Canada finalizes roster for Gold Cup, announces friendly
Posted on 27 June 2013 in Men's National Team
Canada has announced its 23-man roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup – with action at the tournament set to begin on 7 July.
Following up on Tuesday’s announcement of a 22-man roster for the team’s pre-tournament training camp in Oxnard, CA – Canada has added defender Nana Attakora to the roster to round out its 23-player submission of eligible players for the Gold Cup.
Canada had also announced that it will take on Ventura County Fusion SC in a pre-tournament friendly at 16.00 local (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT) on 2 July in Oxnard.
The Men’s National Team will kick-off the Gold Cup on 7 July against Martinique in Pasadena, CA; will then travel to Seattle, WA for an 11 July fixture against Mexico; and will then close-out the group stage with a match against Panama in Denver, CO on 14 July.
The top two teams from each group; as well as the two highest-seeded third-place finishers will advance to the knock-out stages.
The team is in the midst of a 10-day training camp in Oxnard ahead of the beginning of the tournament.
Canada won the Gold Cup in 2000 and has since succeeded in making it to the tournament semi-finals on two other occasions (2002, 2007); and made it to the quarter-finals in 2009.
All of Canada's matches at the tournament will be broadcast on Sportsnet World. CanadaSoccerTV will also be on-site at all venues providing additional coverage.
CANADA (position | name | current club)
GK- Milan Borjan | TUR / Sivasspor
GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
GK- Simon Thomas | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
D- Nana Attakora | USA / San Jose Earthquakes
D- Marcel de Jong | GER / FC Augsburg
D- David Edgar | ENG / Burnley FC
D- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
D- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
D- Adam Straith | Unattached / sans club
D/M- Nik Ledgerwood | SWE / Hammarby Fotboll
M- Keven Aleman | ESP / Real Valladolid
M- Kyle Bekker | CAN / Toronto FC
M - Julian de Guzman | Unattached / sans club
M- Will Johnson | USA / Portland Timbers
M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | CYP / Alki Larnaca
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / C.D. Santa Clara
M- Samuel Piette | GER / Fortuna Düsseldorf
M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M/F- Randy Edwini-Bonsu | Unattached / sans club
F- Marcus Haber | ENG / Stevenage FC
F- Simeon Jackson | Unattached / sans club
F- Tosaint Ricketts | NOR / Sandnes Ulf
- As per the rules for the 2013 edition of the Gold Cup – teams that make it to the quarter-finals will have the opportunity to replace up to four players on the roster ahead of the knock-out stages.
- Detailed listing of Canada MNT's 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster