On Friday, coach Phillip Dos Santos (who’s also the technical director of the Ottawa Fury) names the roster for the upcoming Francophone Games in Nice, France. The U-21 squad named could very well be the core of the future U-23 team that will try and qualify for the 2016 Summer Games.
The Canadian team will kick off the group stage of the tournament against Cameroon Sept. 3, followed by matches against France on Sept. 6, Rwanda on Sept. 8 and Congo on Sept. 10.
The team has a very heavy Vancouver Whitecaps feel: Both Ben Fisk and Bryce Alderson, who the ‘Caps loaned out the USL Charleston Battery, are on the team. Also on the squad is striker Caleb Clarke, who the Whitecaps loaned out to German side, Augsburg. Whitecaps Residency attacker Yassin Essa is on the U-21 team.
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