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Friday, October 2, 2015

Canada Men's National Soccer Team News

October 2, 2015 - roster named for Ghana friendly
  • Goalkeepers: Simon Thomas, Strommen (Norway); Milan Borjan, Ludogorets Razgrad; (Bulgaria); Kenny Stamatopoulos, AIK Fotbol (Sweden)
  • Defenders: Samuel Adekugbe, Vancouver Whitecaps; Andre Hainault, FC Magdeburg (Germany); David Edgar, Sheffield United (England); Nana Attakora, San Antonio Scorpions (NASL); Adam Straith, Fredrikstad FK (Norway); Manjrekar James, Diosgyori VTK (Hungary); Karl Ouimette, New York Red Bulls; Wandrille Lefevre, Montreal Impact; Marcel De Jong, Sporting Kansas City
  • Midfielders: Fraser Aird, Glasgow Rangers (Scotland); Kianze Froese, Vancouver Whitecaps; David (Junior) Hoilett, Queens Park Rangers (England); Kyle Bekker, Montreal Impact; Marco Bustos, Vancouver Whitecaps; Manny Aparicio, Toronto FC II; Maxim Tissot, Montreal Impact; Tosaint Ricketts, Boluspor FC (Turkey)
  • Forwards: Marcus Haber, Crewe Alexandra (England); Simeon Jackson, Barnsley FC (England); Jordan Hamilton, Toronto FC; Lucas Cavallini, CA Fenix (Uruguay)
September 4, 2015 - Tosaint Ricketts scores brace in win over Belize
"Canada got off to a good start with a 3:0 win in their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers playoff series against Belize, with the two-match, total goals series wrapping up on Tuesday 8 September in Belmopán, Belize. The boys in red dominated possession at home, with man-of-the-match Tosaint Ricketts scoring two of his team's three goals.... Ricketts scored on either side of the break as the home side built a 2-0 lead shortly after the one-hour mark. Veteran Atiba Hutchinson made it 3-0 late in the match while goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopoulos and his defence picked up the clean sheet." - Canada Soccer

August 27, 2015 - roster named for WC qualifiers against Belize
  • Goalkeepers: Milan Borjan | BUL / PFK Ludogorets Razgrad, Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Impact Montréal, Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK Fotbol
  • Defenders: David Edgar | ENG / Sheffield United, Luca Gasparotto | SCO / Greenock Morton FC, Manjrekar James | HUN / Diósgyöri VTK, Samuel Adekugbe | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Marcel de Jong | USA / Sporting Kansas City, Nik Ledgerwood | GER / Energie Cottbus, Karl W. Ouimette | USA / New York Red Bulls
  • Midfielders: Tesho Akindele | USA / FC Dallas, Kyle Bekker | CAN / Impact Montréal, Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK, Will Johnson | USA / Portland Timbers FC, Issey Nakajima-Farran | MAS / Terengganu FA, Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers, Samuel Piette | ESP / Racing Ferrol, Adam Straith | NOR / Fredrikstad FK, Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Forwards: Marcus Haber | ENG / Crewe Alexandra, Cyle Larin | USA / Orlando City SC, Tosaint Ricketts | TUR / Boluspor FC
June 24, 2015 - Gold Cup roster
  • Goalkeepers: Lars Hirschfeld (Valerenga/Norway); Quillan Roberts (Toronto FC); Kenny Stamatopoulos (AIK/Sweden)
  • Defenders: Andre Hainault (VfR Aalen/Germany); Dejan Jakovic (Shimizu S-Pulse/Japan); Nikolas Ledgerwood (Energie Cottbus/Germany); Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC); Karl Ouimette (New York Red Bulls); Adam Straith (Fredrikstad/Norway)
  • Midfielders: Tesho Akindele (FC Dallas); Kyle Bekker (FC Dallas); Julian de Guzman (Ottawa Fury); Marcel de Jong (Sporting Kansas City); David Edgar (Birmingham City/England); Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC); Pedro Pacheco (Santa Clara/Portugal); Samuel Piette (Dep. Coruna/Spain); Tosaint Ricketts (Hapoel Haifa/Israel); Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps); Maxim Tissot (Impact de Montreal)
  • Forwards: Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra/England); Simeon Jackson (Coventry City/England); Cyle Larin (Orlando City)
June 16, 2015 - Tosaint Ricketts scores brace in win over Dominica
"Tesho Akindele scored his first international goal and set up one of two Tosaint Ricketts goals as Canada dispatched Dominica 4-0 Tuesday for a 6-0 aggregate win over the Caribbean minnow in the first stop on the Canadian men's 2018 World Cup qualifying journey.... Cyle Larin also scored for Canada, which could have padded its lead. Dominica goalie Glenson Prince saved a David Edgar penalty after a handball early in the second half and Canada's Jonathan Osorio hit the goalpost in the 89th minute." - CTV

June 11, 2015 - Cyle Larin & Russell Teibert score in win over Dominica
"The Canadian men's soccer team downed Dominica 2-0 on Thursday in the first leg of a home-and-away series in the second CONCACAF preliminary round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Cyle Larin and Russell Teibert scored for Canada, which can advance to CONCACAF's third round of qualifying with a win, draw or one-goal loss in the second leg.... Larin opened the scoring in the fifth minute after receiving a through ball from Tosaint Ricketts in the right side of the box. Teibert doubled Canada's lead in the 64th minute on a penalty kick." - CBC

June 2, 2015 - roster update
"With the next FIFA World Cup qualifying odyssey set to begin for Canada’s Men’s National Team, Head Coach Benito Floro has named his 23-man squad that will look to get things off on the right foot with a home-and-away series against Dominica. As Canada enters the second CONCACAF Preliminary Round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ against one of the smaller countries in the region, Floro has included plenty of familiar names for a Canada squad that isn’t short on experience with the likes of Atiba Hutchinson, Julian de Guzman, and the return of midfielder Will Johnson. One newcomer to the Canadian fold for this camp and games is forward Tesho Akindele, who plays for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer." - Canada Soccer

March 30, 2015 - Ricketts, Edwini-Bonsu & Larin score in win over Puerto Rico
"Tosaint Ricketts scored late in the first half and Canada’s Men’s National Team added two more in the second half as they wrapped up their March camp with a convincing 3:0 victory over Puerto Rico on Monday night at the Estadio Juan Roman Loubriel in Bayamon, PUR. Second half substitutes Randy Edwini-Bonsu and Cyle Larin each scored their first senior international goals for Canada, as they were never really troubled in their defensive end in front of very vocal Puerto Rican supporters.... In the 42nd minute, they got the goal they deserved as defender David Edgar slid a nice pass to Maxim Tissot on the left side. He then crossed to Ricketts who faked a defender and scored his eighth career goal at the senior level. Edwini-Bonsu was introduced into the game at the start of the second half and 15 minutes later he doubled Canada’s advantage. Karl W. Ouimette brought the ball to the edge of the Puerto Rico penalty and then fed Edwini-Bonsu a pass that allowed him to skip past a defender and coolly slot the ball into the corner with his left foot. Five minutes after the second goal, Larin was introduced and about 12 minutes after coming on, he got Canada’s third. Having seen a shot blocked on the line moments earlier, Larin was in the right spot to bang in a cross from the right side from close range." - Canada Soccer

March 27, 2015 - Marcus Haber scores in win over Guatemala
"A 16th minute header from Marcus Haber gave Canada a 1-0 win over Guatemala in a friendly match at Lockhart Stadium on Friday.... Haber, who plays in England for League One (third division) Crewe Alexandra, got free of his marker to head in a corner from Nick Ledgerwood." - Reuters

