The 21-man roster is laden with 12 players from Canada's three professional youth academies (Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC and Montreal Impact), but Nanco's invitation is the sole invitee from a Canadian independent soccer Academy and this speaks to the quality of the education he has received through the Toronto-based SIGMA organization. Sigma FC is a member of the Soccer Academy Alliance of Canada (SAAC).
Nanco, a technically sound and dynamic attacking winger, recently returned from training stints in England with Premiership sides Liverpool and Newcastle. He plays with SIGMA's C1 (1995) squad and lives in Brampton.
The U17 national team camp will take place from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3 in Florida and Jamaica. The camp will feature a pair of international matches against the U.S. in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as well as a pair of international matches against Jamaica in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Canada is preparing for the 2011 CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship.