• Sunday Oct 13, 2013

    CONCACAF rosters for U-17 World Cup announced

    Panama (left) and Mexico -- two of CONCACAF's four representatives at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the UAE -- battle for possession during the 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship final. (Photo: Mexsport)

     

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Two years ago, Mexico won the FIFA U-17 World Cup at home, defeating Uruguay 2-0 in front of nearly 100,000 fans at the Estadio Azteca.

    The Tricolor gets the opportunity to defend that title, when the 2013 edition of FIFA’s fourth oldest competition opens on October 17 in the United Arab Emirates.

    On Thursday, FIFA released the official list of players for each of the 24 participating teams.  The selections from CONCACAF’s four representatives are below.

    FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP UAE 2013

    CONCACAF Rosters

     

    CANADA
    Head Coach: Sean Fleming

    GOALKEEPERS:  Marco Carducci (Vancouver Whitecaps), Christian Kaiswatum (FC Edmonton), Daniel Milton (Blackpool/England)

    DEFENDERS:  Kevon Black (Toronto FC), Alex Comsia (Stade Lavallois Mayenne/France), Mathieu Laurent (Mississauga), Aron Mkungilwa (Impact de Montreal), Elias Roubos (Toronto FC)

    MIDFIELDERS: Hanson Boakai (FC Edmonton), Marco Bustos (Vancouver Whitecaps), Mikaël Cantave (Union Sportive de la Jeanne d’Arc/France), Matthew Chow (Vancouver Whitecaps), Eric Davies (FC Dallas/USA), Marco-Leonel Dominguez (Braves d'Ahuntsic), Kianz Gonzales-Froese (Vancouver Whitecaps), Jordan Haynes (Vancouver Whitecaps), Jose Lopez (FC Edmonton), Ali Musse (WSA North Stars), Nevello Yoseke (Impact de Montreal)

    FORWARDS: Andrew Gordon (Woodbridge Strikers), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC)

    HONDURAS
    Head Coach: Jose Valladares

    GOALKEEPERS:  Cristian Hernandez (Valle FC), Fernando Cabrera (Real España), Khristian Laines (Deportes Savio)

    DEFENDERS:  Kevin Alvarez (Olimpia), Jose Fiallos (Marathon), Anoal Hernandez (Olimpia), Kenneth Hernandez (Victoria), Alvaro Romero (Real España), Luis Santos (Olimpia)

    MIDFIELDERS: Christopher Alegria (Real España), Isaac Borjas (Municipal Valencia), Rembrandt Flores (Olimpia), Devron Garcia (Victoria), Fredy Medina (Choloma), Steven Ramos (Real España)

    FORWARDS:  Darwin Arita (Real España), Jorge Bodden (Municipal Valencia), Alberth Elis (Olimpia), Kevin Lopez (Motagua), Carlos Palacios (Marathon), Brayan Velasquez (Olimpia)

    MEXICO
    Head Coach: Raul Gutierrez

    GOALKEEPERS:  Raul Gudino (Guadalajara), Edson Resendez (Monterrey), Antonio Torres (Guadalajara)

    DEFENDERS:  Jose Almanza (Pachuca), Francisco Calderon (Pumas), Jose Robles (Pumas), Osvaldo Rodriguez (Pachuca), Pedro Teran (Atlas), Salomon Wbias (Pachuca)

    MIDFIELDERS:  Erick Aguirre (Morelia), John Gonzalez (Club America), Omar Govea (Club America), Erich Hernandez (Guadalajara), Luis Hernandez (Pachuca), Ulises Rivas (Santos), Christian Tovar (Santos)

    FORWARDS:  Alejandro Diaz (Club America), Marco Granados (Guadalajara), Ulises Jaimes (Morelia), Ivan Ochoa (Pachuca), Victor Zuñiga (Cruz Azul)

    PANAMA
    Head Coach:  Jorge Dely Valdes

    GOALKEEPERS:  Jaime De Gracia (Tauro), Roberto Cueto (Tauro), Hermes Ortega (Millenium)

    DEFENDERS:  Luis Alain (Veraguense), Jesus Araya (Tauro), Christopher Bared (Soccer Academy of the Americas/USA), Jomar Diaz (Rio Abajo), Kevin Galvan (Millenium), Felix General (Tauro), Chin Hormechea (Arabe Unido), Luis Pereira (Arabe Unido)

    MIDFIELDERS:  Luis Canate (Arabe Unido), Eliecer Dominguez (Tauro), Vidal Gonzalez (Tauro), Milciades Molina (Millenium), Stiben Santos (Rio Abajo), Werner Wald (Tauro)

    FORWARDS:  Ismael Diaz (Tauro), Moises Gil (no club), Ervin Zorrilla (Tauro), Luis Zuñiga (Rio Abajo)

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