Canada announces roster for Estonia friendly

Canada’s men’s national team announced the roster today for their international friendly match with Estonia. The Canadian players will start to arrive on Sunday, a few days before their 26 March match on Wednesday in Tallinn. This will be Canada’s senior team’s second international match of the year.



“It has been good to see the that most of our European based players have been getting a game each weekend with their professional clubs during the winter. This International date is a prime opportunity to get them together as a group. We will need to organize ourselves quickly on Monday and Tuesday before facing a very competitive Estonia team on Wednesday evening.”

Canada’s men’s national team announced the roster today for their international friendly match with Estonia. The Canadian players will start to arrive on Sunday, a few days before their 26 March match on Wednesday in Tallinn. This will be Canada’s senior team’s second international match of the year.



“It has been good to see the that most of our European based players have been getting a game each weekend with their professional clubs during the winter. This International date is a prime opportunity to get them together as a group. We will need to organize ourselves quickly on Monday and Tuesday before facing a very competitive Estonia team on Wednesday evening.”



Canada has selected 19 players for this friendly match, almost all of which play professionally in Europe. Dwayne De Rosario of the Houston Dynamo is the only player based in North America making the trip overseas. Paul Stalteri has the most appearances of any Canadian player on this team (62) while Marcel de Jong has the least (one).



Canada will be facing Estonia for the second time in its history. Five years ago, Canada lost a 1:2 friendly match in Tallinn on 29 March 2003. In 2007, Canada posted a record of four wins, three draws and three losses, its best record since 2000.



Mitchell is currently preparing for the upcoming run to the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010. While CONCACAF’s first phase of 2010 World Cup Qualification began in February, Canada will wait until the second phase to play their first two games against Saint Vincent & the Grenadines.



CANADA

1 – G – Lars Hirschfeld – Edmonton, AB – ROM / CFR Cluj

2 – D – Daniel Imhof – Smithers, BC – GER / VfL Bochum

3 – D – Mike Klukowski – Oshawa, ON – BEL / Club Brugge KV

4 – D – André Hainault – Hudson, QC – CZE / Sparta Praha

5 – D – Kevin McKenna – Calgary, AB – GER / 1. FC Köln

6 – M – Julian de Guzman – Scarborough, ON – ESP / Deportivo La Coruna

7 – D/M – Paul Stalteri – Brampton, ON – ENG / Fulham FC

8 – D/M – Marcel deJong – Newmarket, ON – NED / Roda JC

9 – M/F – Tomasz Radzinski – Toronto, ON – GRE / Skoda Xanthi

10 – F – Rob Friend – Kelowna, BC – GER / Borussia Mönchengladbach

11 – D – Richard Hastings – Vancouver, BC – SCO / Inverness CT

12 – M – Issey Nakajima-Farran – Calgary, AB – DEN / FC Nordsjælland

13 – D/M – Atiba Hutchinson – Brampton, ON – DEN / F.C. København

14 – M/F – Dwayne De Rosario – Scarborough, ON – MLS / Houston Dynamo

15 – D/M – Josh Simpson – Victoria, BC – GER / FC Kaiserslautern

16 – F – Ali Gerba – Montréal, QC – GER / FC Ingolstadt

17 – M/F – Iain Hume – Brampton, ON – ENG / Leicester City

20 – M – Patrice Bernier – Brossard, QC – GER / FC Kaiserslautern

22 – G – Kenny Stamatopoulos – Markham, ON – NOR / Tromsø I.L.



Head of Delegation / Tête de délégation : Victor Montagliani

Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Dale Mitchell – Burnaby, BC

Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Stephen Hart

Video coach / Entraîneur video : Vic Mendes

Goakeeping Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Paul Dolan

Manager / Gérant : Morgan Quarry

Equipment manager / Gérant d’équipements : Mike Moretto

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Dave Foley Massage

Therapist / Massothérapeute : Garret Kusch

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