Six 'Caps called up Canada U-17s

Six 'Caps named to Canada's roster for the Concacaf U-17 championship

Six Vancouver Whitecaps FC players have been named to Canada’s roster for next month’s Concacaf Men’s U-17 Championship, as the Red and White look to qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

Canada’s roster includes Whitecaps FC first team midfielder Simon Colyn, Development Squad midfielders Kamron Habibullah and Damiano Pecile, and Academy centre backs Nathan Demian, Gianfranco Facchineri, and right back Deylen Vellios. Striker Massud Habibullah has also traveled with the team as an alternate.

All seven players recently excelled while playing for the Whitecaps FC U-17 academy team at the 2019 Generation adidas Cup, as the team won six out of their seven matches, scoring 19 goals and conceding only twice.

Colyn, Demian, Facchineri, Kam Habibullah, and Pecile were recently part of Canada’s 11-day training camp in Mexico in March. Vellios earns his first call-up since taking part in a pair of U-15 identification camps in 2016 and 2017.

Canada are in Group F at the Concacaf U-17 Championship. All matches will be streamed live on the Concacaf GO app, available on iTunes, Google Play, and online at concacafgo.com.
 
Thursday, May 2
Canada vs. United States (3 p.m. PT)
 
Saturday, May 4
Canada vs. Guatemala (3 p.m. PT)
 
Monday, May 6
Canada vs. Barbados (1 p.m. PT)
 
The top three teams in the group will advance to the Round of 16 on Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, 9, followed by the quarterfinals on Sunday, May 12, the semifinals on Tuesday, May 14, and the final on Thursday, May 16. Each of the four semifinalists will advance to the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil this fall.
 
CANADA
GK- Benjamin Collins | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
GK- Marc Kouadio | USA / Montverde Academy
CB- David Amla | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
CB- Maxime Bourgeois | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
CB- Nathan Demian | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
CB- Gianfranco Facchineri | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy

FB- Keesean Ferdinand | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
FB- Rohan Goulbourne | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
FB- Deylen Vellios | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy
M- Julian Altobelli | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Matt Catavolo | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Simon Colyn | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Jamie Dunning | NED / Feyenoord Academy
M- Tomas Giraldo | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Damiano Pecile | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Development Squad
M- Ralph Priso-Mbongue | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Kamron Habibullah | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Development Squad
F- Jérémie Omeonga Nkoy | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
F- Jacen Russell-Rowe | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Jayden Nelson | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
 
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