New Canadian head coach Benito Floro and the recently selected 33-man squad began the Men’s National Team camp today in Valencia, Spain.
The camp, which runs until Sept 11, features two International Friendlies on Sept. 8 and Sept. 10 against Mauritania.
The bonding session will be an important first step in devising a fresh tactical plan and relationship with the players.
Floro has gone with a blend of youth and experience for the camp with many regulars from Canada’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and CONCACAF Gold Cup campaigns returning to the fold and he’s added three players who’ve earned their first shots at making the Men’s National Team.
Domestic players Samuel Adekugbe (D/Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Jackson Farmer (D/Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency) and Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé (M/Académie Impact Montréal) will all be taking part in their inaugural camps with the senior Canadian team after performing at various levels of the youth national team setup.
DeWayne De Rosario is the most experienced player on the squad with 73 caps under his belt.