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2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship


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This one's obviously a bit harder to discuss since the players are likely a bit more obscure than the U-20s and we're more likely to see guys from non-pro academies, but here we are.

The 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship will be hosted by Panama and will begin on 21 April 2017. It will use the same format as the last edition I believe, with two six-team groups and a single-round playoff for the top three in each. The winners of each group will automatically qualify for the U-17 World Cup and play for the glory, while the second- and third-placed teams of each group will compete for the remaining two spots. The tournament will be open to players born '00 or later.

Qualifying for Caribbean and Central American teams is still in progress, the last round of the former will take place in September and the latter will be completed in November. The draw for the groups of the final tournament will take place in Panama City in December.

This U-17 campaign will be led by two former Canadian internationals, with Paul Stalteri as manager and Ante Jazic as assistant. There was a couple camps earlier this year for the U-17s, I'll post an amalgamated player list from the two. There doesn't appear to be any other camps scheduled until the pre-tournament camp in April.

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Player pool based on Canadian U-17 camps in 2016:

 

Pos    Name                                Year        Club                                 Hometown

FW     Abdi, Zakaria*                   '00          Toronto FC                       Unknown

FW     Alade, Jefferson*              '00          Vancouver Whitecaps       Edmonton, AB

FB     Baldisimo, Michael*           '00          Vancouver Whitecaps       Burnaby, BC

MF     Brooks, Jordan*                '??          Portsmouth (ENG)             London, UK

MF     Castillo, Christopher          '00          Toronto FC                       Vaughan, ON

GK     Catalano, Gianluca*           '00          Toronto FC                       Toronto, ON

FW     Dada-Luke, Olakunle*       '00          Toronto FC                        Toronto, ON

FW     David, Jonathan*               '00          Ottawa Internationals        Ottawa, ON

FW     Doe, David                        '01          FC Edmonton                    Edmonton, AB

CB      Dunn-Johnson, Julian*      '00          Toronto FC                       Richmond Hill, ON

FB      Escobar, Gabriel*              '00          Vancouver Whitecaps       Vancouver, BC

MF     Faria, Jordan*                    '00          Toronto FC                       Unknown

MF     Fazili, Benson*                   '00          Ottawa Internationals       Ottawa, ON

CB      Gorgees, Afram*                '00          Toronto FC                       Brampton, ON

MF     Hojabrpour, Alessandro*    '00          Vancouver Whitecaps      Vancouver, BC

CB      Hurwitz, Josh                     '00          LA Galaxy (USA)              Calabasas, USA

GK     Ince, Evan                          '00          Vancouver Whitecaps      North Vancouver, BC

FB      Kinghorn, Leekwon*           '00          Toronto FC                      Toronto, ON

CB      Le Bourhis, Yohan             '00          Montreal Impact               Montreal, QC

FW     Mohammed, Terique*        '00          Toronto FC                       Scarborough, ON

MF     Moreira, Josh                     '00          Toronto FC                       Milton, ON

GK      Murasiranwa, Darlington   '01           FC Edmonton                   Edmonton, AB

FW     O'Hea, Devin                     '00           Vancouver Whitecaps      North Vancouver, BC

MF     Okello, Noble*                    '00          Toronto FC                       Unknown

MF     Pacella, Daniel                   '00           Montreal Impact               Montreal, QC

FW     Paquette, Matthew             '00           Unknown                          Sarnia, ON

MF     Paton, Ben                          '00           Brampton YSC                 Kitchener, ON

MF     Petrasso, Luca                   '00           Toronto FC                       Woodbridge, ON

MF     Roberts, Matthew               '00           Swansea City (WAL)         Milton, ON

CB      Rojas, Shawn                     '00           Montreal Impact               Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

CB      Romeo, Antonio Rocco*     '00           Toronto FC                       Richmond Hill, ON

GK      Schneider, Trevor              '00           Vancouver Whitecaps       Coquitlam, BC

GK      Sgarbossa, Sebastian*       '00           Waterloo United                Kitchener, ON

FW     Tano, Jean-Arnau*             '00            Montreal Impact               Sherbrooke, QC

MF     Timoteo, Wesley                 '00           Belenenses (POR)            Montreal, QC

MF     Tojaga, Sammy*                  '00          Real Salt Lake (USA)        Casa Grande, USA

CB      White, Nikolas                     '01           Vancouver Whitecaps       Port Moody, BC

MF      Yeattes, Steffen                 '00            Toronto FC                       Vaughan, ON

CB       Zohar, Ali                           '01           Vancouver Whitecaps       Surrey, BC

*Part of the most recent camp in Panama (September 2016)

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19 minutes ago, Vince193 said:

I would think Davies would be a part of this tournament.

