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Canada Soccer announced their squad for the upcoming men’s U-20 National Team camp in Costa Rica on Tuesday as part of the Men’s National Team Program’s preparations for the upcoming Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship in June and July.

Five players from across the Vancouver Whitecaps FC organization have been called up, including goalkeeper Max Anchor (Whitecaps FC BMO MLS Academy), defenders Matteo Campagna (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) and Eric White (Whitecaps FC 2), as well as midfielders Kamron Habibullah (Vancouver Whitecaps FC - on loan to Pacific FC) and Jay Herdman (Whitecaps FC 2)

The 13-day camp runs 10 April to 22 April and will be led by Mauro Biello, the Canada Soccer’s Men’s Olympic Head Coach. The camp will feature a pair of youth international matches against Costa Rica on the mornings of 15 and 21 April.

As part of a wider squad in contention for this summer’s Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship, Canada Soccer have invited 25 players to the series in Costa Rica. On account of the global pandemic, this marks the first men’s youth camp in more than two years, with this group featuring players born 2003 or later. The Canada squad features players attached to clubs from eight different countries.

Canada have been drawn into Group E for the 2022 Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship, a dual qualification tournament for both the Olympic Games in 2024 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023. Canada have been drawn into the group phase alongside Cuba, St. Kitts and Nevis and USA from which the top-three teams will advance to the Concacaf Round of 16.

This year’s Concacaf Men’s Under-20 Championship runs from 18 June to 3 July 2022 in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras. From the group stage, the knockout phase will feature the Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Championship Final, with the top-four nations qualifying to the FIFA U-20 World Cup (winners from the Quarterfinals) and the top-two nations qualifying for the Olympic Games (winners from the Semifinals).

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are three-time Concacaf champions, previously winning the 1985 Concacaf Championship, 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup, and 2021-22 Concacaf Qualifiers. Canada most recently qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar and have previously featured at the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Games, the 1986 FIFA World Cup, and the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Youth Teams have won two Concacaf titles: both the 1986 and 1996 Concacaf Men’s Youth Championships. Canada have qualified for 15 FIFA men’s youth tournaments: eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Canada most recently qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, which was the last FIFA men’s youth competition before the global pandemic.

GK - Max Anchor | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
GK - Dino Bontis | CAN / Forge FC Hamilton
GK - Adisa De Rosario | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
GK - Owen Goodman | ENG / Crystal Palace FC
CB - Matteo Campagna | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
CB - Loïc Cloutier | CAN / Académie de CF Montréal
CB - Jamie Knight-Lebel | ENG / Bristol City FC
CB - Justin Smith | FRA / OGC Nice
FB - Noah Abatneh | ITA / ASD Savio Calcio
FB - Luc de Fougerolles | ENG / Fulham FC
FB - Kwasi Poku | CAN / Forge FC Hamilton
FB - Eric White | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
M - Matt Catavolo | CAN / Valour FC
M - Jesse Costa | GER / VfL Wolfsburg
M - Maël Henry | CAN / Académie de CF Montréal
M - Jay Herdman | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
M - Gabriel Pellegrino | GER / SC Freiburg
M - Maxwell Piepgrass | CAN / Cavalry FC
M - Hugo Tavares | POR / FC Paços de Ferreira
F - Mataeo Bunbury | USA / Sporting Kansas City
F - Tiago Coimbra | BRA / SE Palmeiras
F - Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Pacific FC)
F - Ronan Kratt | GER / SSV Ulm 1846
F - Shyon Omrani | POR / Vitória FC
F - Lowell Wright | CAN / York United FC