Hart announces preliminary roster for Cyprus

Canada’s men’s national team has announced its roster for the international friendly match against Cyprus. The two sides meet this 30 May 2009 in Larnaca, Cyprus.



“This is a good opportunity to see some players we have not seen before,” says men’s national head coach Stephen Hart. “If they prove themselves well, they might get the call (for the CONCACAF Gold Cup).”

Canada’s men’s national team has announced its roster for the international friendly match against Cyprus. The two sides meet this 30 May 2009 in Larnaca, Cyprus.



“This is a good opportunity to see some players we have not seen before,” says men’s national head coach Stephen Hart. “If they prove themselves well, they might get the call (for the CONCACAF Gold Cup).”



Mr. Hart’s initial list includes 17 players, two of which are subject to their club competition this coming weekend (Marcel de Jong with Roda JC in Netherlands and Paul Stalteri with Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany). If available, Stalteri would be the most experienced player in camp (73 international appearances). Richard Hastings (53) and Kevin McKenna (38) are the next two in terms of experience.



Tosaint Ricketts is a first-time call-up to the national team. Ricketts was a scoring star at the U-20 level during the 2007 campaign. Along with Ricketts, Simeon Jackson has also yet to make his first appearance with the national team.



All but one of the 17 players invited to this particular camp play professionally in Europe. As the match does not fall on a FIFA calendar date, some players were unavailable because of club commitments. Should Stalteri or de Jong not be available, further players will be announced.



Canada is currently preparing for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup competition. Canada opens the 2009 competition against Jamaica on 3 July before flying to Columbus to face El Salvador on 7 July and then to Miami to face Costa Rica on 10 July.





1- G- Lars Hirschfeld | ROM / CFR Cluj

18- G- Kenny Stamatopoulos | NOR / FC Lyn Oslo

(on loan from / emprunt de Tromsø I.L.)

2- D/M- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / TSV 1860 München

3- D/M- Chris Pozniak | SCO / Dundee FC

4- D- Adrian Cann | DEN / Esbjerg fB

5- D- Kevin McKenna | GER / 1. FC Köln

6- M- Julian de Guzman | ESP / Deportivo La Coruna

7- D/M- Paul Stalteri | GER / Borussia Mönchengladbach

8- M- Tyler Hemming | USA / Charleston Battery

10- F- Tosaint Ricketts | FIN / Myllykosken Pallo –47

11- D- Richard Hastings | SCO / Inverness CT

12- M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | DEN / FC Nordsjælland

13- M- Jaime Peters | ENG / Ipswich Town FC

14- M- Marcel de Jong | NED / Roda JC

15- M- Josh Simpson | GER / FC Kaiserslautern

16- F- Andrzej Ornoch | DEN / Esbjerg fB

17- F- Simeon Jackson | ENG / Gillingham FC



Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Stephen Hart

Assistant Coach / Entraîneur-adjoint : Tony Fonseca

Goalkeeper Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Paul Dolan

Video Coordinator / Coordinateur de vidéo : Vic Mendes

Manager / Gérant : Morgan Quarry

Equipment Manager / Gérant des équipements : Mike Moretto

Doctor / Docteur : Dr. Michael Campbell

Massage Therapist / Massothérapeute : Garret Kusch

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Dave Foley

Head of Delegation / Chef de la délégation : Victor Montagliani

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