USL 20 Under 20 selections Shaan Hundal of Toronto FC II and Kadin Chung of Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 lead a group of eight players with USL experience named to the Canada U20 National Team that will play a pair of games in Honduras later this month as the side prepares for the 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship early next year.
Hundal, who earned the No. 13 berth on the ranking of the top young players in the USL this summer, earns his first call-up to the U20 National Team after recording six goals and one assists for TFC II this past season. Hundal is is one of three 17-year-olds named in the squad, alongside FC Montreal standout and recent Montreal Impact Homegrown Player signing Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, who notched five goals and five assists this season in the USL.
Chung, who was ranked No. 18 in the 20 Under 20, had a strong first full season for WFC2 as the side reached the USL Cup Playoffs for the first time in its history. The fullback recorded two assists in 19 appearances for Vancouver, as his 1,574 minutes of action placed the 18-year-old sixth on the squad.
Hundal’s Toronto FC II teammates Luca Uccello and Liam Fraser were also named in the squad, as was FC Montreal’s David Choniere – who this summer became the first player from the side to be signed as a Homegrown Player by the Impact – and Thomas Meilleur-Giguere. Former Toronto FC II player Gabriel Boakye was also named to the squad.
Canada will face Honduras in a pair of games in Tegucigalpa on November 12 and 14 to complete a 10-day camp that begins on Sunday.