Canadian U-18 squad gathers for first camp under new head coach Rob Gale

Six Whitecaps FC Residency players called up

Josh Cuthbert

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Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency defender Josh Cuthbert (Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Six Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency players have been named to this week's Canadian U-18 men's national team camp.
 
The roster includes defenders Andre Baires and Josh Cuthbert (pictured above); midfielders Vana Markarian, Dario Zanatta, and Aymar Sigue; and striker Hayden Simmonds-O'Grady.
 
Just a few days after being named head coach of Canada’s men’s U-20 team, Rob Gale will get a first look at some of the talent hoping to be in the running for Canada’s attempts to reach the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
 
In total, 18 players born in 1997 are gathering on the west coast in Ventura, California, from April 3 until Friday, April 11. The camp will also will feature a pair of international friendly matches.
 
After four days of training, the team will make a bus trip down to Redondo Beach where they’ll play their first friendly against the United States on Tuesday, April 8. They will have a day off before suiting up again against Mexico on Thursday, April 10 and will break camp the next day.
 
The camp is in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship which serves as the qualifier for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The host of the CONCACAF Championship will be determined at a later date.
 
Canada U-20
GK- Dayne St. Clair | CAN / Ajax Soccer Club
GK- Marvis Kreitling | GER / Niendorfer TSV
D- Eric Davies | USA / FC Dallas Academy
D- Andre Baires | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Drake Rendle | CAN / Calgary South West United
D- Josh Cuthbert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Kyle Hiebert | CAN / WSA Winnipeg
D- Thomas Meilleur-Giguere | CAN / Académie Impact de Montréal
M- Joshua Doughty | USA / Real Salt Lake Academy
M- Vana Markarian | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Emmanuel Zambazis | CAN / Mississauga Soccer Club
M- David Choiniere | CAN / Académie Impact de Montréal
M- Darius Ramsay | CAN / Calgary Foothills
M- Dario Zanatta | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Aymar Sigue | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
F- Jimmy-Shammar Sanon | CAN / Académie Impact de Montréal
F- Dayonn Harris | CAN / Woodbridge Soccer Club
F- Hayden Simmonds-O’Grady | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency