Yallop Announces Roster For World Cup Qualifiers Against Honduras and Costa Rica

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named his 18-player roster for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Honduras on September 4 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta (7:00 p.m. MT) and against Costa Rica at Saprissa Stadium in San Jose, CR on September 8 (8:00 p.m. local time).



Yallop has named 13 players from the team which lost 2-0 to Guatemala in the opening game of the semi-final round on August 18. Returning to the squad after missing the Guatemala game due to suspension is midfielder/forward Iain Hume from Tranmere Rovers. Defender Tony Menezes, who has been playing in China with Greentown Hangzhou, has also been selected. Goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld, recently signed by Dundee United, also makes a return to the squad.



Both Tomasz Radzinski and Jason deVos, who missed the Guatemala game due to injury, are called in while Julian de Guzman has recovered quickly from his hamstring injury and is available.



“The next two games are obviously crucial ones and I am looking forward to having the players available for a longer period than we did in Vancouver,” said Yallop. “We are very eager to get going again.”

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named his 18-player roster for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Honduras on September 4 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta (7:00 p.m. MT) and against Costa Rica at Saprissa Stadium in San Jose, CR on September 8 (8:00 p.m. local time).



Yallop has named 13 players from the team which lost 2-0 to Guatemala in the opening game of the semi-final round on August 18. Returning to the squad after missing the Guatemala game due to suspension is midfielder/forward Iain Hume from Tranmere Rovers. Defender Tony Menezes, who has been playing in China with Greentown Hangzhou, has also been selected. Goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld, recently signed by Dundee United, also makes a return to the squad.



Both Tomasz Radzinski and Jason deVos, who missed the Guatemala game due to injury, are called in while Julian de Guzman has recovered quickly from his hamstring injury and is available.



“The next two games are obviously crucial ones and I am looking forward to having the players available for a longer period than we did in Vancouver,” said Yallop. “We are very eager to get going again.”



The Canadians will begin arriving in Edmonton on Monday, August 30th. The team will train at Victoria Soccer Club on Tuesday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m., while training is TBA for Wednesday, September 1. On Thursday the team will hold an open practice at Victoria at 10:30 a.m. On Friday, September 3, the team will practice at Commonwealth Stadium at 11:00 a.m. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff and will be carried on Rogers Sportsnet on Saturday, September 4.



The team will travel to Toronto on September 5 and on to San Jose on September 6. Canada faces Costa Rica on September 8 before returning home on September 9.



Canadian Roster For World Cup Qualifiers vs Honduras and Costa Rica




No. Name Pos Club DOB Caps Goals/Shutouts
1 Pat Onstad GK San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 1/13/68 42 17
22 Lars Hirschfeld GK Dundee United, SPL 10/17/78 16 4
5 Jason deVos D Ipswich Town, English First Division 01/02/74 45 3
7 Paul Stalteri D/M Werder Bremen, German Bundesliga 10/18/77 49 6
3 Ante Jazic D/M FC Kuban, Russian Premier 2/27/76 8 0
8 Daniel Imhof M St. Gallen, Swiss First Division 11/22/77 25 0
15 Atiba Hutchinson M Helsingborg, Swedish Premier 03/08/83 6 0
6 Julian de Guzman M Hannover 96, German Bundesliga 3/25/81 9 0
9 Tomasz Radzinski F Fulham, English Premier 12/14/73 22 7
10 Paul Peschisolido F Derby County, English First Division 5/25/71 52 10
14 Dwayne de Rosario F San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 5/15/78 22 5
4 Mark Watson D Charleston Battery, A-League 09/08/70 73 3
11 Josh Simpson M Millwall, English First Division 5/15/83 2 0
13 Jaime Peters M Unattached 05/04/87 1 0
17 Olivier Occean F Odd Grenland, Norwegian First Division 10/23/81 2 0
12 Adrian Serioux D/M Millwall, English First Division 05/12/79 1 0
16 Iain Hume M Tranmere Rovers, English Second Div. 10/30/83 6 0
2 Tony Menezes D Greentown Hangzhou, Chinese Second 11/24/74 27 0





Staff

Andy SharpettHead of Delegation

Les WilkinsonttHead of Delegation

Frank YallopttHead Coach

Dale MitchellttAssistant Coach

Bryan RosenfeldttGoalkeeper Coach

Morgan QuarryttTeam Manager

Kevin WagnerttEquipment Manager

Dave FoleyttPhysiotherapist

Ed JohnsonttDoctor

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