TORONTO, Ontario. July 5 (T90) – Canada have begun preparations for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a camp at home in Alliston, ON.
The Canadian Men’s National Team will have five days together just north of Toronto before heading to USA for the confederation championship.
Coach Octavio Zambrano has selected what he calls a “dynamic team” with speed, offensive, and defensive qualities. Following a handful of days in Alliston, the team will continue preparations in Sunrise, FL.
Canada will afterwards play their CONCACAF Gold Cup group matches on July 7 against French Guiana in Harrison, on July 11 against Costa Rica in Houston, and on July 14 against Honduras in Frisco just outside Dallas.
“I’m very excited for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup: it will be my third while some other players it will be their first and they are excited,” said Samuel Piette, who is still only 22 years old.
“We are looking forward to starting the tournament, showing what we can do, and demonstrating that we have a good team.”
Team Canada for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup:
1- GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
2- FB- Fraser Aird | / Unattached
3- CB- Manjrekar James | HUN / Vasas Budapest
4- FB- Samuel Adekugbe | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
5- CB- Dejan Jaković | USA / New York Cosmos
6- M- Samuel Piette | ESP / CD Izarra
7- M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
8- M- Scott Arfield | ENG / Burnley FC
9- F- Lucas Cavallini | URU / CA Peñarol
10- M- David Junior Hoilett | WAL / Cardiff City FC
11- F- Tosaint Ricketts | CAN / Toronto FC
12- M- Alphonso Davies | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
13- M- Raheem Edwards | CAN / Toronto FC
14- M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / Louisville City FC
15- CB- Adam Straith | CAN / FC Edmonton
16- M- Anthony Jackson-Hamel | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
17- FB- Marcel de Jong | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
18- GK- Milan Borjan | POL / MKS Korona Kielce
19- CB- Steven Vitória | POL / Lechia Gdańsk
20- M- Patrice Bernier | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
21- M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
22- GK- Jayson Leutwiler | ENG / Shrewsbury Town FC
23- M- Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
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