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Six Whitecaps FC Residency players called into Canada U-18 camp

Canada Soccer announced on Friday that six Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency players have been called into a 10-day Canadian U-18 development camp in Burnaby, BC.

Selected among the group of 20 players are defenders Michael Baldisimo, Brendan Skinner (pictured) and Terrell Smith, and midfielders Nicolas Apostol, Alphonso Davies, and Gabriel Escobar.

The camp, led by Canadian men's U-20 coach Rob Gale, features players born 1999 or 2000. These players are all eligible to play in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2019, while the younger players are in fact also eligible for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017.
 
"We have grouped some of Canada's talented 1999- and 2000-born players for this camp to help support their development as soccer players," said Gale. "This gives us an opportunity to work with the players and help them grow around our game model all the way through to their U-20 year."
 
Of the 20 players, all but two have previously featured in the Canadian national youth program, with only Marko Mandekic and Protais Mutambala the debutants. All the players are aged between 14 and 16 years old.
 
This marks the 17th men's national youth project during the 2015 calendar year, from the U-15 (2000-born) to U-23 (1993-born) level. 
 
CANADA
GK- Gianluca Catalano | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
GK- Brogan Engbers | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Dante Campbell | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Klaidi Cela | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Brendan Skinner | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency
CB- Malik Smith | CAN / ANB Futbol Academy
FB- Nicolas Apostol | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency
FB- Michael Baldisimo | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency
FB- Gabriel Escobar | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency
FB- Terrell Smith | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency

M- Mathieu Choinière | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Alphonso Davies | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-16 Residency
M- Jordan Faria | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Tristano Fasulo | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Marko Mandekic | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Glenn Muenkat | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Protais Mutambala | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
F- Jonathan David | CAN / Gloucester SC
F- Shaan Hundal | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Adonijah Reid | CAN / ANB Futbol Academy