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Canada men's national under-20 soccer team

 

Canada men's national under-20 soccer team

Canada Under-20
Nickname(s) The Canucks
Les Rouges (The Reds)
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Rob Gale
Most caps David Edgar (27)
Top scorer Iain Hume (7)
FIFA code CAN
First international
Nicaragua 1–1 Canada
(Puebla, Mexico; February 20, 1973)
Biggest win
Canada 9–0 Dominican Republic
(Tegucigalpa, Honduras; November 26, 1978)
Biggest defeat

United States 5–0 Canada
(Sunrise, Florida, USA; December 18, 2010)
Niger 6–1 Canada
(Niamey, Niger; December 8, 2005)

Cameroon 5–0 Canada
(Niamey, Niger; December 6, 2005)

Canada U-20 men's national soccer team, also known as Canada Under-20s or Canada U-20s, is a youth club for national soccer in Canada. It plays a large role in the development of Canadian soccer, and is considered to be the feeder team for the Canada men's national soccer team. The team has qualified for eight out of nineteen FIFA U-20 World Cups. Their best result came in 2003 where they reached the quarterfinals.

The team also competes in the CONCACAF U-20 Championship, which they won in 1986 and 1996.

Canada's most significant accomplishments at youth level are winning the CONCACAF U-20 Championship and Francophone Games twice, reaching quarterfinals of the 2003 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and defeating Brazil U-20 2-1 in a friendly on May 19, 2006, at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

Contents

  • Team history 1
    • 1976–1996 1.1
    • 1997–2004 1.2
    • 2005–present 1.3
  • Players 2
    • Current squad 2.1
    • Recent call-ups 2.2
  • Competitive record 3
    • FIFA U-20 World Cup 3.1
    • CONCACAF U-20 Championship 3.2
    • Jeux de la Francophonie 3.3
  • Honours 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Team history

1976–1996

Canada's Under-20 soccer team was created in 1976 as Canada's response to the newly created World youth Championship. The team failed to qualify for the inaugural tournament in 1977 in Tunisia, but they qualified for the following tournament two years later in Japan. They finished last in their group with two points, but they did manage to defeat Portugal 3–1. The next time the team qualified for a World youth Championship was in 1985, in the USSR, again they came last in their group with only one point. In the 1987 WYC in Chile, Canada's Under-20 soccer team put up a good effort scoring four goals, and tying Italy, however they still did not manage to get out of the group stage.

1997–2004

In 1997, after failing to qualify for four World Youth Championships (as the event was known until 2005) in a row, Canada made it past the group stage. The team progressed to the second round ater a 2–1 win against Hungary in which a young Dwayne De Rosario scored a goal. They lost the round of 16 game against Spain 2–0. After missing the tournament in 1999, Canada qualified for Argentina 2001 after winning the qualifying tournament based on home soil in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the finals, they finished last and were eliminated from a group including Brazil, Germany and Iraq.

Canada once again appeared in the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in United Arab Emirates. They qualified to the round of 16 where they blanked Burkina Faso 1–0, and in a rematch against 1997 conquerors Spain, Canada lost in the quarter finals. Iain Hume scored three goals for Canada including a direct free kick against Spain while Atiba Hutchinson was an impressive performer in midfield.

2005–present

At the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championships in the Netherlands, Canada were eliminated in the group stage after tying once and losing twice. One bright side of the tournament was Jaime Peters' and Marcel De Jong's goals.

In the build-up to the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, as the tournament came to be known, Canada's defeated Brazil in the first game of a three game series, winning 2- in front of 14 000+ at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on May 19, 2006. David Edgar and Will Johnson scored and Stephen Lumley made goal-line clearance to preserve Canada's first win over a Brazilian men's team at any level. Canada lost the remaining two matches 3–1. Despite an impressive run in friendlies leading up to the competition, Canada went winless in first round play without scoring a goal on home soil.

Players

Current squad

The following players were named to the roster for the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Nolan Wirth (1995-01-24) January 24, 1995 3 0 Oregon State University
18 1GK Marco Carducci (1996-09-06) September 6, 1996 2 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2 2DF Chris Serban (1995-11-15) November 15, 1995 5 0 Whitecaps FC 2
3 2DF Sam Adekugbe (1995-01-16) January 16, 1995 4 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
5 2DF Luca Gasparotto (1995-08-05) August 5, 1995 4 0 Rangers
4 2DF Alex Comsia (1996-08-01) August 1, 1996 3 0 RC Strasbourg
11 2DF Jordan Haynes (1996-01-17) January 17, 1996 3 0 Whitecaps FC 2
12 2DF Jackson Farmer (1995-05-03) May 3, 1995 2 1 Whitecaps FC 2
15 2DF Brandon John (1995-01-05) January 5, 1995 1 0 Erzgebirge Aue
20 3MF Michael Petrasso (1995-07-09) July 9, 1995 6 1 Queens Park Rangers
10 3MF Marco Bustos (1996-04-22) April 22, 1996 5 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
19 3MF Kianz Froese (1996-04-16) April 16, 1996 4 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
7 3MF Louis Béland-Goyette (1995-09-15) September 15, 1995 4 0 Montreal Impact
8 3MF Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé (1995-03-09) March 9, 1995 4 0 Montreal Impact
13 3MF Hanson Boakai (1996-10-28) October 28, 1996 3 1 FC Edmonton
6 3MF Manny Aparicio (1995-09-17) September 17, 1995 3 0 Toronto FC II
14 3MF Christopher Nanco (1995-02-15) February 15, 1995 2 0 Syracuse University
16 4FW Jordan Hamilton (1996-03-17) March 17, 1996 5 3 Toronto FC II
17 4FW Cyle Larin (1995-04-17) April 17, 1995 5 0 Orlando City
9 4FW Calum Ferguson (1995-02-12) February 12, 1995 3 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Recent call-ups

