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Making the cut: List of trialists in Toronto to advance to Day 2 of the Open Trials

Day 1 of the Canadian Premier League’s #GotGame Open Trials in Toronto has come to an end, with former Canadian international striker Alex Bunbury leading the tryouts at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan. Now, only 60 of the more than 220 participants will be invited back for Day 2 of the Toronto trials, to play in full-fielded 11-v-11 matches.

Like Montreal, Toronto is considered one of the major hotbeds of soccer talent in Canada, a fact that was on full display on Day 1, but should be even more evident on Day 2, according to Bunbury.

“The first day is usually the most difficult day, especially when you have quality players playing with some players who are not quite up to their level,” Bunbury told CanPL.ca. “What we’ve done in the past with Halifax, Montreal and Hamilton, the cream rises to the top, and on the second day, that’s when we get to see a higher level of play. That’s what we’re seeing right now – there are some really good players here, and there are some players that are not quite ready yet and are mixed up with the players who can play. We’ll see a high level of play tomorrow though, for sure.”

He added: “In Quebec, you had some individual brilliance but in Hamilton, you saw consistent team play in the games. So what do you look for? That’s dependant on the individual coach as well. What does he prefer? A team player, or a player that can have all the flair?”

Whether solo stars or team-oriented talents, only 60 trialists will return on Day 2 of the Open Trials in Toronto – who might those trialists be? Here’s the first cut list:


Sunny Dhaliwal Goalkeeper
Spiro Koskinas Goalkeeper
Baj Maan Goalkeeper
Carter Osborne Goalkeeper
Senad Poracanin Goalkeeper
Morad Al-Muhandes Defender
Michael Caccavo Defender
Aron Carlos Defender
Carmine Fiore Defender
Pierre Gomez Defender
Marcus Holmes Defender
Elijah Hosein Defender
Abdullah Masud Defender
Taejon Mikle Defender
Anthony Peticca Defender
Drew Ramsay Defender
Jacob Rodrigues Defender
Lorenc Sharko Defender
Holden Smith Defender
Yong-Chan Son Defender
Lucas Sterling Defender
De Vante Walker Defender
Daniel Whyte Defender
Alfred Hess Defender
Peter Accardi Midfielder
Ian Blugh Midfielder
Boris Gujardo Midfielder
Jonathan D’Aguilar Midfielder
La’el Daniel Midfielder
Emilio Estevez Midfielder
Duwayne Ewart Midfielder
Maximilian Ferrari Midfielder
Giovanni Folino Midfielder
Julian graca Midfielder
Mohamed Hassen Midfielder
Ehsan Hirji Midfielder
Kevin Lazo Midfielder
Tristyn Lee Midfielder
Ismael Longo Midfielder
Abdoul Madaraka Midfielder
Victor Munoz Midfielder
Andrea Nguionza Midfielder
Thomas Nykl Midfielder
Konata Mannings Midfielder
Mohammed Mohammed Midfielder
Junior Abya Forward
Jordan Carey Forward
SamIr Oshin Forward
Gonzalo Cabrera Forward
Luca DiMarco Forward
Marvelous Drumps Forward
Milan Gandesha Forward
Ismaila Jagana Forward
Elijah Larin Forward
Nico Ossa-Williams Forward
Basel Rashrash Forward
Jesse Tavener Forward
Gavean Valdez Forward
Julian Wade Forward
Ardit Xhameni Forward

In the video (above), CanPL.ca’s Managing Editor Kurt Larson talks to Pacific FC head coach Michael Silberbauer about the #GotGame Open Trials in Toronto. You can follow Kurt throughout the trials by adding “CPLsoccer” on Snapchat.


The CPL’s #GotGame trials continue in Toronto on Friday before making stops in Winnipeg (Oct. 18-19), Calgary (Oct. 25-26) and Vancouver Island (Nov. 5-6). Think you’ve #GotGame? Register at CanPL.ca/GotGame.

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