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Canada names pair of rosters for upcoming internationals

Canada has named a large squad for their first camp under Benito Floro which will take place in Spain and include a pair of friendlies against Mauritania. They also named the Under-21 roster for Francophone Games which take place in France this September.

DeRo and TFC will be back in Canadian red
DeRo and TFC will be back in Canadian red
Canadian Soccer Association

The Canadian men's soccer teams are set for a busy September with events at a number of different levels.  The senior team will get their first chance to impress new Head Coach Benito Floro when they gather in Spain from the 1st until the 11th of September.  That camp will feature a pair of friendlies against Mauritania which will take place on the 8th and the 10th.

Floro is set to use his first camp with the squad to take a closer look at a large number of players.  He called in 33 different players for the camp which is a large number and includes a good mixture of core players from the last World Cup cycle and players who will be looking to play a role with the program for years to come.

It is a bit of a surprise to see some of Canada's more veteran players getting the call for this camp.  Dwayne De Rosario is back with the team and will be the most experienced player in the camp.  He is not the only surprise return to the squad as Floro also included Terry Dunfield despite the player not playing in recent months and being without a club.

The more exciting part of the roster is the young players and the new faces.  There are three new faces in the squad as Samuel Adekugbe (the Vancouver Whitecaps most recent Home Grown signing), Jackson Farmer, and Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé will all be attending their first camp with the senior team.

There is plenty of reasons to be excited about this roster for Toronto FC fans as Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan, Kyle Bekker, and Jonathan Osorio all made the roster.  That group of four have been regular faces with Canada this year which is good news for TFC fans who will be hoping they all continue to develop.

The Under-21 roster is heading off to the Francophone Games in Nice, France this September.  The event runs from the 3rd until the 15th and will see the Canadian squad take on Cameroon, France, Rwanda, and Congo in the group stage.

It is an interesting group for Canada as other than France the other nations present relative unknowns and will likely be very unpredictable making it difficult for Phillip Dos Santos and his coaching staff to plan for each game.  The roster for the event is made up of names who are familiar to Canadian fans since most of them have been regulars in the youth ranks over recent years.

With this tournament being a step towards the next Olympic qualifying cycle at the under-23 level these players will be looking to impress.  Most of these players took part in the CONCACAF U-20 Championships earlier this year so this squad is the next step for them.

The good news for Canadian fans is that when you look down the list of players named to the squad they are attached to good clubs for the most part and are in professional environments.  Other than the two players without clubs the rest of the squad are in positions to continue developing and hopefully have a future with the senior team.

Toronto FC academy is represented by one player on the roster as Michael Krzeminski is listed as being connected to the club.  We reached out the club for more information about when he joined them as last we heard he was still with Slask Wroclaw in Poland along with a number of other young Canadians.

It should be an exciting fall for Canadian fans as it all builds up to the Under-17 World Cup which kicks off in October.

GK- Milan Borjan | TUR / Sivasspor
GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
GK- Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK Fotbol
D- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
D- Dejan Jaković | USA / D.C. United
D- Adam Straith | GER / Wehen Wiesbaden
D- Marcel de Jong | GER / FC Augsburg
D- Samuel Adekugbe | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
D- David Edgar | ENG / Burnley FC
D- Jackson Farmer | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Andrés Fresenga | URU / Racing Club de Montevideo
D- André Hainault | GER / VfR Aalen
D- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
D/M- Nik Ledgerwood | SWE / Hammarby Fotboll
M- Keven Aleman | ESP / Real Valladolid
M- Kyle Bekker | CAN / Toronto FC
M - Julian de Guzman | GRE / Skoda Xanthi
M - Terry Dunfield | Unattached / sans club
M- Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Besiktas
M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | CYP / AEK Larnaca FC
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / C.D. Santa Clara
M- Samuel Piette | GER / Fortuna Düsseldorf
M/F- Dwayne De Rosario | USA / D.C. United
M/F- Stefan Cebara | Unattached / sans club
M/F- Daniel Haber | CYP / Apollon Limassol
M/F - Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Marcus Haber | ENG / Stevenage FC
F- Iain Hume | ENG / Preston North End
F- Simeon Jackson | GER / Eintracht Braunschweig
F- Kyle Porter | USA / D.C. United
F- Tosaint Ricketts | NOR / Sandnes Ulf

CANADA Under-21
GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Impact Montréal
GK- Ricky Gomes | POR / Uniao de Montemor
D- Jon Dollery | Unattached / sans club
D- Manjrekar James | HUN / PMFC-MATIAS
D- Michael Krzeminski | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Dominique Morin | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
D- Tyler Pasher | FIN / PS Kemi Kings
D- Daniel Stanese | GER / FC Nürnberg Reserve
D- Allan Zebie | Unattached / sans club
M - Bryce Alderson | USA / Charleston Battery on loan from CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Mauro Eustáquio | POR / SC Pombal
M- Ben Fisk | USA / Charleston Battery on loan from CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Patrick Majcher | POL / WKS Slask Wroclaw
M- Zakaria Messoudi | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Patryck Misik| POL / WKS Slask Wroclaw
M- Anthony Osorio | URU / Club Nacional
M/F- Alessandro Riggi | ROM / Cluj
M/F- Yassin Essa | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
F- Caleb Clarke | GER / FC Augsburg on loan from CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Stefan Vukovic | SVK / FC ŠTK 1914 Šamorín