Yallop Announces Roster For Men’s World Cup Team Development Camp

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named his 17-player roster for the upcoming Men’s World Cup Team Development Training Camp in Vancouver, BC from July 9-15.



The team will assemble in Vancouver on July 9 and will play Scottish Premier League club Hearts on July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and FA Cup Finalists Millwall from the English First Division on July 14 at 7:30 p.m.. Both games are at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC. The tournament is being hosted and organized by the British Columbia Soccer Association.



Yallop has assembled players from each of the five Canadian A-League teams as well as a number of players from Europe and the United States in an effort to broaden the Men’s World Cup Team Player Pool.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named his 17-player roster for the upcoming Men’s World Cup Team Development Training Camp in Vancouver, BC from July 9-15.



The team will assemble in Vancouver on July 9 and will play Scottish Premier League club Hearts on July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and FA Cup Finalists Millwall from the English First Division on July 14 at 7:30 p.m.. Both games are at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC. The tournament is being hosted and organized by the British Columbia Soccer Association.



Yallop has assembled players from each of the five Canadian A-League teams as well as a number of players from Europe and the United States in an effort to broaden the Men’s World Cup Team Player Pool.



“There are a number of players who have impressed me recently or that have shown they deserve to get a closer look ,” said Yallop. “This camp and these high quality games will provide them with the perfect opportunity to show what they can do and if they are ready to play for the senior team. It also gives me another look at some players who have already earned some senior caps.”



Some senior members of the squad include defender Tony Menezes who has played the last two seasons in China, as well as midfielder/forward Mauro Biello, who earned four caps with the World Cup team from 1995-2000.



Others players include 17-year-old Jamie Peters who is with Kaiserslautern in Germany; Terry Dunfield, who played for Canada at the 2001 World Youth Championship; Kevin de Serpa, who represented Canada at the 2001 Francophone Games; former Toronto Lynx defender Marco Reda and goalkeeper Theo Zagar; Olympic and Youth Team midfielder Josh Simpson and forward Olivier Occean, who earned his first cap against Wales on May 30.



Yallop has also selected several players from Canadian A-League teams, including Mesut Mert (Calgary), Gabriel Gervais (Montreal), Chris Lemire (Edmonton), Tyler Hughes (Toronto), Alfredo Valente (Vancouver) and Adrian Serioux (Toronto).



“This is something the A-League teams have been asking for and I am delighted to be able to get a chance to have a closer look at some players with the cooperation and assistance of BC Soccer,” said Yallop.



Canadian Roster for Training Camp in Vancouver, BC



NametPos.tClubtLeaguettD.O.B.t

Theo ZagartGKtRochester RhinostA-Leaguett11/2/74

Greg SuttontGKtMontreal ImpacttA-Leaguett4/19/77

Tyler HughestDFtToronto LynxtA-Leaguett11/11/80

Nevio PizzolittotDFtMontreal ImpacttA-Leaguett8/26/76

Marco RedatDFtSogndaltNorwegian First Divisiont6/22/77

Tony MenezestDFtGreentowntChinese Second Divisiont11/14/74

Gabriel Gervais tDFtMontreal ImpacttA-Leaguett9/18/76

Mesut MerttMFtCalgary MustangstA-Leaguett3/18/78

Terry DunfieldtMFtBurytEnglish Third Divisiont2/20/82

Kevin de Serpa tMFtPenafieltPortuguese First Divisiont5/21/80

Josh SimpsontMFtBoulder RapidstPDLtt5/15/83

Jamie PeterstMFtKaiserslauterntBundesliga Youthtt5/4/87

Alfredo ValentetMFtVancouver WhitecapstVancouver Whitecapst11/6/80

Mauro BiellotMF/FtMontreal ImpacttA-Leaguett8/8/72

Adrian SeriouxtDF/MtToronto LynxtA-Leaguett5/12/79

Olivier OcceantFtOlde GrenlandtNorwegian First Divisiont10/23/81

Chris LemiretFtEdmonton AviatorstA-Leaguett3/11/83



Staff

Frank YalloptHead Coach

Dale MitchelltAssistant Coach

Paul DolantGoalkeeper Coach

Morgan QuarrytTeam Manager

Kevin WagnertEquipment Manager

Greg BaytPhysiotherapist

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