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All four Canadian pro teams represented on U18 roster


All four of Canada’s MLS and Division-2 professional sides are represented on the roster of the U-18 developmental squad. This team will gather in Costa Rica Nov. 16-26 under coach Rob Gale.

This is a way for the Canadian program to keep tabs on prospects ahead of the next two U-20 World Cups and qualifying for the 2016 Olympics. There are several familiar faces from the Canadian team that went to the U-17 World Cup in Mexico earlier this season, such as TFC Academy’s Michael Petrasso, Glasgow Rangers’ Luca Gasparotto and FC Edmonton striker (for now) Sadi Jalali.

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ Residency sent six players to camp. TFC Academy have seven. And the Montreal Impact’s Academy sent three. FC Edmonton just launched its academy, at the U10 level. It won’t phase in U12, U14 and U16 programs until the players at the U10 level grow into those levels.

But FCE did get a player on the roster, as Jalali has signed with the club in the interim, as he awaits for his German work permit to be approved. He is scheduled to head to Kaiserslautern in the January transfer window. He signed a unique deal with FCE that gives the club his North American rights, and allows him to train with the club through the winter until he’s cleared to go to Europe.

Canada U18 ROSTER

GK- Marco Carducci | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

GK- Joseph Kuta | CAN / Erin Mills Eagles U-16

CB- Stephen Almeida | CAN / Toronto FC Academy

CB- Mitchel Bringolf | CAN / Academie Impact Montreal

CB- Jackson Farmer | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

CB- Luca Gasparotto | SCO / Glasgow Rangers

FB- Quinton Duncan | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

FB- Christopher Flores | CAN / Toronto FC Academy

FB- Deon Rose | CAN / Toronto FC Academy

M- Adam Bradshaw | CAN / Toronto FC Academy

M- Dylan Carreiro | CAN / Toronto FC Academy

M- Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé | CAN / Academie Impact Montral

M- Ali Musse | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

M- Mitch Piraux | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

M- Michael Wagenknecht | CAN / Toronto FC Academy

M/F- Sebastian Cabrera | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

M/F- Michael Petrasso | CAN / Toronto FC Academy

F- Yacine Ait-Slimane | CAN / Academie Impact Montreal

F- Sadi Jalali | CAN / FC Edmonton

F- Mark Wadid | CAN / Erin Mills Eagles U-16

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  1. Soccerpro

    November 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve checked out Edmonton Victoria’s home page recently http://www.victoriasoccerclub.com/ and it looks like this is going to be the club to watch in a few years, in my opinion.

  2. Soccerpro

    November 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I’d love to see someone do an article someday looking at the youth clubs of players on the national scene and see what if anything clubs that are overrepresented on the national scene are doing right.

  3. Andre

    November 12, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Do you know what happened to the former u-17 World Cup player, Aleman? Is it true he might switch national allegiance and play for Costa Rica? We had better cap him ASAP

    • Steven Sandor

      November 12, 2011 at 3:16 am

      I wouldn’t worry too much about getting a charity senior cap to a player who was playing u-17 soccer earlier this season. He is trialing in Europe and has a lot of potential. But, even though Aleman had the most spectacular run of any Canadian player in CONCACAF qualifying, what I’ve heard is that scouts felt Jalali had more long-term potential. That might be borne out by the fact Jalali has a pending deal with Kaiserslautern.

      • Andre

        November 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

        Jalali does look pretty interesting as a prospect, but Aleman has clear talent as well. I agree it might be too early to cap these kids at a senior level, but then again maybe not… might it have not been ideal to play some of them against St. Kitts or some such team?

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