Posted on May 17, 2012
Canada coach Stephen Hart announced a 22-man training camp roster for World Cup qualifying on Thursday, a roster that includes several veterans.
Dwayne DeRosario, Julian de Guzman, Kevin McKenna, Atiba Hutchinson and Ante Jazic were among the players called into camp, which will be held in south Florida for two qualifiers — in Cuba on June 8 and against Honduras in Toronto on June 12.
De Ro, the reigning MLS MVP, is the biggest name on the roster, although Jazic, at 36, is the oldest. Samuel Piette, at 17, is the youngest player on the roster.
The team will begin training in Florida on May 27.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Lars Hirschfeld (Vålerenga), Milan Borjan (FC Vaslui), Kenny Stamatopoulos (AIK)
DEFENDERS (7): Nik Ledgerwood (SV Wehen Wiesbaden), Mike Klukowski (Manisaspor), Kevin McKenna (1. FC Köln), André Hainault (Houston Dynamo), David Edgar (Burnley), Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC), Ante Jazic (Chivas USA)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Julian de Guzman (Toronto FC), Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake), Josh Simpson (BSC Young Boys), Atiba Hutchinson (PSV Eindhoven), Pedro Pacheco (Santa Clara), Samuel Piette (unattached), Issey Nakajima-Farran (Brisbane Roar)
FORWARDS (5): Iain Hume (Preston North End), Tosaint Ricketts (FC Politehnica Timişoara), Simeon Jackson (Norwich City), Dwayne DeRosario (D.C. United), Olivier Occean (SpVgg Greuther Fürth)
Photo: Stephen Hart called up 22 players on the Canada roster for World Cup qualifying. Scott Bales/YCJ
Categories: Canada, Cuba, Guatemala, North America
Tags: Ante Jazic, Atiba Hutchinson, Dwayne DeRosario, Julian de Guzman, Kevin McKenna, Stephen Hart, World Cup qualifying