Osieck Announces Roster For Scotland

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team Head Coach Holger Osieck today announced the 16 player roster which will face Scotland in an international friendly on October 15. The game will be played at Hibernian’s Easter Road Stadium in Edinburgh at 8:00 p.m. The game will be shown live on Rogers Sportsnet at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team Head Coach Holger Osieck today announced the 16 player roster which will face Scotland in an international friendly on October 15. The game will be played at Hibernian’s Easter Road Stadium in Edinburgh at 8:00 p.m. The game will be shown live on Rogers Sportsnet at 3:00 p.m. ET.



Fourteen of the 16 players named were part of the team which defeated Switzerland on May 15. Nottingham Forest’s Jim Brennan and Livingston’s Davide Xausa are the two additions.



The game should feature some interesting match-ups as several Canadian players will face fellow club teammates in the game. Canadian striker Tomasz Radzinski could see fellow Everton players Scot Gemmil and Gary Naysmith, while Brennan’s Forest teammate Gareth Williams is on the Scottish roster. Heart of Midlothian is well represented with Canadian defender/midfielder Kevin McKenna and Scottish internationals Scott Severin and Steven Pressley.



The friendly will be a sort of homecoming for Richard Hastings whose parents live in Inverness. Hastings played eight seasons in Scotland before joining Austria’s Graz AK this summer. Jason deVos will return to Scotland for the first time since leaving Dundee United for Wigan Athletic in 2001. The same goes for Pat Onstad who spent two seasons with Dundee United before rejoining the Rochester Rhinos in 2001.



The game will also be special for Paul Fenwick who plays his club soccer for Hibernian at Easter Road Stadium, where the friendly will take place. This is the second consecutive game Canada has played at the home ground of one of its players. On May 15, 2002 Canada defeated Switzerland 3-1 at St. Gallen’s Espenmoos Stadium, home of Daniel Imhof. The other Canadian playing on his home turf is Xausa, who plays for Edinburgh club Livingston.



Canadian Men’s World Cup Team Roster vs Scotland



Name Position Club D.O.B. Caps Goals/Shutouts



Lars Hirschfeld GK Tottenham Hotspur, English Premier 10/17/78 8 3

Pat Onstad GK Rochester Rhinos, A-League 1/13/67 34 15

Paul Fenwick D Hibernian, Scottish Premier 8/25/69 25 0

Jason deVos D Wigan Athletic, English Second Division 1/2/74 38 3

Chris Pozniak D/M Orebro, Swedish Premier Division 1/10/81 3 0

Richard Hastings D/M Graz AK, Austrian First Division 5/18/77 26 1

Kevin McKenna D/M/F Heart of Midlothian, Scottish Premier 1/21/80 12 4

Martin Nash M Rochester Raging Rhinos, A-League 12/27/75 23 2

Tam Nsaliwa M Saarbrucken, German Bundesliga 2 1/28/82 7 0

Daniel Imhof M St. Gallen, Swiss First Division 11/22/77 11 0

Paul Stalteri M/F Werder Bremen, German Bundesliga 10/18/77 38 3

Julian de Guzman M/F Hannover 96, German Bundesliga 3/25/81 3 0

Jim Brennan M Nottingham Forest, English First Division 5/8/77 31 2

Davide Xausa M/F Livingston, Scottish Premier 3/10/76 30 2

Dwayne de Rosario F San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 5/15/78 15 1

Tomasz Radzinski F Everton, English Premier 12/14/73 15 3



Staff

Jim Fleming Head of Delegation

Holger Osieck Head Coach

Bruce Twamley Assistant Coach

Kevin Muldoon Equipment Manager/Goalkeeping Coach

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Team Doctor

Greg Bay Physiotherapist

Hans Guenter Bruns Massage Therapist

Morgan Quarry Director of Communications/World Cup Team Manager

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