying with his club during training camp... am hoping this is the reason.

As for Gomez... I highly doubt its the Gambian that used to play for Toronto FC. I've tried everything and can't find anything on this kid. Club Atletico Griffa looks like an academy/soccer school, not necessarily a club.

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So apparently this Emmanuel Gomez is not the TFC one, but a guy playing in the Argentinian 5th division!?!?!

I feel like our Voyageurs games last year were probably around Argentinian 5th division quality....

Maybe they meant to call Mario Gomez ... who would notice anyway?!

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So apparently this Emmanuel Gomez is not the TFC one, but a guy playing in the Argentinian 5th division!?!?!

I feel like our Voyageurs games last year were probably around Argentinian 5th division quality....

The way you sped by me on the flank in Sept. I had you pegged for at least Argentinian 4th division quality ... don't sell yourself short.

Quite a mixed bag of call-ups ... will be very interesting to see how this plays out. I hope the young lads are ready to give 'er.

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No Cavallini, no Piette, no Bernier, no Occean, no Simpson, no Johnson, no Jackson... These guys are not too old not to be called up.

Some of these callups we have no idea who they are, others don't even have a club.

Prepare to be raped.

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Are they only calling in players that are North American club based and players with clubs outside North America who's season is on a winter break? What is the purpose of bringing in players with no club affiliation( unattached) look if your not good enough to be with a club ie. Evan James, then you should not be playing with the national team, they could have brought in other players that are based in North America that are with a club or even outside North America on a winter break that are attached to a club than bring in these unattached players. This is not the 1980's it's 2013 there are plenty of players out there playing with clubs. This looks a bit bush league to me bringing in players with no club teams.

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Are they only calling in players that are North American club based and players with clubs outside North America who's season is on a winter break? What is the purpose of bringing in players with no club affiliation( unattached) look if your not good enough to be with a club ie. Evan James, then you should not be playing with the national team, they could have brought in other players that are based in North America that are with a club or even outside North America on a winter break that are attached to a club than bring in these unattached players. This is not the 1980's it's 2013 there are plenty of players out there playing with clubs. This looks a bit bush league to me bringing in players with no club teams.

Were you not complaining in another thread that the CSA doesn't scout players and doesn't look outside of the box enough?

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Are they only calling in players that are North American club based and players with clubs outside North America who's season is on a winter break? What is the purpose of bringing in players with no club affiliation( unattached) look if your not good enough to be with a club ie. Evan James, then you should not be playing with the national team, they could have brought in other players that are based in North America that are with a club or even outside North America on a winter break that are attached to a club than bring in these unattached players. This is not the 1980's it's 2013 there are plenty of players out there playing with clubs. This looks a bit bush league to me bringing in players with no club teams.

Yes, I think the strategy was always to get a young team with essentially everyone coming from North America or leagues on break.

Hmmm, no Jordan Webb or El-Masri ... would think they'd be worth at least a look given who was called in.

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Anyone have any thoughts on why Porter was called in, but not Saiko?

Yeah I have a thought...it is WTF?

Seriously though, maybe it was a numbers game. I have only glanced at the list but there seems to be alot of central midfielders: Dunfield, Bekker, Alderson, JBB, Legerwood, Stinson (did I see his name there?)

On the other side of the coin, we lack wide players, which is why Porter is there (along with the club-less James) Hope he catches on in Vancouver though.

I haven't took a good look at what strikers were called, but my immediate thought was: where are welshman and clarke?

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Yeah I have a thought...it is WTF?

Seriously though, maybe it was a numbers game. I have only glanced at the list but there seems to be alot of central midfielders: Dunfield, Bekker, Alderson, JBB, Legerwood, Stinson (did I see his name there?)

On the other side of the coin, we lack wide players, which is why Porter is there (along with the club-less James) Hope he catches on in Vancouver though.

I haven't took a good look at what strikers were called, but my immediate thought was: where are welshman and clarke?

Well, Clarke must have been left off because of the upcoming u-20 tourney ... right?

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