Canada has not participated in the Olympic Games since 1984, when went it advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to Brazil on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw. The Canadians reached the semifinals of the 2012 CONCACAF qualifying competition, but to earn a place at Rio 2016 they will rely on squad composed of 14 players from domestic-based sides and six competing abroad. Head coach Benito Floro, a former Real Madrid manager, is also in charge of the full national team. He has selected a trio of talented youngsters, each of whom scored once at the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship: Jackson Farmer (defender), Michael Petrasso (forward) and Hanson Boakai (forward), who also scored two goals at the 2013 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship.
Player to Track: MF Samuel Piette (Racing de Ferrol/Spain)
Trinidad & Tobago
PPL Park, a state-of-the-art 18,500-seat Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium, serves as home to Philadelphia Union. Since opening its doors on June 27, 2010, it has hosted numerous events for multiple sports. In October 2014, the CONCACAF Women’s Championship finals were held there as the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico earned berths to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Two years earlier, the MLS All-Stars squared off against English-power Chelsea before a crowd of 19,236. PPL Park has been recognized on multiple occasions, winning awards from Mid Atlantic Construction Magazine for “Best Sports/Recreation Project of the Year,” the Delaware County Planning Commission for outstanding land projects in the County and the NCS4 Facility Achievement Award that honors venues that excel in safety and security operations.
City: Chester, Pennsylvania
Past Gold Cups:first-time venue
Field Size: 120 x 75