These players have previously participated in camps during the current U-20 cycle.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Daniel Milton (1996-11-26) November 26, 1996 Thunder Bay Chill
2DF Marko Aleksic (1996-09-10) September 10, 1996 FC Edmonton
2DF Sebastian Cabrera (1995-02-26) February 26, 1995 FC Edmonton Academy
2DF Quinton Duncan (1995-04-19) April 19, 1995 University of Tulsa
2DF Cedric Saint-Cyr (1996-04-10) April 10, 1996 FC Astoria Walldorf
2DF Enrique Garcea University of Winnipeg
2DF Austin Giftopoulos Crossfire Premier
3MF Mitch Piraux (1995-04-18) April 18, 1995 Whitecaps FC 2
3MF Dylan Carreiro (1995-01-20) January 20, 1995 Arbroath
3MF Adam Bouchard (1996-03-12) March 12, 1996 Toronto FC II
3MF Kwame Awuah (1995-12-12) December 12, 1995 Connecticut Huskies
3MF Fraser Aird (1995-02-02) February 2, 1995 Rangers
4FW Brody Huitema (1995-10-31) October 31, 1995 Duke University
4FW Charles Joly FC Montreal
4FW Sadi Jalali (1995-06-06) June 6, 1995 FC Edmonton

Competitive record

FIFA U-20 World Cup

U-20 World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
1977 Did not qualify
1979 Group stage 13th of 16 3 1 0 2 3 5
1981 Did not qualify
1983
1985 Group stage 14th of 16 3 0 1 2 0 7
1987 Group stage 12th of 16 3 0 2 1 4 5
1989 Did not qualify
1991
1993
1995
1997 Round of 16 13th of 24 4 1 1 2 3 5
1999 Did not qualify
2001 Group stage 24th of 24 3 0 0 3 0 9
2003 Quarter-finals 8th of 24 5 2 0 3 4 6
2005 Group stage 21st of 24 3 0 1 2 2 7
2007 Group Stage 24th of 24 3 0 0 3 0 6
2009 Did not qualify
2011
2013
2015
2017 To be determined
Total Quarter-finals 8/20 27 4 5 18 16 50

CONCACAF U-20 Championship

CONCACAF U-20 Championship record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
1962 Did not enter
1964
1970
1973 Fourth place 4th of 6 4 0 1 3 2 6
1974 Quarter-finals 4th of 12 4 3 1 0 13 4
1976 Second round 5th of 15 6 2 1 3 14 13
1978 Runner-up 2nd of 13 7 3 1 3 16 4
1980 Semi-finals 4th of 18 5 2 3 0 6 2
1982 Second round 5th of 12 5 2 1 2 10 8
1984 Runner-up 2nd of 16 8 4 3 1 13 4
1986 Champions 1st of 10 7 6 1 0 23 2
1988 Group stage 6th of 10 4 1 1 2 4 4
1990 Group stage 5th of 12 2 1 1 0 1 0
1992 Third place 3rd of 11 5 3 1 1 12 6
1994 Third place 3rd of 12 6 3 0 3 18 10
1996 Champions 1st of 12 5 4 1 0 10 2
1998 Group stage 6th of 8 3 1 0 2 4 7
2001 Group stage 3rd of 8 3 2 1 0 2 0
2003 Group stage 2nd of 8 3 2 1 0 5 2
2005 Group stage 2nd of 8 3 3 0 0 4 1
2007 Did not enter
2009 Group stage 5th of 8 3 1 0 2 3 3
2011 Quarter-finals 7th of 12 3 1 0 2 2 7
2013 Quarter-finals 6th of 12 3 1 0 2 8 7
2015 Group Stage 9th of 12 5 1 0 4 8 11
Total 2 Titles 21/25 94 46 18 30 178 103

Jeux de la Francophonie

Jeux de la Francophonie record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
1989 Gold medal 1st of 10 4 3 1 0 9 3
1994 Group stage 5th of 9 2 1 0 1 6 5
1997 Gold medal 1st of 10 5 2 2 1 3 2
2001 Quarter-finals 6th of 12 4 1 1 2 4 7
2005 Group stage 12th of 12 3 0 0 3 1 13
2009 Fourth place 4th of 9 4 1 1 2 4 9
2013 Group stage 10th of 14 3 1 0 2 3 7
Total 2 Titles 7/7 25 9 5 11 30 46

Honours

CONCACAF U-20 Championship

Football at the Jeux de la Francophonie

References

External links

  • Canucks Abroad
  • Canadian Soccer Association
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