Canadian Roster for Sept. 4th vs. Jamaica

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  1. jpg75

    jpg75 Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    http://www.canadasoccer.com/eng/media/viewArtical.asp?Press_ID=2514

    Men's National Team
    Wednesday, August 23, 2006
    Hart Announces Roster for Labour Day Friendly against Jamaica in Montreal


    Stephen Hart
    Ottawa, Ontario – Interim Canadian National Team head coach Stephen Hart has announced his 18-player roster for the Jamaica friendly on Monday, September 4 (Labour Day) at 4:00 p.m. in Montreal at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.

    The match marks the team’s first appearance in Montreal in over 11 years; the last being a 3:0 loss to Turkey on June 7, 1995.

    This will be Hart’s first match in charge of the Canadian National Team since being named interim head coach on July 12, 2006. Hart has been Canada’s Under-17 head coach since December 2001.

    Hart’s roster definitely has a Montreal connection as six players are either from the area or are current or past players of the Montreal Impact of the United Soccer League (USL). Current Impact players are goalkeeper Greg Sutton, and defenders Adam Braz, and Gabriel Gervais. Past Impact players are Patrice Bernier who is currently with Tromso in Norway and Sandro Grande playing with Molde also of Norway; both are from Montreal. Forward Olivier Occean, also a native of Montreal, was named 2006 player of the year in Norway while playing for Lillestrom.

    Goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopolus (Tromso) will join Sutton on the roster.

    Hart has called upon defenders Kevin McKenna (Energie Cottbus, Germany), Chris Pozniak (Haugesund, Norway), Marco Reda (Sogndal, Norway), Paul Stalteri (Tottenham, England), and Josh Simpson (Kaiserslauten, Germany) to join Braz and Gervais on the back line.

    Rounding out the midfielders on the roster is Jim Brennan (unattached) who scored the first and eventual winning goal in the 2:0 win over Austria, Julian de Guzman (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain), Iain Hume (Leicester City, England), and Atiba Hutchinson (Copenhagen, Denmark).

    Joining Occean up front are strikers Rob Friend (Heerenveen, Holland) and Tomasz Radzinski (Fulham, England).

    Canada is currently undefeated since a very respectable 2-1 loss to Spain on September 3rd, 2005. They have not allowed a goal in their last three friendlies since November 16, 2005 with a 1:0 win over Luxembourg, a 0:0 draw with the United States on January 22nd, 2006 in San Diego, California, and most recently a 2:0 win over Austria on March 1st, 2006 in Vienna, Austria.

    Against Jamaica, Canada’s is even after 11 encounters with five wins, five losses, and one draw, but the Canucks lead in goals 14-6. In their last encounter on September 2, 1999 in Toronto, Canada won the friendly 1-0.

    “I think everyone is looking forward to this game,” said Hart “There has not been a senior national team men’s game in Montreal for many years and that just adds to the anticipation.”

    Tickets are priced at $25.00 for the Grandstand seats (Reserved) and $15.00 for the Bleacher and End zones seats (General Admission) plus applicable taxes and are available through Admission at (514) 790-1245 or 1-800-361-4595, online at www.admission.com, or by calling the Montreal Impact ticket office at (514) 328-3668.

    The Quebec Soccer Federation and its members are able to purchase General Admission tickets at a special rate of $10.00 by contacting the Quebec Soccer Federation at (450) 975-3355 ext. 3908.

    Prior to the match, the squad will assemble in Ottawa for a three day training camp from August 29-31 prior to departing for Montreal where they will make their final preparations.

    Joining Hart is Tony Fonseca as Assistant Coach, he is the Technical Director of the Vancouver Whitecaps and former Whitecaps head coach. He played for Benfica and was capped for Portugal.

    Following the Labour Day clash, both teams will meat again in Kingston, Jamaica for a second match scheduled for October 8th.

    An international friendly is currently being planned for in the fall of 2006 in Europe. Information regarding this match will be released when the details have been finalized.

    Canada vs. Jamaica
    Monday, September 4 @ 16:00
    Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard - 1000, rue Émile-Journault – Montreal, QC.

    Stephen Hart – Bio

    On December 21, 2001, Stephen Hart was hired as Canada’s U-17 National Team head coach. Hart had been the Technical Director for Soccer Nova Scotia since 1993 and was the Director of the Atlantic Region National Training Centre in Halifax.

    Hart was chosen as Interim head coach of the Men’s National team in July following the departure of Frank Yallop in June 2006.

    Holder of a CSA 'A' License, Hart has been an instructor in the CSA coaching development program since 1992. His coaching experience covers a wide spectrum, having coached at the senior and youth levels, both, male and female. He has coached three Canada Games teams and several provincial teams in the last 11 years. He was an assistant coach with the Canadian Men’s Under-17 Team at the 2001 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament for the Under-17 World Championships. In 2003, Hart was a member of the U-20 National Team coaching staff that lost in the Quarterfinals of the FIFA World Youth Championships in UAE and most recently was the first assistant with the men’s national team since 2005.

