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Thread to track players with a 2003 birth year.

Starting with U-17 team going to a camp in Mexico in 2019: https://canadasoccer.com/canada-selects-u-17-squad-for-mexico-trip-as-part-of-men-s-excel-program-p162078

These players will be 23 during the 2026 World Cup. 

Players with a 2003 birth year are as follow:

CB- David Amla | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
FB- Mckail Brathwaite | CAN / FC Edmonton
FB- Keesean Ferdinand | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
FB- Kobe Franklin | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Matt Catavolo | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Tomas Giraldo | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
 

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17 hours ago, Northvansteve said:

Thread to track players with a 2003 birth year.

Starting with U-17 team going to a camp in Mexico in 2019: https://canadasoccer.com/canada-selects-u-17-squad-for-mexico-trip-as-part-of-men-s-excel-program-p162078

These players will be 23 during the 2026 World Cup. 

Players with a 2003 birth year are as follow:

CB- David Amla | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
FB- Mckail Brathwaite | CAN / FC Edmonton
FB- Keesean Ferdinand | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
FB- Kobe Franklin | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Matt Catavolo | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Tomas Giraldo | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
 

With the emerging talent we have between the ages of 18 - 24, if only two of these guys or other 2003’s become solid first team players and 1 other turns out to be a stud, we will be a force to be reckoned with in Concacaf.

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Invitees to August camp in prep for the U-17 World Cup:

CANADA
FB- Keesean Ferdinand | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
FB- Kobe Franklin | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Matt Catavolo | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
M- Tomas Giraldo | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
F - Mouhamadou Kane | CAN / Académie de l'Impact de Montréal
F- Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy

 
CANADA A-Z
Catavolo, Matt | 2003 | Laval, QC, CAN | ASTMP St-Michel
Ferdinand, Keesean | 2003 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Rivière-des-Prairies
Franklin, Kobe | 2003 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Beach Community SL
Giraldo, Tomas | 2003 | Montréal, QC, CAN | Instituto Jorge Robledo
Habibullah, Kamron | 2003 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro SC
Kane, Mouhamadou | 2003 | Montréal, QC, CAN | FS Salaberry

 

 

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Progress of 2003s

1. Kamron Kabibullah: Forward, Whitecaps, 12 games 5 goals with the U23 development team, 58 games 21 goals in USDA and 8 games, 697 minutes, 3 goals 5 assists with the U17NT.

2. Antoine Coupland: Midfield, Atletico Ottawa, 3 games 18 minutes with Ottawa Fury

3. Matt Catavolo: Midfield, Montreal, 51 games and 27 goals in the USDA, 8 games 535 minutes and 2 assists with the U17NT.

4. Keesean Ferdinand: Defender, Montreal, 56 USDA games, 5 games 450 minutes with the U17NT.

5. Kobe Franklin: Defender, TFC 1 game in L1O, 1 goal in 28 minutes, 34 USDA games with TFC  and 1 with the Chicago Fire. 2 games, 180 minutes with the U17NT

6. Tomas Giraldo: Midfield, 42 games 6 goals in USDA, 6 games 370 minutes with the U17NT.

7. Mouhamadou Kane: Forward, Montreal, 48 USDA games with 31 goals, 3 games 81 minutes with the U17NT.

8. Mikhail Brathwaite: Defender, FC Edmonton U-20, 15 games 1 goal in 2019. One invite to a U17 camp.

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Progress of 2003

1. Lucas Dias: DUAL, CMOQ, 1 game 18 minutes, 2021 Sporting CP, Portugal U23.

2. Marcelo Flores: DUAL, Midfielder, Arsenal U18PL, 16 games, 895 minutes 3 goals. Invited to MNT camp in 2021.

3. Daniel Jebbison: DUAL, Sheffield United U18, 17 games, 9 goals

4. Tomas Giraldo: Midfield, Montreal homegrown signing, 8 bench appearances across all competitions in 2020. 42 games 6 goals in USDA, 6 games 370 minutes with the U17NT.

5. Lowell Wright: Forward, York United, 4 games 127 minutes, one goal in 2020, 3 games in 76 minutes with L1O Woodbridge.

6. Justin Smith: DUAL, Centre-Back/Midfield  2021 Nice France U19 [7-309-0-0-7] 2020 [0-0-0-0-1] Also eligible for France.

7. Kamron Kabibullah: Forward, Whitecaps, 12 games 5 goals with the U23 development team, 58 games 21 goals in USDA and 8 games, 697 minutes, 3 goals 5 assists with the U17NT.

8. Antoine Coupland: Midfield, 2021 Atletico Ottawa, 2020 3 games 97 minutes.   3 games 18 minutes with Ottawa Fury 2019

9. Rida Zouhir: Montreal Homegrown signing 2020, 1 bench appearance in CCL, 39 USDA games, 7 goals.

10. Keesean Ferdinand: Defender, Loaned to Atlético Ottawa, Montreal Homegrown signing,  1 bench appearance in CCL, 56 USDA games, 5 games 450 minutes with the U17NT.

11. Matt Catavolo: Midfield, Montreal, 51 games and 27 goals in the USDA, 8 games 535 minutes and 2 assists with the U17NT.

