Friend Replaces Injured De Rosario

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Holger Osieck today announced he has called in forward Rob Friend to replace the injured Dwayne de Rosario for Saturday’s friendly against the United States on Saturday, January 18 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale (FOX Sports World Canada).

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Holger Osieck today announced he has called in forward Rob Friend to replace the injured Dwayne de Rosario for Saturday’s friendly against the United States on Saturday, January 18 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale (FOX Sports World Canada).



De Rosario fractured a bone in his right foot during a training session Thursday and will be sidelined for at least four weeks. Friend, who recently signed with Moss of the Norwegian Second Division, becomes the seventh member of the squad making his debut with the World Cup Team in South Florida and is the fifth player to be recalled from the current Olympic and Under-20 team camp in Guadalajara, Mexico.



No less than eight of the 17 active players have yet to receive their first international cap and four are under the age of 20.



Canadian Roster



Name tPos. tClub tD.O.B. tCaps Goals/Shutouts

Lars Hirschfeld tGK tTottenham Hotspur, English Premier 10/17/78 t9 t3

Pat Onstad tGK tRochester Rhinos, A-League t1/13/67 t34t15

Carl Fletcher tD tAtlanta Silverbacks, A-League t12/26/71 t36 t2

Marco Reda tD tSogndal, Norwegian First Division t6/22/77 t0 t0

Tony Menezes tD tGanzu, Chinese First Division t11/24/74 t26 t0

Kevin Harmse tD tICSF Inter, Vancouver t7/4/84 t0 t0

Chris Pozniak tD/M tOrebro, Swedish Premier Division t1/10/81 t4 t0

Atiba Hutchinson tM tOsters, Swedish Premier Division t3/8/83 t0 t0

Richard Hastings tD/M tGraz AK, Austrian First Division t5/18/77 t27 t1

Tam Nsaliwa tM tSaarbrucken, German Bundesliga 3 t1/28/82 t8 t0

Daniel Imhof tM tSt. Gallen, Swiss First Division t11/22/77 t12 t0

Davide Xausa tM/F tLivingston, Scottish Premier t3/10/76 t31 t2

Maycoll CanizaleztMtWerder Bremen, Bundesligat12/28/82t0t0

Chris WilliamstMtUniversity of Mobilet6/1/81t0t0

Winston MarshalltDtWright State Universityt2/26/83t0t0

Sita-Taty MatondotM/FtUnattachedt12/28/84t0t0

Rob FriendtFtMoss, Norway Second Divisiont1/23/81t0t0

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