He's almost certainly our most promising player in this age bracket atm, however it's worth noting that he's been involved with the U-20s as well. The two tournaments don't interfere with one another, but it's possible Vancouver won't want him away from the club twice so early in the year, although it very well might not matter to them.

If he does play for the U-17s he'll obviously be a very key addition.

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3 hours ago, An Observer said:

The kid at Chelsea is also eligible for this group I believe. 

Because Tomori has now officially played for England in an official youth competition the only way he could now play for us is if he files his one time switch. Also he isn't eligible, he's a 97.

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20 minutes ago, youllneverwalkalone said:

I think we're talk about Joey Cowlishaw. I hope the Caps do release Davies. We need to see what he can do against the best players his own age.

You are correct. Cowlishaw is a 2000, developed by Calgary Foothills, has been with Chelsea since 2014. Have a feeling he'd be in the discussion.

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On 19/08/2016 at 10:22 PM, Zem said:

This one's obviously a bit harder to discuss since the players are likely a bit more obscure than the U-20s and we're more likely to see guys from non-pro academies, but here we are.

I love seeing this list because there are so many new names I have never seen before and they might be names that we talk a lot about in the future.

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37 minutes ago, Ruffian said:

I love seeing this list because there are so many new names I have never seen before and they might be names that we talk a lot about in the future.

It's what I love so much about this tournament. The U-20s may get a lot more press, but the U-17s are the real "introduction" for the next generation. Not all of them will make it of course, but some of them could be the next stars of the CMNT and it's exciting to see them show their stuff on the international stage.

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I love watching these kids as well, and eagerly anticipate the next big stars for Canada. Also interesting to watch as the board endlessly debate who will be the big stars and have a bright future.

A quick reflection on some of the past U17's to see how our players have progressed, and how many find themselves involved in senior team set up, or near a call up.

2009 

Richard Causton, Feras Samain, Francesco Augustin, Derrick Bassi, Jonathan Lao, Jaineil Hoilett, Jordan Ongaro, Abdoulaye Sylla, Russell Teibert, Kevin Cobby, Coulton Jackson, Caolan Lavery, Ezequiel Lubocki,      Karl W. Ouimette, Justin Maheu, Brennan McNicoll, Hugo Lapointe-Senécal

2011

Maxime Crépeau, Samuel Piette, Daniel Stanese, Parker Seymour, Marco Lapenna, Bryce Alderson, Sadi Jalali, Keven Aleman, Chris Nanco, Luca Gasparotto, Shadrack Mmunga, Jordan Hamilton, Wesley Cain,                  Michael Petrasso, Adam Polakiewicz, Matteo Pasquotti, Sergio Camargo, Yassin Essa, Quillan Roberts,              Jay Chapman

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37 minutes ago, ob1 said:

I love watching these kids as well, and eagerly anticipate the next big stars for Canada. Also interesting to watch as the board endlessly debate who will be the big stars and have a bright future.

A quick reflection on some of the past U17's to see how our players have progressed, and how many find themselves involved in senior team set up, or near a call up.

2009 

Richard Causton, Feras Samain, Francesco Augustin, Derrick Bassi, Jonathan Lao, Jaineil Hoilett, Jordan Ongaro, Abdoulaye Sylla, Russell Teibert, Kevin Cobby, Coulton Jackson, Caolan Lavery, Ezequiel Lubocki,      Karl W. Ouimette, Justin Maheu, Brennan McNicoll, Hugo Lapointe-Senécal

2011

Maxime Crépeau, Samuel Piette, Daniel Stanese, Parker Seymour, Marco Lapenna, Bryce Alderson, Sadi Jalali, Keven Aleman, Chris Nanco, Luca Gasparotto, Shadrack Mmunga, Jordan Hamilton, Wesley Cain,                  Michael Petrasso, Adam Polakiewicz, Matteo Pasquotti, Sergio Camargo, Yassin Essa, Quillan Roberts,              Jay Chapman

The 2011 group have a number of players who have or have a chance to contribute to the senior team: Crepeau, Piette, Aleman, Gasparotto, Hamilton, Petrasso, Roberts and Chapman are all playing professionally at a highish level. Stanese and Alderson are the disappointments.

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Camargo is a top prospect coming into his draft year. He can still make some waves. Lavery quit to join Northern Ireland.

U17 is a tough level to judge. Kids bodies can still change significantly in the following years, and lots of players change and lose their drive at 18.

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Camp announced in Panama starting on 10 September, will feature friendlies against Panama on the 13th, Mexico on the 15th and then Panama again on the 17th, and then the camp will conclude on the 18th. I'll update the overall pool as well.

