Six Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency players called up to Canadian U-15 men's national team camp

Canada to meet the U.S. in back-to-back international friendlies

A squad of 24 young Canadians is heading to Florida for a men’s under-15 training camp that kicks off early next week.

Six Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency players were included on the roster, including defenders Matthew Baldisimo and Kadin Chung, midfielders Thomas Gardner and David Norman, and strikers Terran Campbell and Daniel Sagno. 

This national youth camp for players born in or after 1998 gets underway on November 10 with the players arriving the day before. After a full week of training, the team will test their mettle in a pair of international friendlies on consecutive days against the USA on November 16 and November 17.

“It’s mainly to assess the players before their first international event,” said Tony Fonseca, technical director of Canada Soccer. “It’s something that we all look forward to doing in assessing this young group of players. They’re so young and so promising.”

Four of Canada’s professional team programs have representation in this camp that is slowly building for qualifications for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

CANADA
GK- Alic Rasmussen | CAN / Bonvital SC
GK- Daniel Buckley | CAN / North Mississauga 
D- Matthew Baldisimo | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Patrick Boyle | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Steven Furlano | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Nikola Stakic | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Kadin Chung | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Reginald Laryea | CAN / Sigma FC
D- Matteo Cantave | FRA / USJA Carqufou
M- Munir Saleh | CAN / Kitchener Soccer Club
Julian Avila | CAN / Winnipeg South End United
M- Gabriel Boakye | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Duwayne Ewart | CAN / North Scarborough SC
M- Thomas Gardner | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- David Norman | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency

M- Alexander Pena | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Mouhamed Touré | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Kevin Tran | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Aidan Daniels | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Julian Esteves | CAN / FC Edmonton Reserves
F- Raheem Taylor-Parkes | CAN / Toronto FC Academy 
F- Malik Johnson | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Terran Campbell | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
F- Daniel Sagno | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency