[CANADA UNDER-17 MEN] For the first time, Canada is going to the Under-17 World Cup, and the USA isn't. Canada, which finished third at the 2013 Concacaf Under-17 Championship, named 24 players who will head to the United Arab Emirates for a training camp beginning Saturday before Coach Sean Fleming must cut his squad down to 21 players. Eleven players are on MLS academies, including Eric Daviesat FC Dallas.
In group play, Canada will take on Austria (Oct 19), Iran (Oct. 22) and Argentina (Oct. 25).
GOALKEEPERS:Marco Carducci (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency), Christian Kaiswatum (FC Edmonton Academy), Daniel Milton (Blackpool/England)
DEFENDERS:Alex Comsia (Stade Lavallois/France), Mathieu Laurent (Mississauga), Elias Roubos (Toronto FC Academy), Kevon Black (Toronto FC Academy), Eric Davies (FC Dallas Academy), Aron Mkungilwa (Montreal Impact Academy)
MIDFIELDERS: Hanson Boakai (FC Edmonton), Adam Bouchard (Defensor Sporting Club/Uruguay), Marco Bustos (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency), Mikael Cantave (Union Sportive de la Jeanne/France), Matthew Chow (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency), Marco-Leonel Dominguez (Braves d’Ahuntsic U-16), Kianz Gonzales-Froese (Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency), Jose Lopez (FC Edmonton Reserves), Ali Musse (WSA North Stars), Derick Sequeira (Toronto FC Academy), Nevello Yoseke (Montreal Impact Academy)
STRIKERS:Andrew Gordon (Woodbridge Strikers), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC Academy), El Mehdi Ibn Brahim (Braves d’Ahuntsic)