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Kyle Porter and Nana Attakora called-up to the Canadian national team

With Bill Hamid and Eddie Johnson off with the USMNT, Kyle Porter and Nana Attakora have decided to go and join the CanMNT.


Today, D.C. United announced that midfielder Kyle Porter and defender Nana Attakora have been called into camp for the Canadian men's national team, which will be held from January 12 through January 22 in Sunrise, Florida. Porter has been a recent addition to Canada's national team; he has earned six caps for them, all of which have come in 2013. Attakora, on the other hand, has been a part of the youth Canadian national teams for a long time, and earned his first senior cap in 2010.

This Canadian team is a surprisingly young team, and it includes both Academy players from the Vancouver Whitecaps, Montreal Impact, and Toronto FC, as well as players who are still in college. With their experience on an MLS level, I would assume that Attakora and Porter will be asked to take a leadership role in this camp; if you exclude the goalkeepers, Attakora is the second oldest player in this camp. There are no announced friendlies yet, so any international event seems unlikely. You can find below the full roster, with ages (that I had to compile).

Position Name Team Age
GK Lars Hirschfeld Valerenga Fotball 35
GK Kenny Stamatopoulos A.I.K. 34
GK Maxime Crépeau Impact de Montréal 19
D Ashtone Morgan Toronto FC 22
D Luca Gasparotto Rangers FC 18
D Nana Attakora D.C. United 24
D Doneil Henry Toronto FC 20
D Jackson Farmer Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency 18
D Karl Ouimette Impact de Montréal 21
D Andres Fresenga Ottawa Fury FC 21
D Samuel Adekugbe Vancouver Whitecaps FC 18
D Elias Roubos Toronto FC Academy 17
M Kyle Bekker Toronto FC 23
M Kianz Froese Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency 17
M Manuel Aparicio Toronto FC 18
M Adam Straith Wehen Wiesbaden 23
M Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé Académie Impact de Montréal 18
M Ben Fisk Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 20
F Kyle Porter D.C. United 23
F Frank Jonke FC Edmonton 28
F Jordan Hamilton Toronto FC 17
F Cyle Larin University of Connecticut 18