12. Kobe Franklin: Defender, TFC 1 game in L1O, 1 goal in 28 minutes, 34 USDA games with TFC  and 1 with the Chicago Fire. 2 games, 180 minutes with the U17NT

13. Mouhamadou Kane: Forward, Montreal, 48 USDA games with 31 goals, 3 games 81 minutes with the U17NT.

14. Nayke Greenidge-Duncan: Midfield, 2021 Toronto FC2, USA Tier 3.  2020  TFC  USDA [12g, 5 goals]

15. Mikhail Brathwaite: Defender, FC Edmonton U-20, 15 games 1 goal in 2019. One invite to a U17 camp.

Others:

Ante Grgic  Dinamo Zagreb   

Emil Gazdov  on loan with 1.FC Nurnberg from Pacific FC.

Hugo Tavares is with Pacos de Ferreira (Portugal).  He is currently with the U19 team.  Last season he played 18 matches for the U17 side and scored 5 goals.

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Ante Grgic signed with Dinamo Zagreb a few months back.  

Emil Gazdov is on loan with 1.FC Nurnberg from Pacific FC.

Hugo Tavares is with Pacos de Ferreira (Portugal).  He is currently with the U19 team.  Last season he played 18 matches for the U17 side and scored 5 goals.

Lucas Dias is with Sporting U23. He has played in the past with Portugal U16.

 

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10 hours ago, Grandbloke said:

Does anyone know whether Catavolo and Kane are with Montreal's new U23 team?

I was wondering about the U23 team, first saw a mention of it when they signed the four homegrown players in the fall.   Did they play any games in the 2020 and against who?  What league will they play in in 2021? PLSQ? Does MLS Next have a U23 division? Exhibitions like the Whitecaps U23 development team?

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8 hours ago, Dominic94 said:

This group has the potential to be the best crop of Canadians ever produced in a birth year. Will be a group to watch over the next 3-4 years.

This has been said before.... but like always, expect some names to disappear like Bryce Alderson, or pleasantly appear with no CSA ID like Tajon. 

Ultimately I agree that this class year will be the best. And it’s simply just down to the ever increasing opportunities for Canadian footballers. Thank God for the CPL.

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58 minutes ago, Shway said:

This has been said before.... but like always, expect some names to disappear like Bryce Alderson, or pleasantly appear with no CSA ID like Tajon. 

Ultimately I agree that this class year will be the best. And it’s simply just down to the ever increasing opportunities for Canadian footballers. Thank God for the CPL.

The Can PL certain added some names to the 2000-2003 crops that we wouldn’t have seen, time will tell how much better and deeper they made those crops.

this is the TFC generation, I want to see how good the kids from the Giovinco and Drogba generations will be.

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On 12/29/2020 at 9:22 AM, MM3/MM2/MM said:

I was wondering about the U23 team, first saw a mention of it when they signed the four homegrown players in the fall.   Did they play any games in the 2020 and against who?  What league will they play in in 2021? PLSQ? Does MLS Next have a U23 division? Exhibitions like the Whitecaps U23 development team?

It sounds like covid has really effected Montreal's U23 team from playing meaningful games. I'm pretty sure they've played a few exhibition games against university and plsq sides but nothing more than that. There was talk a while ago about another MLS reserve type league but again it sounds like covid has delayed that to 2022 at the earliest. Also the team just lost it's head coach Jason Di Tullio to the first team and now Bernier is the co-coach with another assistant coach.

 

Catavolo and Kane have been training with the first team during the preseason so far this year. 

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1 hour ago, farrelld said:

It sounds like covid has really effected Montreal's U23 team from playing meaningful games. I'm pretty sure they've played a few exhibition games against university and plsq sides but nothing more than that. There was talk a while ago about another MLS reserve type league but again it sounds like covid has delayed that to 2022 at the earliest. Also the team just lost it's head coach Jason Di Tullio to the first team and now Bernier is the co-coach with another assistant coach.

 

Catavolo and Kane have been training with the first team during the preseason so far this year. 

Pretty much every athlete minus those in major junior in Quebec lost their entire sports season for the fall. It was the most asinine thing imaginable, and an awful decision. Majority of the kids couldn’t even practice, most haven’t been able too and still aren’t.

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7 hours ago, Dominic94 said:

Pretty much every athlete minus those in major junior in Quebec lost their entire sports season for the fall. It was the most asinine thing imaginable, and an awful decision. Majority of the kids couldn’t even practice, most haven’t been able too and still aren’t.

Not gloating but here in PEI (and I think the rest of Atlantic Canada) we have been really lucky in that respect.  My youngest son played fall and winter soccer, the older guy played basically a regular season of school-team volleyball and basketball, they both have been going to basketball camps, and the spring volleyball season starts next week after basketball playoffs (go Cobras!). Things were paused during the initial shutdown but sports resumed very early into this school year.  It has been one of the things that has normalized an otherwise abnormal situation here, and it is why I am glad we took the public health measures we did, when we did.  

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4 hours ago, dyslexic nam said:

Not gloating but here in PEI (and I think the rest of Atlantic Canada) we have been really lucky in that respect.  My youngest son played fall and winter soccer, the older guy played basically a regular season of school-team volleyball and basketball, they both have been going to basketball camps, and the spring volleyball season starts next week after basketball playoffs (go Cobras!). Things were paused during the initial shutdown but sports resumed very early into this school year.  It has been one of the things that has normalized an otherwise abnormal situation here, and it is why I am glad we took the public health measures we did, when we did.  

You guys are very fortunate, we went to extremes it’s been 7 months and only now are they slowly allowing sports.

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