Roster for the camp is as follows:

Pos    Name                                Year        Club                                 Hometown

GK      Catalano, Gianluca*          '00          Toronto FC                       Toronto, ON

GK      Sgarbossa, Sebastian*     '00          Waterloo United                Kitchener, ON

CB      Dunn-Johnson, Julian*      '00          Toronto FC                       Richmond Hill, ON

CB      Gorgees, Afram*               '00          Toronto FC                       Brampton, ON

CB      Romeo, Antonio Rocco*    '00          Toronto FC                       Richmond Hill, ON

FB      Baldisimo, Michael*           '00          Vancouver Whitecaps       Burnaby, BC

FB      Escobar, Gabriel*              '00          Vancouver Whitecaps       Vancouver, BC

FB      Kinghorn, Leekwon*          '00          Toronto FC                       Toronto, ON

MF     Brooks, Jordan                  '??          Portsmouth (ENG)            London, ENG

MF     Faria, Jordan*                    '00          Toronto FC                       Unknown

MF     Fazili, Benson*                   '00          Ottawa Internationals       Ottawa, ON

MF     Hojabrpour, Alessandro*    '00          Vancouver Whitecaps      Vancouver, BC

MF     Okello, Noble                     '00          Toronto FC                       Unknown

MF     Tojaga, Sammy                 '00          Real Salt Lake (USA)        Casa Grande, USA

FW    Abdi, Zakaria                      '00          Toronto FC                       Unknown

FW     Alade, Jefferson*               '00          Vancouver Whitecaps       Edmonton, AB

FW     Dada-Luke, Olakunle*       '00          Toronto FC                        Toronto, ON

FW     David, Jonathan*               '00          Ottawa Internationals        Ottawa, ON

FW     Mohammed, Terique*        '00          Toronto FC                       Scarborough, ON

FW     Tano, Jean-Arnau*             '00          Montreal Impact               Sherbrooke, QC

*has participated in a previous Canadian U17 camp this year

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7 hours ago, Zem said:

The draw has been made for the final tournament, Canada will be in a pretty favourable-looking group with Costa Rica, Cuba and Suriname.

The other groups will be Panama, Honduras, Curacao, Haiti (A) and Mexico, El Salvador, Jamaica, USA (C).

http://www.canadasoccer.com/canada-in-group-b-at-concacaf-men-s-under-17-championship-p160232-preview-1Canada

The top two in each group advance to the second phase. 

"Following the opening round (21-29 April), the six nations will be divided into two groups, as determined by the draw and the corresponding placements in the opening round.

Group D - Group B 2nd Place; Group A 2nd Place; Group C 1st Place
Group E - Group B 1st Place; Group A 1st Place; Group C 2nd Place"

The top two from this round then qualify for the U17WC. So we'll end up with either the US or Mexico in our second round group and essentially have to beat out the other team we're grouped with. Based on history it should be easier without Costa Rica (they'll be in the other group assuming we both qualify out of Group B).

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A few points.

This is a great draw for Canada. Group C might be one of the hardest groups ever in concacaf.

This is the benefit of having a good ranking and being in pot 2 instead of pot 3. Something the senior team needs to start doing.

Canada could and probably should at the very least get out of the group stage for both the u17 and u20 championships. Would be fantastic if they could both qualify for the world cup.

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3 minutes ago, jpg75 said:

The top two in each group advance to the second phase. 

"Following the opening round (21-29 April), the six nations will be divided into two groups, as determined by the draw and the corresponding placements in the opening round.

Group D - Group B 2nd Place; Group A 2nd Place; Group C 1st Place
Group E - Group B 1st Place; Group A 1st Place; Group C 2nd Place"

The top two from this round then qualify for the U17WC. So we'll end up with either the US or Mexico in our second round group and essentially have to beat out the other team we're grouped with. Based on history it should be easier without Costa Rica (they'll be in the other group assuming we both qualify out of Group B).

It will likely come down to a game against Panama or Honduras.... again

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20 minutes ago, Stryker911 said:

It will likely come down to a game against Panama or Honduras.... again

If we ever want to progress this kind of situation is inevitable. These are the teams that are ahead of us in Concacaf. I would say theyre tier 2, we're probably tier 3, with Mexico, USA and probably Costa Rica  being the top class teams.  But our youth teams seem to have a lot more promise now, I'm more confident in them then our senior team these days.

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3 hours ago, Stryker911 said:

A few points.

This is a great draw for Canada. Group C might be one of the hardest groups ever in concacaf.

This is the benefit of having a good ranking and being in pot 2 instead of pot 3. Something the senior team needs to start doing.

Canada could and probably should at the very least get out of the group stage for both the u17 and u20 championships. Would be fantastic if they could both qualify for the world cup.

U20 group is going to be tough. My expectations are not particularly high. Can see us beating Honduras to advance and can see us ending the group stage with one point and a flight home with our collective tails between our legs. Let's hope it's the former and not the latter. 

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