Grande Sports World Welcomes Canadian Men’s Olympic U23 National Team

Canada holds Olympic camp in Arizona
Canada’s men’s U-23 / Olympic team will hold a 10-day training camp this 13-22 January in Phoenix, AZ. Coach Tony Fonseca has selected 20 players for the camp featuring players born 1989 or later.

‘We are looking forward to seeing our players for the first time this year,’ said coach Tony Fonseca.

Coach Fonseca’s roster features five new players taking part in their first U-23 camp. Those five new faces are Kyle Bekker of Boston College, Carl Haworth of FC London, Evan James of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Adam Janssen of Long Island University, and Babayele Sodade of University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Because of the time of year, only two players called to this camp comes from a European club (Michal Misiewicz and Fabrice Lassonde). Six of the 20 players are tied to clubs in Canada (plus two that are unattached) while eight players are tied to clubs in USA.

Of the 20 players, three of them also have experience with the national ‘A’ team. Those three are Nana Attakora, Randy Edwini-Bonsu and Eddy Sidra.

Canada’s men’s U-23 / Olympic camp features players born 1989 or later. The team is making early preparations for next year’s 2012 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament. Already since the start of 2010, coach Fonseca’s program has featured 36 players in three projects.

GK- Adam Janssen | USA / Long Island University | Toronto, ON, CAN
GK- Michal Misiewicz | POL / Polonia Bytom | Calgary, AB, CAN
D- Nana Attakora | CAN / Toronto FC | Toronto, ON, CAN
D- Sean Hart | USA / Schulz Academy | Toronto, ON, CAN
D – Fabrice Lassonde | GER / FC Ingolstadt 04 | Mont-St-Grégoire, QC
D- Eddy Sidra | | Edmonton, AB, CAN
D- Curtis Ushedo | USA / University of Alabama-Birmingham | Mississauga, ON, CAN
M- Kyle Bekker | USA / Boston College | Oakville, ON, CAN
M- Philippe Davies | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Longueuil, QC, CAN
M- Derek Gaudet | | Bayside, NS, CAN
M- Michael Pereira | USA / Providence College | London, ON, CAN
M- Cesar Santamaria | SLV / CD Municipal | Regina, SK, CAN
F- Reda Agourram | CAN / Impact Montréal | Montréal, QC, CAN
F- Randy Edwini-Bonsu | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Edmonton, AB, CAN
F- Sherif El-Masri | SIN / Home United FC | Scarborough, ON, CAN
F- Carl Haworth | CAN / FC London | Barrie, ON, CAN
F- Evan James | USA / University of North Carolina at Charlotte | Mississauga, ON, CAN
F- Kyle Porter | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC | Mississauga, ON, CAN
F- Dane Roberts | USA / Furman University | Ajax, ON, CAN
F- Babayele Sodade | USA / University of Alabama-Birmingham | Windsor, ON, CAN

Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Tony Fonseca
Goalkeer Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Paul Dolan
Video Coordinator / Vidéaste : Victor Mendes
Equipment Assistant / Adjoint de l’équipement : Burns Jennings
Doctor / Docteur : Dr. John Philpott
Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : David Blatz
Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Paul Fenwick
MNT Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef de l’ENM : Stephen Hart