Yallop Announces Roster For World Cup Qualifier Against Guatemala

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named his 18-player roster for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala on August 18 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC.



Yallop has selected 11 players from the squad which defeated Belize 4-0 in back to back games in the first round. Several of those players are now with new clubs, with Tomasz Radzinski moving from Everton to Fulham and Jason deVos signing with Ipswich Town. Defender Ante Jazic is now in Russia at FC Kuban.



In addition, Yallop has rounded out his roster with seven players from the Development Team which competed last month in Burnaby against Millwall and Hearts in a tournament hosted by the BC Soccer Association. From that squad, Yallop has chosen Montreal Impact goalkeeper Greg Sutton (who established a club single season record of 13 shutouts), Impact defenders Nevio Pizzolitto and Gabe Gervais, 17-year-old midfielder Jaime Peters, who has landed trials with Ipswich Town, Millwall, Derby and Manchester United; midfielders Josh Simpson and Adrian Serioux, who were both handed contracts by Millwall after their impressive performances last month, and striker Olivier Occean.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named his 18-player roster for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala on August 18 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC.



Yallop has selected 11 players from the squad which defeated Belize 4-0 in back to back games in the first round. Several of those players are now with new clubs, with Tomasz Radzinski moving from Everton to Fulham and Jason deVos signing with Ipswich Town. Defender Ante Jazic is now in Russia at FC Kuban.



In addition, Yallop has rounded out his roster with seven players from the Development Team which competed last month in Burnaby against Millwall and Hearts in a tournament hosted by the BC Soccer Association. From that squad, Yallop has chosen Montreal Impact goalkeeper Greg Sutton (who established a club single season record of 13 shutouts), Impact defenders Nevio Pizzolitto and Gabe Gervais, 17-year-old midfielder Jaime Peters, who has landed trials with Ipswich Town, Millwall, Derby and Manchester United; midfielders Josh Simpson and Adrian Serioux, who were both handed contracts by Millwall after their impressive performances last month, and striker Olivier Occean.



“I’m very happy with this squad as it represents what I feel are the players that are showing the best form at the moment,” said Yallop. “The players who came in last month were very impressive in their performances.”



Canadian Roster For World Cup Qualifier vs Guatemala on August 18, 2004



Name Pos. Club D.O.B. Caps Goals/
Shutouts
Pat Onstad GK San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 1/13/68 41 17
Greg Sutton GK Montreal Impact, A-League 4/19/77 1 1
Jason deVos D Ipswich Town, English First Division 1/2/74 45 3
Gabriel Gervais D Montreal Impact, A-League 9/18/76 1 0
Paul Stalteri D/M Werder Bremen, German Bundesliga 10/18/77 48 6
Ante Jazic D/M FC Kuban, Russian Premier 2/27/76 7 0
Adrian Serioux D/M Millwall, English First Division 5/12/79 0 0
Daniel Imhof M St. Gallen, Swiss First Division 11/22/77 24 0
Atiba Hutchinson M Helsingborg, Swedish Premier 3/8/83 6 0
Julian deGuzman M Hannover 96, German Bundesliga 3/25/81 8 0
Nevio Pizzolitto D Montreal Impact, A-League 8/26/76 8 0
Mark Watson D Charleston Battery, A-League 9/8/70 72 3
Josh Simpson M Millwall, English First Division 5/15/83 1 0
Jaime Peters M Unattached 5/4/87 0 0
Tomasz Radzinski F Fulham, English Premier League 12/14/73 22 7
Paul Peschisolido F Derby County, English First Division 5/25/71 51 10
Dwayne de Rosario F San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 5/15/78 21 5
Olivier Occean F Odd Grenland, Norwegian Premier 10/23/81 1 0





Staff

Andy Sharpe – Head of Delegation

Frank Yallop – Head Coach

Dale Mitchell – Assistant Coach

Paul Dolan – Goalkeeper Coach

Morgan Quarry – Team Manager

Kevin Wagner – Equipment Manager

Greg Bay – Physiotherapist

Sanjay Gupta – Doctor

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