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Canada calls four FC Edmonton players to upcoming senior, U-23 international rosters

Captain Nik Ledgerwood, midfielder Ben Fisk and defender Adam Straith earn call-ups to the Canadian Men's National Team and defender Marko Aleksic selected to the Men's U-23 Team.
Canadian Soccer Association | Mar 18, 2017

FC Edmonton will have a large representation playing in the upcoming FIFA window for Canada with captain Nik Ledgerwood, midfielder Ben Fisk and defender Adam Straith earning call-ups to the Canadian Men's National Team and defender Marko Aleksic selected to the Men's U-23 Team.

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The two squads will represent Canada on separate continents during the FIFA window for international matches. The Men's National Team will face Scotland in an away Men's International Friendly on 22 March in Edinburgh while the Men's U-23 Team, featuring players born 1994 or later, will compete in a three-nation international tournament against Uzbekistan (25 March) and Qatar (28 March).

Ledgerwood, Fisk, Straith and Aleksic are currently wrapping up a pre-season tour of Manchester, where FC Edmonton has faced Wigan Reserves, Burnley U-23's, Newcastle United U-23's before a Stoke City U-23 clash this upcoming Tuesday. Canada's 18-man squad predominantly features players from European-based clubs who will break during the March window.

Among the most experienced players called into the squad are Ledgerwood and Straith, both with 40 or more international matches at the "A" level. The squad also features some youth, with eight players aged 24 or younger.

Canada Soccer's Men's National Team Program is currently preparing for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which runs 7 to 26 July across 13 venues in USA. Taking place every two years, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is the official national team championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers from across the region, the Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship, and culture.

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CANADA
1- GK- Simon Thomas | NOR / FK Bodø/Glimt
2- FB- Nik Ledgerwood | CAN / FC Edmonton
3- CB- Manjrekar James | HUN / Vasas Budapest
4- CB- Wandrille Lefèvre | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
5- CB- Luca Gasparotto | SCO / Falkirk FC
6- DM- Samuel Piette | ESP / CD Izarra
7- F- David Junior Hoilett | WAL / Cardiff City FC
8- M- Charlie Trafford | POL / Sandecja Nowy Sącz
9- M- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
10- F- Simeon Jackson | ENG / Walsall FC
11- F- Marcus Haber | SCO / Dundee FC
12- M- Fraser Aird | SCO / Falkirk FC
13- M- Ben Fisk | CAN / FC Edmonton
14- M- La’Vere Corbin-Ong | GER / FSV Frankfurt
15- M- Adam Straith | CAN / FC Edmonton
16- M- Scott Arfield | ENG / Burnley FC
17- FB- Maxim Tissot | USA / DC United
18- GK- Jayson Leutwiler | ENG / Shrewsbury Town FC

CANADA U-23
1- GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
2- FB- Kadin Chung | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
3- CB- Amer Didic | USA / Swope Park Rangers
4- CB- Marko Aleksic | CAN / FC Edmonton
5- CB- Kosovar Sadiki | ENG / Stoke City U-23
6- M- Jordan Schweitzer | USA / Orlando City B
7- M- Manuel Aparicio | ESP / SD Ordes
8- M- Juan Córdova | CHI / CD Unión San Felipe
9- F- Jordan Hamilton | CAN / Toronto FC
10- F- Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
11- F- Keven Aleman | CRC / CD Saprissa
12- M- Caniggia Elva | GER / Stuttgart II
13- CM- Louis Béland-Goyette | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
14- M- Patryk Misik | ESP / SD Ordes
15- M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / Louisville City FC
16- M- Kwame Awuah | CAN / New York City FC
17- F- Mark Gonzalez | USA / Swope Park Rangers
18- GK- Marco Carducci | Unattached

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