Seven Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency players have been called up to Canada’s U-18 men’s national team for a nine-day camp in El Salvador and pair of friendlies.
The camp runs from October 3-11 with matches to be played October 7 and 9.
Canada will train in Toronto before traveling as a team to El Salvador before the two men's U-18 international friendly matches.
The seven ‘Caps on the roster are goalkeeper Thomas Hasal, defender Joel Harrison, midfielders Nicolas Apostol, Andres Charles-Barrera, and Georges Mukumbilwa, and forwards Theo Bair and Alan Camacho.
“We continue to work in close relationship with the professional clubs and provide accumulating international experience in the development of our Canadian players,” said Rob Gale, Canada Soccer's men's national U-20 team coach. “It is very important to continue exposing these young players to CONCACAF environments well ahead of qualifying.”
The Canadian U-18 group features players born 1999 or later, thus eligible for the 2019 CONCACAF Men's Under-20 Championship and FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2019 (dates and locations yet to be announced). This marks the age group's eighth camp since 2013.
The group is also eligible at the youth level up through to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Canada Soccer’s Men’s EXCEL Program channels our nation’s exceptional players into the best soccer environments. The Canada Soccer Pathway works in collaboration with our provincial and territorial partners as well as the professional clubs and academies. For Canada’s elite players, the program emphasizes player development on the pathway to representing Canada’s men’s national team in international soccer.
GK- Brogan Engbers | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
GK- Thomas Hasal | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency
CB- Klaidi Cela | CAN / Toronto FC II
CB- Joel Harrison | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency
CB- Marko Maletic | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
CB- Antoine Marques | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
FB- Riley Ferrazzo | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Jacob Maurutto | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Nicolas Apostol | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency
M- Theo Bair | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency
M- Dante Campbell | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Andres Charles Barrera | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency
M- Mathieu Choinière | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Glenn Muenkat | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Georges Mukumbilwa | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency
F- Alan Camacho Soto | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-18 Residency
F- Malyk Hamilton | ENG / West Ham United FC Youth
F- Shaan Hundal | CAN / Toronto FC II
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