Yallop Announces Roster for Wales

Ottawa, Ontario –- Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named an 18-player roster for the upcoming international friendly against Wales in Wrexham, Wales on May, 30, 2004. The kickoff is 2:30 p.m. local time.



The squad will begin to assemble on May 25 with European-based players joining the group on May 26. The majority of the team will return to Canada on May 31st.



Yallop will use the friendly to make some final decisions on the players who will take part in an exhibition game against Yallop’s former team, the San Jose Earthquakes (June 5 in San Jose, California) and the World Cup Qualifying series against Belize on June 13 and 16 in Kingston, Ontario.

Ottawa, Ontario –- Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named an 18-player roster for the upcoming international friendly against Wales in Wrexham, Wales on May, 30, 2004. The kickoff is 2:30 p.m. local time.



The squad will begin to assemble on May 25 with European-based players joining the group on May 26. The majority of the team will return to Canada on May 31st.



Yallop will use the friendly to make some final decisions on the players who will take part in an exhibition game against Yallop’s former team, the San Jose Earthquakes (June 5 in San Jose, California) and the World Cup Qualifying series against Belize on June 13 and 16 in Kingston, Ontario.



The only newcomer to the squad is 22-year-old striker Olivier Occean who plays with Odd Grenland in Norway and who was drafted by the New York/NJ MetroStars. Occean was part of the 2003 Canadian Olympic Team earning one cap.



“This camp and game against a strong Welsh side will be the perfect preparation and assessment opportunity as we put the finishing touches on the team which will compete against Belize in Kingston,” said Yallop. “There are still one or two players not on the Wales game roster who could be involved against San Jose or Belize.”



Canadian Roster For Friendly vs Wales on May 30



NametPos.tClubtD.O.B.tCapstGoals/Shutouts

Lars HirschfeldtGKtUnattachedt10/17/78t16t4

Pat OnstadtGKtSan Jose Earthquakes, MLSt1/13/68t38t15

Chris PozniaktD/MtHaugesund, Norwegian First Divisiont1/10/81t10t0

Jason deVostDtWigan Athletic, English First Divisiont1/2/74t43t3

Kevin McKennatDtHeart of Midlothian, Scottish Premiert1/21/80t21t6

Mark WatsontDtCharleston Battery, A-Leaguet9/8/70t70t0

Ante JazictD/MtRapid Vienna, Austrian First Divisiont2/27/76t5t0

Daniel ImhoftMtSt. Gallen, Swiss First Divisiont11/22/77t21t0

Marc BirchamtMtQueen’s Park Rangers, English First Div.t5/11/78t15t1

Mike KlukowskitMtLa Louviere, Belgian First Divisiont5/27/81t1t0

Jim BrennantMtNorwich City, English Premiert5/8/77t33t3

Atiba HutchinsontMtHelsingborg, Swedish Premier Divisiont3/8/83t4t0

Julian deGuzmantMtHannover 96, German Bundesligat3/25/81t6t0

Iain HumetM/FtTranmere Rovers, English Second Div.t10/20/83t3t0

Tomasz RadzinskitFtEverton, English Premiert12/14/73t19t5

Paul PeschisolidotFtDerby County, English First Divisiont5/25/71t48t9

Dwayne de RosariotFtSan Jose Earthquakes, MLSt5/15/78t17t3

Olivier OcceantFtOdd Grenland, Norwegian First Divisiont10/23/81t0t0

Staff

Les WilkinsonttHead of Delegation

Frank YallopttHead Coach

Dale MitchellttAssistant Coach

Morgan QuarryttTeam Manager

Kevin WagnerttEquipment Manager

Dave FoleyttPhysiotherapist

Sanjay GuptattDoctor

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