Canada announces roster for upcoming FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers

Canada has announced its 18-man roster for the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers against St. Kitts and Nevis on 11 November in Basseterre, SKN and 15 November at BMO Field in Toronto.

Canada has announced its 18-man roster for the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers against St. Kitts and Nevis on 11 November in Basseterre, SKN and 15 November at BMO Field in Toronto.

Canada needs only one point from its remaining two fixtures in Group D of CONCACAF Round 2 of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying to clinch first place in the pool and secure an entrance into Round 3.

The Canadian coaching staff has elected to make three changes to the squad that took part in the 7:0 win over St. Lucia and the 0:0 draw with Puerto Rico in October.

Nineteen-year-old Matt Stinson has earned his first call-up to the Men’s National Team following a number of impressive performances for Toronto FC.

Should Stinson feature in either of the upcoming games he will be the first teenager to have represented Canada in a FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier since Jaime Peters achieved the feat in 2004.

Veteran midfielder Patrice Bernier has been recalled to the squad following an extended absence due to injury.

Since his return to fitness, Bernier has been logging regular minutes for Llyngby Boldklub in the Danish Superliga.

Canada will hope to enjoy the benefits of familiarity in the upcoming matches as 10 players on the current roster have featured in all three camps during Round 2 of FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying.

Tickets to the 15 November match are available via Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000. Special group rates for the match are also available; please contact marketing@soccercan.ca for details.

Canada

1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
2- FB- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / SV Wehen Wiesbaden
3- FB- Mike Klukowski | TUR / Manisaspor
5- CB- Adam Straith | GER / FC Energie Cottbus
6- M- Julian de Guzman | CAN / Toronto FC
7- M- Matt Stinson | CAN / Toronto 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 | TUR / Manisaspor
12- M- Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault | GER / SC Preußen Münster
13- FB- Ante Jazić | USA / Chivas USA
14- F- Dwayne De Rosario | USA / DC United
15- CB- David Edgar | ENG / Burnley FC
16- F- Olivier Occean | GER / SpVgg Greuther Fürth
17- LB- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
20- M- Patrice Bernier | DEN / Lyngby Boldklub
22- GK- Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK Fotbol

Canada A-Z

Name | Birthyear | Hometown | Active start in soccer
Beaulieu-Bourgault, Jonathan | 1988 | Île Bizard, QC, CAN | Lac St-Louis
Bernier, Patrice | 1979 | Brossard, QC, CAN |
de Guzman, Julian | 1981 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Wexford
De Rosario, Dwayne | 1978 | Scarborough, ON, CAN |
Edgar, David | 1987 | Kitchener, ON, CAN |
Hirschfeld, Lars | 1978 | Edmonton, AB, CAN |
Jackson, Simeon | 1987 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Clarkson
Jazić, Ante | 1976 | Bedford, NS, CAN | Bedford Hearts
Johnson, Will | 1987 | Toronto, ON, CAN & Chicago, IL, USA |
Klukowski, Mike | 1981 | Oshawa, ON, CAN |
Ledgerwood, Nik | 1985 | Lethbridge, AB, CAN |
Morgan, Ashtone | 1991 | Toronto, ON, CAN | West End United
Occean, Olivier | 1981 | Brossard, QC, CAN | Brossard
Ricketts, Tosaint | 1987 | Edmonton, AB, CAN |
Simpson, Josh | 1983 | Victoria, BC, CAN |
Stamatopoulos, Kenny | 1979 | Markham, ON, CAN | Markham Lightning
Stinson, Matt | 1992 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Armour Heights SA
Straith, Adam | 1990 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Bays United SC

Canada Staff

Head of Delegation / Chef de délegation : Victor Montagliani
Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Stephen Hart
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Tony Fonseca
Goalkeeper Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Paul Dolan
Video Coordinator / Vidéaste : Victor Mendes
Team Manager / Gérant d’équipe : Morgan Quarry
Equipment Manager / Gérant de l’équipement : Mike Moretto
Equipment Assistant / Adjoint de l’équipement : Ryan Bedic
Doctor / Docteur : Dr. Reg Peters
Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Ted Tilbury
Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Dave Foley

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.