Jaković added to Canadian lineup

D.C. United defender completes Canada’s 23-player roster

Canada has announced that it has added defender Dejan Jaković to its preliminary roster in advance of its 2012 Centennial Match and FIFA World Cup Qualifiers this June. The Jaković addition completes Hart’s preparatory player list of 23 players.

Canada faces USA at home on 3 June in Toronto in a Centennial Match (a Men’s International Friendly), Cuba away on 8 June in Havana in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, and Honduras at home on 12 June in Toronto in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Tickets to Canada’s 2012 home matches are available via ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1.855.570.7500, with full information available on CanadaSoccer.com. Group discounts are available via marketing@soccercan.ca or 613.237.7678.

From the goal out, Canada’s squad features goalkeepers Milan Borjan, Lars Hirschfeld and Kenny Stamatopoulos, defenders David Edgar, André Hainault, Dejan Jaković, Ante Jazić, Mike Klukowski, Nik Ledgerwood, Kevin McKenna, and Ashtone Morgan, and midfielders/forwards Julian de Guzman, Dwayne De Rosario, Iain Hume, Atiba Hutchinson, Simeon Jackson, Will Johnson, Issey Nakajima-Farran, Olivier Occean, Pedro Pacheco, Samuel Piette, Tosaint Ricketts and Josh Simpson.

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CANADA
1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
2- D- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / SV Wehen Wiesbaden
3- FB- Mike Klukowski | TUR / Manisaspor
4- CB- Kevin McKenna | GER / FC Köln
5- D – André Hainault | USA / Houston Dynamo
6- M – Julian de Guzman | CAN / Toronto FC
7- F- Iain Hume | ENG / Preston North End FC
8- M – Will Johnson | USA / Real Salt Lake
9- F- Tosaint Ricketts | ROM / FC Politehnica Timişoara
10- F- Simeon Jackson | ENG / Norwich City FC
11- M- Josh Simpson | SUI / Berner Sport Club Young Boys
12- CB- Dejan Jaković | USA / DC United
13- M- Atiba Hutchinson | NED / PSV Eindhoven
14- M – Dwayne De Rosario | USA / D.C. United
15- CB- David Edgar | ENG / Burnley FC
16- M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / CD Santa Clara
17- F- Olivier Occean | GER / SpVgg Greuther Fürth
18- GK- Milan Borjan | TUR / Sivasspor
19- LB- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
20- M- Samuel Piette | Unattached / sans club
21- D – Ante Jazić | USA / Chivas USA
22- GK- Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK Fotbol
23- M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | AUS / Brisbane Roar FC

CANADA A-Z
Borjan, Milan | 1987 | Hamilton, ON, CAN | Radnicki JP
de Guzman, Julian | 1981 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Wexford
De Rosario, Dwayne | 1978 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Scarborough Blizzard
Edgar, David | 1987 | Kitchener, ON, CAN |
Hainault, André | 1986 | Hudson, QC, CAN |
Hirschfeld, Lars | 1978 | Edmonton, AB, CAN |
Hume, Iain | 1983 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Rexdale
Hutchinson, Atiba | 1983 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton
Jackson, Simeon | 1987 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Clarkson
Jaković, Dejan | 1985 | Etobicoke, ON, CAN |
Jazić, Ante | 1976 | Bedford, NS, CAN | Bedford Hearts
Johnson, Will | 1987 | Toronto, ON, CAN & Chicago, IL, USA |
Klukowski, Mike | 1981 | Oshawa, ON, CAN | Whitby Boca Juniors
Ledgerwood, Nik | 1985 | Lethbridge, AB, CAN | Lethbridge Cosmos
McKenna, Kevin | 1980 | Calgary, AB, CAN | Calgary
Morgan, Ashtone | 1991 | Toronto, ON, CAN | West End United
Nakajima-Farran, Issey | 1984 | Calgary, AB, CAN |
Occean, Olivier | 1981 | Brossard, QC, CAN | Brossard
Pacheco, Pedro | 1984 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Santa Clara
Piette, Samuel | 1994 | Le Gardeur, QC, CAN | Lionceaux de le Gardeur
Ricketts, Tosaint | 1987 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Edmonton Juventus
Simpson, Josh | 1983 | Victoria, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club
Stamatopoulos, Kenny | 1979 | Markham, ON, CAN | Markham Lightning

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