DURHAM, N.C.—Incoming Duke University men’s soccer freshman Brody Huitema is missing the early part of preseason to don the jersey for the Canada Men’s U-18 Team at the 2013 COTIF U-20 Tournament in l’Alcúdia, Spain from Aug. 11-21. Huitema netted the lone goal in the opening win for Canada.
A top striker in the Canadian youth program, Huitema was a standout for the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy squad. He tallied 30 goals in 29 games for the US Soccer Development Academy squad. He helped the Whitecaps win the Northwest Division to earn a spot in the USSDA Finals Week where they took sixth of eight teams.
In the opener against Japan, Huitema was the hero for Canada as he netted a goal in the 43rd minute to lead the squad to the 1-0 win. Canada played with just 10 men for nearly the full 90 after a defender was issued a red card in the fourth minute.
Canada plays Argentina in the second game of the COTIF Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. (ET).
CANADA’s Men’s U-18 Team, 2013 COTIF U-20 Tournament
GK- Joseph Melong | USA / Shattuck-St. Mary’s
GK- Nolan Wirth | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Samuel Adekugbe | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Quinton Duncan | USA / University of Tulsa
D- Jackson Farmer | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Enrique Garcea | BEL / Sporting de Charleroi
D- Brandon John | GER / AUE Erzigberge Reserves
D- Kevin Lafond | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Yacine Ait-Slimane | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Manuel Aparicio | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Louis Béland-Goyette | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Dylan Carreiro | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
M- Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M- Kianz Gonzales-Froese | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
M- Mitch Piraux | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Dylan Sacramento | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- Calum Ferguson | SCO / Inverness Caledonian Thistle
F- Brody Huitema | USA / Duke University
F- Bruno Zebie | CAN / FC Edmonton Academy