Osieck Announces Gold Cup Roster

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Holger Osieck today announced the 18-man roster which will defend the Gold Cup title at the 2002 Gold Cup in Miami and Pasadena from January 18-February 2.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Holger Osieck today announced the 18-man roster which will defend the Gold Cup title at the 2002 Gold Cup in Miami and Pasadena from January 18-February 2.



The squad will assemble in Ft. Lauderdale on January 13 to begin preparations for Canada’s opening game against Haiti at the Orange Bowl in Miami on January 18 (sportsnet at 9:00 p.m. EST in most regions). Canada’s second and final game of the opening round is against Ecuador (sportsnet at 9:00 p.m. EST in most regions). The quarter-finals will be played in Miami on January 26 with the semi-finals in Pasadena on January 30. The Final will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on February 2.



The roster features two players making their World Cup team debuts in Julian de Guzman and Chris Pozniak. Both competed for Canada at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina. Defender Mark Rogers returns to the squad for the first time since November, 2000. Rogers has become a regular fixture for the Wycombe Wanderers and will join the team following Wycombe’s FA Cup Third Round replay against Fulham at Craven Cottage on January 15.





No.tPlayertPositiontPlace of BirthtD.O.B.tHTtWTtClub tCaps

1tLars HirschfeldtGoalkeepertEdmonton, ABt10/17/78t6’4t190tCalgary Storm t2

3tMark RogerstDefendertVancouver, BCt11/3/77t6’1t180tWycombe Wandererst1

4tTony MenezestDefendertMississauga, ONt11/24/74t6’1t180tBotafogo Sao Paolot21

5tJason deVostDefendertLondon, ONt1/2/74t6’4t205tWigant32

6tJason BenttMidfieldertToronto, ONt3/8/77t5’9t165tPlymouth Argyle t26

7tPaul StalteritMidfieldertEtobicoke, ONt10/18/77t5’11t170tWerder Brement32

8tNick DasovictMidfieldertVancouver, BCt12/5/68t6’1t180tSt. Johnstonet53

10tDavide XausatMidfieldertVancouver, BCt3/10/76t6’0t170tLivingstont26

11tJim BrennantMidfieldertEast York, ONt5/8/77t6’0t170tNottingham Forest t26

13tCarl FletchertDefendertPlymouth, Montserratt12/26/71t5’10t175tRochester Rhinost32

14tDaniel ImhoftMidfieldertWil, Switzerlandt11/22/77t5’10t155tSt. Gallent6

15tRichard HastingstDefendertPrince George, BCt5/18/77t5’11t165tRoss Countyt20

16tJulian de GuzmantForwardtToronto, ONt3/25/81t5’7t150tSaarbrucken t0

17tDwayne de RosariotForwardtScarborough, ONt5/15/78t5’9t160tSan Jose Earthquakest9

18tTam NsaliwatMidfieldertLlongwe, Malawit1/28/82t5’11t165tSaarbruckent3

19tChris PozniaktDefendertNorth York, ONt1/10/81t5’11t165tOrebro t0

20tKevin McKennatDefendertCalgary, ABt1/21/80t6’4t175tHeart of Midlothiant7

23tKenny StamatopoulostGoalkeepertMarkham, ONt8/28/79t6’2t200tKalamatat1





Staff



Angus Barrettt Head of Delegation

Holger OsieckttHead coach

Bruce TwamleyttAssistant coach

Kevin MuldoonttEquipment Manager/Goalkeeping Coach

Dr. Sanjay GuptattTeam Doctor

Greg BaytttPhysiotherapist

Hans Guenter BrunstMassage Therapist

Morgan QuarryttDirector of Communications/World Cup Team Manager

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