Habibullah and 'Caps star as Canada reach knockout stage of Concacaf U-17s

Canada defeated Barbados 4-0 on Monday to qualify for the knockout stages of the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship.

Whitecaps FC Development Squad midfielder Kam Habibullah starred with a goal and two assists, bringing his total to two goals and four assists in just two matches played. 'Caps first team midfielder Simon Colyn, who again served as team captain, also got in on the scoring, sending in a free kick that resulted in the second goal, while Whitecaps FC Academy right back Deylen Vellios assisted on Habibullah's goal.

Also starting the match was Whitecaps FC Development Squad midfielder Damiano Pecile and Academy centre back Gianfranco Facchineri, who wore the armband in the opening match and took over as captain following Colyn's exit. 

With a second place finish in Group F, Canada will now play Group H third-placed Curaçao in the Round of 16 at 12 p.m. PT on Thursday, May 9.