Pio Makes A Bid For Canada’s U-20 Squad

Noah Pio is seen in action earlier in League 1 Ontario play at McHugh Soccer Complex.
Photo By Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor’s own Noah Pio is one of just 25 League 1 Ontario players who have been selected by Canada Soccer for a four-day identification camp leading up to a national Under 20 training camp in September. The Windsor Stars standout, and member of the Windsor Lancers OUA squad, was tapped to join is peers after his brilliant play throughout this summer.

The identification camp concluded yesterday and now U-20 coach Rob Gale has his work cut out for him in deciding which players will stay on for the main workout.

The final squad selected will participate in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea in 2017.

Pio hopes he has turned enough heads to be selected to move into the KIA Training Ground the first week of September.

(An earlier version of this story included an image of Noah Pio’s brother, Mike Pio. Windsor Square Sports regrets any inconvenience this may have caused.)


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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata