Yallop Releases Roster For Camp and Barbados Friendly

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today announced his 15-player squad for a training camp in Ft. Lauderdale and an international friendly against Barbados on January 18.



The players will assemble in Ft. Lauderdale on January 12 and join members of the Olympic team who are currently preparing for the upcoming Final Round of Olympic Qualifying in Mexico, February 2-12. Yallop will add one or two players from the Olympic team for the friendly in Barbados in Bridgetown on January 18 before returning to Florida on January 19 and continuing the camp until January 23.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today announced his 15-player squad for a training camp in Ft. Lauderdale and an international friendly against Barbados on January 18.



The players will assemble in Ft. Lauderdale on January 12 and join members of the Olympic team who are currently preparing for the upcoming Final Round of Olympic Qualifying in Mexico, February 2-12. Yallop will add one or two players from the Olympic team for the friendly in Barbados in Bridgetown on January 18 before returning to Florida on January 19 and continuing the camp until January 23.



“This camp will give me an opportunity to evaluate a combination of young and older players as we set out sights on World Cup Qualifying this summer,” said Yallop. “It will also allow some new players to show their abilities and it’s a great way to get started.”



The squad is comprised almost exclusively of North American based players with the exception of Patrice Bernier who is on his winter break with Moss FK in Norway and Olympic team captain Chris Pozniak who is on trial in Norway. Bernier earned his first two senior caps against the Czech Republic and the Republic of Ireland in November.



The Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact are both represented by four players with Nick Dasovic, Carlo Corazzin, Jeff Clarke and Johnny Sulentic from Vancouver and Nevio Pizzolitto, Martin Nash, Greg Sutton and Gabriel Gervais from Montreal.



This is Clarke’s first selection since May, 2002 when he was called up for a friendly against Switzerland while Sulentic earns his first senior call-up. Both were members of the Olympic team during qualifying in 2000. Pizzolitto and Nash are currently playing indoor soccer with the Cleveland Force and the Dallas Sidekicks respectively, while Sutton and Gervais will be making their first appearances with the senior national side. Sutton, named the A-League Goalkeeper of the Year in 2003, was also with the 2000 Olympic team and earned one cap against Jamaica. Gervais has been named an A-League First Team All-Star team in each of the last two seasons.



Edgar Bartolomeu, a defender with the New York/NJ MetroStars in MLS, has also earned his first call up. Born in Angola, Bartolemeu has obtained Canadian resident status and resides in Toronto in the off-season. He spent two seasons with the Toronto Lynx in 1999 and 2000.



Yallop has also chosen MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Pat Onstad and strike Dwayne de Rosario from the MLS champions San Jose Earthquakes.



Rounding out the squad is veteran defender Mark Watson, who leads all active players with 69 caps, and defender Carl Fletcher who has represented Canada 40 times at the World Cup level.



Canadian Roster For Florida Training Camp and Barbados Friendly



NametPositiontClubtDate of BirthtCapstGoals/Shutouts

Pat OnstadtGKtSan Jose Earthquakes, MLSt1/13/68t38t15t

Greg SuttontGKtMontreal Impact, A-Leaguet4/19/77t0t0

Nevio PizzolittotDtCleveland Force/Montreal Impactt8/26/76t6t0t

Mark WatsontDtCharleston Battery, A-Leaguet9/8/70t69t0

Gabriel GervaistDtMontreal Impact, A-Leaguet9/18/76t0t0

Carl FletchertDtUnattachedt12/26/71t40t2t

Edgar BartolomeutDtNew York/New Jersey MetroStars, MLSt9/14/76t0t0

Chris PozniaktD/MtOrebro, Swedish Premiert1/10/81t9t0t

Nick DasovictD/MtVancouver Whitecaps, A-Leaguet12/5/68t60t2

Martin NashtMtDallas Sidekicks/Montreal Impactt12/27/75t29t2

Jeff ClarketMtVancouver Whitecaps, A-Leaguet10/18/77t19t1

Ive (Johnny) SulentictMtVancouver Whitecaps, A-Leaguet12/24/79t0t0t

Patrice BerniertMtMoss FK, Norwegian Premiert9/23/79t2t0

Carlo CorazzintFtVancouver Whitecaps, A-Leaguet12/25/71t57t10

Dwayne de RosariotFtSan Jose Earthquakes, MLSt5/15/78t17t3t

Staff

Frank YallopttHead Coach

Colin MillerttAssistant Coach

Kevin MuldoonttGoalkeeper Coach/Equipment Manager

Dave FoleyttPhysiotherapist

Morgan QuarryttTeam Manager/Media Officer

Sanjay GuptattDoctor

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