Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed on Friday that first team defender Matteo Campagna, Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) keeper Ben Alexander and defender Eric White, as well as on-loan attacking midfielder Kamron Habibullah have joined Canada's men's U-20 side for Concacaf U-20 Championships in Honduras.
Alexander, Campagna and Habibullah have been named to Canada's roster for the tournament, while White has joined the group as a training player.
Canada has been drawn into Group A for the tournament and will open up group stage play with a clash against Cuba on Saturday, June 18. Kick off is set for 1 p.m. PT.
The second match will see Canada come up against the United States on Monday, June 20, with kick off set for 5:30 p.m. PT.
Finally, Canada will wrap up the group stage against St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday, June 22. Kick off is set for 1 p.m. PT.
All three group stage matches will be played at Estadio Nacional "Chelato" Uclés in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Alexander, 18, has started four matches for WFC2 this season and previously joined the Whitecaps FC BMO MLS Academy as a 13-year-old in 2016 from Fraser Valley FC. The keeper was also an unused substitute last month in the first team's Canadian Championship quarterfinal match at Cavalry FC.
Campagna, 17, has started eight matches this season for WFC2 and entered the Whitecaps FC BMO Academy System in 2017 from Surrey United SC. The product of Surrey, BC signed an MLS Homegrown contract in April 2021 and has previously represented Canada at the 2019 Concacaf U-15 Boys Championship, making four starts while playing in all five matches.
White, 19, has made five starts and seven appearances for WFC2 this season. The defender joined the academy as a 13-year-old in 2016 from Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC in the EA SPORTS BC Soccer Premier League. The product of Coquitlam, BC was the recipient of the club's 2020 BMO RESP Academy Male Player Award.
Habibullah, 18, was signed to an MLS Homegrown contract in April 2021 after first joining the Whitecaps FC BMO MLS Academy as a 12-year-old in 2016. The academy product went on to make his MLS debut on May 2 against Colorado Rapids and made a total of three MLS appearances in his debut professional season. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and raised in Vancouver, Habibullah represented Canada’s U-17 men’s national team in 2019, including Concacaf qualifying and later that year at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil. Habibullah has started three of his seven appearances this year on loan with Pacific FC in the Canadian Premier League.