Canadian U-18 squad gathers for first camp under new head coach Rob Gale
Six Whitecaps FC Residency players called up
April 3, 2014
Canada Soccer, whitecapsfc.com
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.
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