Yallop Names Gold Cup Roster

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named his 19-man roster for the Gold Cup training camp and international friendly against Honduras on July 2 at Swangard Stadium. He also released his official 23-man roster for the Gold Cup. Only players from the 23-man roster are eligible for the competition. “These 19 players are the ones I plan to use during the tournament,” said Yallop. “If we have to make any changes then we can bring in another player from the 23-man roster. The camp will allow us to get some of our players who have not played in a while get closer to game shape. The game against Honduras will be a perfect warm up for us as it gives us another CONCACAF opponent.” Yallop has selected two USL First Division goalkeepers in Montreal’s Greg Sutton and Vancouver’s Mike Franks as his two goalkeepers. Sutton earned a shutout against Northern Ireland in his last game on February 12, 2005. Franks marks his return to the senior squad for the first time since the 2001 Confederations Cup. He attended a development camp in Florida earlier this month.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named his 19-man roster for the Gold Cup training camp and international friendly against Honduras on July 2 at Swangard Stadium. He also released his official 23-man roster for the Gold Cup. Only players from the 23-man roster are eligible for the competition.

“These 19 players are the ones I plan to use during the tournament,” said Yallop. “If we have to make any changes then we can bring in another player from the 23-man roster. The camp will allow us to get some of our players who have not played in a while get closer to game shape. The game against Honduras will be a perfect warm up for us as it gives us another CONCACAF opponent.”

Yallop has selected two USL First Division goalkeepers in Montreal’s Greg Sutton and Vancouver’s Mike Franks as his two goalkeepers. Sutton earned a shutout against Northern Ireland in his last game on February 12, 2005. Franks marks his return to the senior squad for the first time since the 2001 Confederations Cup. He attended a development camp in Florida earlier this month.

The Impact have the largest contingent of players with no less than six players selected. Joining Sutton are defenders Adam Braz and Gabriel Gervais as well as midfielders Patrick Leduc and Sandro Grande and forward Ali Gerba.

Defender Kevin McKenna is one of the most senior members of the squad with 27 caps. McKenna signed with his old club Energie Cottbus in the off-season after several seasons with Hearts in Scotland.

Yallop has again selected a number of players with Scandinavian clubs with three players from Norway: defender Chris Pozniak (Haugesund) midfielder Patrice Bernier (Tromso) and forward Olivier Occean (Odd Grenland). Defender/midfielder Atiba Hutchinson has also been called in from Swedish club Helsingborg.

Tranmere Rovers’ forward Iain Hume has been selected along with Millwall midfielders Josh Simpson and Adrian Serioux. Veteran midfielder Jim Brennan (Norwich City) has also been called in and holds the most caps, with 38, among the players named.

Another newcomer is midfielder Rhian Dodds who recently re-signed with Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League. Dodds impressed at the training camp in June.

Midfielder Jaime Peters has returned from Holland where he competed for Canada at the World Youth Championships and has been selected along with San Jose Earthquake midfielder/forward Dwayne de Rosario.

The majority of the squad will assemble in Vancouver on June 27 for a week-long training camp. Some players, including the six Impact players will join up later in the week. Canada will face Honduras on July 2 at Swangard Stadium before traveling to Seattle on July 3.

The 23-man roster also includes defender Nevio Pizzolitto, Chicago Fire forward Will Johnson who competed at the FIFA World Youth Championship; New England Revolution midfielder Felix Brillant and Under-20 goalkeeper Josh Wagenaar who played in all three of Canada’s games at the World Youth Championship.

Canada opens the tournament against Costa Rica on July 7 at Qwest Field in Seattle.

Canadian Roster For International Friendly vs Honduras and Gold Cup

Namet PostClubtDOBtCapstGoals/Shutouts
1tGreg SuttontGKtMontreal Impact, USL First Divisiont4/19/77t2t2
33tMike FrankstGKtVancouver Whitecaps, USL First Divisiont4/27/77t0t0
2tAdam BraztDtMontreal Impact, USL First Divisiont6/7/81t1t0t
3tChris PozniaktDtHaugesund, Norwegian Second Divisiont1/10/81t12t0
4tKevin McKennatDtEnergie Cottbus, German Bundesliga 2t1/21/80t27t8
5tGabriel GervaistDtMontreal Impact, USL First Divisiont9/18/76t4t0t
6tPatrice BerniertMtTromso, Norwegian Premiert9/23/79t8t0
7tIain HumetM/FtTranmere Rovers, League Onet10/20/83t11t0
8tAdrian SeriouxtMtMillwall, English League Championshipt5/12/79t5t0
9tAli GerbatFtMontreal Impact, USL First Divisiont7/27/82t0t0
10tOlivier OcceantFtOdd Grenland, Norwegian Premiert10/23/81t9t1
11tJim BrennantMtNorwich City, League Championshipt5/8/77t38t5
12tSandro GrandetMtMontreal Impact, USL First Divisiont9/9/77t4t0
13tAtiba HutchinsontD/MtHelsingborg, Swedish Premiert2/8/83t12t1
14tDwayne de RosariotM/FtSan Jose Earthquakes, MLSt5/15/78t29t7
15tJosh SimpsontD/MtMillwall, League Championshipt5/15/83t7t0
16tPatrick LeductMtMontreal Impact, USL First Divisiont12/26/77t0t0
17tJaime PeterstMtIpswich Town, League Championshipt5/4/87t7t0
18tRhian DoddstMtKilmarnock, Scottish Premiert10/3/79t0t0

Players also on the 23-man roster and eligible for the Gold Cup
19tNevio PizzolittotDtMontreal Impact, USL First Divisiont8/26/76t9t0
20tWill JohnsontFtChicago Fire, MLSt1/21/87t0t0
21tFelix BrillanttM/FtNew England Revolution, MLSt9/9/80t0t0t
22tJosh WagenaartGKtHartwick College, NCAAt2/26/85t0t0
Staff
Victor MontaglianittHead of Delegation
Frank YallopttHead Coach
Stephen HartttAssistant Coach
Paul DolanttGoalkeeper Coach
Morgan QuarryttTeam Manager
Victor MendesttEquipment Manager
Dave FoleyttPhysiotherapist
Ted TilburyttPhysio/Massage Therapist
Earl CochranettPress Officer
Ed JohnsonttDoctor

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