March 19, 2015 - roster named for Guatemala & Puerto Rico friendlies
  • Goalkeepers: Milan Borjan | SRB / FK Radnički Niš, Quillan Roberts | CAN / Toronto FC, Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK
  • Defenders: Samuel Adekugbe | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Andre Hainault | GER / VfR Aalen, Luca Gasparotto | SCO / Rangers FC (on loan at Airdrionians), Dejan Jakovic | JPN / Shimizu S-Pulse, Manjrekar James | HON / Pécsi MFC, Karl W. Ouimette | USA / New York Red Bulls
  • Defensive Midfielders: Marcel de Jong | USA / Sporting Kansas City, David Edgar | ENG / Birmingham City FC (on loan at Huddersfield Town AFC), Nik Ledgerwood | GER / Energie Cottbus, Maxim Tissot | CAN / Impact de Montréal
  • Midfielders: Kyle Bekker | USA / FC Dallas, Julian de Guzman | unattached / sans club, Randy Edwini-Bonsu | GER / Stuttgarter Kickers, Simeon Jackson | ENG / Coventry City, Christopher Mannella | CAN / Toronto FC, Samuel Piette | ESP / Deportivo la Coruna, Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Forwards: Tosaint Ricketts | ISR / Hapoel Haifa, Marcus Haber | ENG / Crewe Alexandra, Cyle Larin | USA / Orlando City SC
November 6, 2014 - roster updates
"Midfielders Patrice Bernier, Issey Nakajima-Farran and Maxim Tissot, as well as defender Karl W. Ouimette, have been selected by the Canadian National Team to play the upcoming international friendly against Panama, on Thursday, November 18 at 8pm at Estadio Rommel Fernandez, in Panama City." - Impact Montreal
"Five members of Toronto FC have been called into the Canadian Men’s national team. Defenders Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan, midfielders Jonathan Osorio, Kyle Bekker and forward Dwayne De Rosario have been called into Canadian Head Coach Benito Floro’s 23-man roster." - Toronto FC
"Vancouver Whitecaps FC Homegrown midfielders Russell Teibert and Bryce Alderson have been called up to the Canadian men’s national team for an upcoming 23-man training camp, which will take place from November 9 to 19, primarily in Orlando, Florida." - Whitecaps FC

October 3, 2014 - roster named
"Canada’s Men’s National Team will face their stiffest test under Head Coach Benito Floro when they take on the third-ranked team in the world, Colombia, Tuesday 14 October at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, USA." - Canada
  • Golkeepers: Lars Hirschfeld NOR / Valerenga; Milan Borjan BUL / Ludogorets Razgrad, Quillan Roberts CAN / Toronto FC
  • Defenders: Nik Ledgerwood GER / Energie Cottbus, Jeremy Gagnon-Laparé CAN / Impact de Montréal, Andre Hainault GER / VfR Aalen, Doneil Henry CAN / Toronto FC, Adam Straith unattached / sans club, Karl W. Ouimette CAN / Impact de Montréal, Luca Gasparotto SCO / Glasgow Rangers
  • Midfielders: David Edgar ENG / Birmingham City, Julian de Guzman unattached / sans club, Pedro Pacheco POR / Santa Clara, Kyle Bekker CAN / Toronto FC, Manuel Aparicio CAN / Toronto FC, Issey Nakajima-Farran CAN / Impact de Montréal, Marcel de Jong GER / Augsburg, Dylan Carreiro SCO / Dundee (on loan at Arbroath), Hanson Boakai CAN / FC Edmonton
  • Forwards: Tosaint Ricketts ISR / Hapoel Haifa, Cyle Larin USA / University of Connecticut, Marcus Haber ENG / Crewe Alexandra
September 9, 2014 - Edgar, de Jong & Ricketts score in win over Jamaica
"Canada’s men’s national team scored three unanswered goals to overhaul a one-goal deficit and register a 3:1 win over Jamaica in a men’s international friendly on Tuesday night at BMO Field in Toronto. Kemar Lawrence had given Jamaica the lead but one minute after going down, Canada responded through David Edgar before taking control in the second half and picking up goals by Marcel de Jong and Tosaint Ricketts. Lawrence had given Jamaica the lead in the 30th minute when his left-footed free kick went up and over the Canadian wall and into the corner to the left of Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan. Borjan managed to get a hand to it but it wasn’t enough. About a minute later, Canada responded right away as, in a move right off the training ground, Edgar got on the end of a Patrice Bernier corner kick and volleyed home a stunner from outside the 18-yard box to quickly level matters.... In what was a carbon copy to the Jamaican goal, de Jong swung in a left-footed free kick that left Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake rooted to the spot as he could only watch helplessly as the ball found the corner in the 68th minute. In what was a more workmanlike goal than the previous two, Canada got their insurance in the 73rd minute when Simeon Jackson let a shot go on the rush from the right-hand side. Blake was handcuffed by the shot and couldn’t hold the ball and Ricketts was there to smash the ball into the empty goal." - Canada Soccer

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