"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.