Onstad added to Canadian roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup

OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – The Canadian Soccer Association announced today that goalkeeper Pat Onstad has joined the Canadian men’s national team before the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Onstad replaces Joshua Wagenaar who is unable to participate because of his back injury.



Onstad is a veteran of 46 senior caps and 11 youth caps with the Canadian team. He currently plays for Major League Soccer’s defending champions Houston Dynamo. At age 39, Onstad is the oldest active player in the MLS. After starring with Canada’s youth team in 1986-87 (they won the 1986 CONCACAF U-19 qualification championship), he made his full senior-team debut at age 20 against Bermuda on 18 February 1988. Onstad is the second Houston player on Canada’s lineup, joining midfielder Dwayne De Rosario. Onstad joins goalkeeper Greg Sutton on the active roster.

OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – The Canadian Soccer Association announced today that goalkeeper Pat Onstad has joined the Canadian men’s national team before the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Onstad replaces Joshua Wagenaar who is unable to participate because of his back injury.



Onstad is a veteran of 46 senior caps and 11 youth caps with the Canadian team. He currently plays for Major League Soccer’s defending champions Houston Dynamo. At age 39, Onstad is the oldest active player in the MLS. After starring with Canada’s youth team in 1986-87 (they won the 1986 CONCACAF U-19 qualification championship), he made his full senior-team debut at age 20 against Bermuda on 18 February 1988. Onstad is the second Houston player on Canada’s lineup, joining midfielder Dwayne De Rosario. Onstad joins goalkeeper Greg Sutton on the active roster.



Canada opens the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Wednesday 6 June against Costa Rica in Miami, FL. The match will be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet at 18.00 PT / 20.00 MT / 21.00 ET / 22.00 AT. Canada’s other opening-round matches are 9 June against Guadeloupe and 11 June against Haiti.



From the tournament’s 16-year history (eight finals), Canada were Gold Cup champions in 2000. The 2007 tournament will feature the biggest prize pool ever after CONCACAF announced that prizes more than doubled for all winners and qualifiers in the 12-team tournament. 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup tickets (single tickets and ticket packages) can be purchased by calling 212.203.0678.

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