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Canada names preliminary U-17 roster ahead of CONCACAF Championship


Six members of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency and five players from TFC Academy are featured on coach Sean Fleming’s pre-tournament roster ahead of the CONCACAF U-20 Championships.

Fleming has called 23 players to camp, which begins on Saturday in Sunrise, Fla. and runs until April 4. The CONCACAF U-17 Championship, a qualifier for the U-17 World Cup, begins April 6. Fleming can only declare a 20-man roster ahead of the opening game in Panama, so three players from this roster won’t be part of the finalized squad.

There is only one senior-squad player on the roster; and that’s Hanson Boakai, the 16-year-old wunderkind who was moved from the Reserves to FC Edmonton’s senior roster in 2013.

If he sees the field in 2013, he will become the youngest player to ever participate in a modern NASL game. Scouts and FC Edmonton teammates rave about Boakai’s skill with the ball at his feet. Even at his tender age, he was deemed too talented to leave playing reserve-team soccer.

Kianz Froese-Gonzalez, who represented his birth country, Cuba, in the previous CONCACAF U-17s, has switched to the Canadian side. The Manitoba-raised player spent time with FC Edmonton before moving onto the Whitecaps Residency.

GK- Marco Carducci | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
GK- Daniel Milton | CAN / Ajax Thunder
GK- James Pantemis | CAN / Lakeshore SC
D- Alex Comsia | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Mathieu Laurent | CAN / Mississauga Falcons
D- Elias Roubos | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Kevon Black | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Ian Fernandes | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Aron Mkungilwa | CAN / Academie Impact Montréal
D- Samuel Vinson | USA / West Pine Strikers
M- Mikael Cantave | FRA / Orvault Sport Football
M- Marco-Leonel Dominguez | CAN / Braves d’Ahuntsic
M- Kianz Gonzales-Froese | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Jordan Haynes | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Derick Sequeira | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M/F- Hanson Boakai | CAN / FC Edmonton
F- Jordan Hamilton | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- El Mehdi Ibn Brahim | CAN / Braves d’Ahuntsic
F- Derek Cornelius | CAN / Unionville U-21
M- Ali Musse | CAN / WSA Winnipeg
M- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Andrew Gordon | CAN / Woodbridge Strikers
M- Matthew Chow | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency

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  1. ryan

    April 18, 2013 at 4:53 am

    the non academy teams, have strong programs and are relatively cheaper for kids to attend, i doubt theyd get any recognition though, for a lack of being a part of the SAAC. Unionville Ajax, and West
    Rouge have some strong teams as well.

  2. Jeff

    March 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Interesting to see the number of players not with one of the pro club academies. Who are these other clubs, like Ajax Thunder, Lakeshore SC, Mississauga Falcons, West Pine Strikers, Braves d’Ahuntsic, Unionville U-21, and Woodbridge Strikers? Why aren’t all the players from one of the pro clubs’ academies? Where are the other academies here like Sigma FC Academy, HUSA/Whitecaps Academy Saskatchewan, and Royale Selects de Beauport to name a few?

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