    A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Hart played for Texaco in the National Football League and the San Fernando Strikers in the local Premier League. In 1980 he was selected to the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Later that year he moved to Canada to attend St. Mary’s University.

    Stephen lives in Halifax with his wife Lynn and daughters Eilish, Keva and Yara.

    Roster

    # Player POS DOB Caps G/S Club Hometown
    1 Sutton, Greg GK 4/19/1977 7 3 Montreal Impact Montreal, QC
    22 Stamatopoulos, Kenny GK 8/28/1979 4 2 Tromso Markham, ON
    2 Braz, Adam D 06/07/1981 7 0 Montreal Impact St. Laurent, QC
    3 Pozniak, Chris D/M 01/10/1981 15 0 Haugesund FK Aurora, ON
    4 McKenna, Kevin D/F 1/21/1980 33 9 Energie Cottbus Calgary, AB
    5 Reda, Marco D 6/22/1977 4 0 Sogndal Woodbridge, ON
    6 Bernier, Patrice M 9/23/1979 16 0 Tromso Brossard, QC
    7 Stalteri, Paul M 10/18/1977 50 6 Tottenham Hotspur FC Brampton, ON
    8 de Guzman, Julian M 3/25/1981 15 0 Deportivo La Coruna Scarborough, ON
    Radzinski, Tomasz F 12/14/1973 29 7 Fulham Toronto, ON
    10 Friend, Rob F 1/23/1981 6 0 Heerenveen Kelowna, BC
    11 Brennan, Jim M 05/08/1977 43 6 Southampton Newmarket, ON
    12 Gervais, Gabriel D 9/18/1976 8 0 Montreal Impact Brossard, QC
    13 Hutchinson, Atiba M 02/08/1983 20 2 FC Copenhagen Brampton, ON
    14 Grande, Sandro M 9/29/1977 11 1 Molde Montreal, QC
    15 Simpson, Josh D/M 5/15/1983 13 0 Millwall Victoria, BC
    16 Hume, Iain M/F 10/30/1983 14 1 Leicester City Brampton, ON
    17 Occean, Olivier F 10/23/1981 12 1 Lillestrom Brossard, QB

    Staff
    Stephen Hart - Head Coach
    Tony Fonseca - Assistant Coach
    Paul Dolan - Goalkeeper Coach
    Morgan Quarry - Manager
    Vic Mendes - Equipment Manager
    Dave Foley - Physiotherapist
    Garo Demerdjian - Physiotherapist
    Rudy Gittens - Doctor
    Dino Madonis - Head of Delegation
     
  2. jpg75

    jpg75 Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Starting lineup based on the 4-3-3/4-5-1 system last played by Canada:

    ------------Sutton-----------
    Stalteri--McKenna-Reda-Simpson/Brennan
    ---------Hutchinson--Bernier-------
    -------------De Guzman------------
    Hume-----------------------Radz---
    --------------Friend/Occean--------

    I would go with Friend at target forward, Occeans' form has been questionable lately.

    Because of the formation, attacking fullbacks are needed. Stalteri is the obvious choice on the right. Simpson likely on the left due to form, or lack of on Brennans' part (unless he shows otherwise in training). Could see one of the Impact defenders in there somewhere...

    p.s. this is my opinion and i do not read a coaches mind. if you have a different opinion, post your lineup but if you want to argue, f*ck off.
     
  3. cuddles24

    cuddles24 New Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    It will be:

    Stamatopolous
    Stalteri-McKenna, Reda-Simpson
    Hutchinson-Bernier-DeGuzman
    Hume-Radzinski
    Friend-Occean
     
  4. simon99

    simon99 New Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Montreal, Canada
    Interesting lineup and a very strong one.

    Omissions: Lars obviously, Nsaliwa (not a regular but would like to see him given a chance sometime, might be a better idea to bring him for a European friendly and not wasting his time by bringing in Canada and having him playing 5 minutes) the MLS crew, Kluka, DeJong (would like to see him too but he's still pretty young).

    Surprises: Radz, Stalteri and DeGuzman.

    Not sure they should've benn called: Pozniak, Reda, Stama and Gervais.
     
  5. cuddles24

    cuddles24 New Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    So much for any of those who said Lars was soon to emerge back on the MNT.
     
  6. jpg75

    jpg75 Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Anyone going to the game? I might be making the trip down to Montreal next weekend to catch the game...
     
  7. squadra_azzurri

    squadra_azzurri Member+

    Aug 10, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    where is de rosario?

    and hargreaves ;)
     
  8. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    I live in Norway and I believe many here would be surprised that Canada want Kenny Stamatopoulos instead of Lars Hirschfeld.

    Sandro Grande and Marco Reda have played very few matches this season and Olivier Occean`s not been good lately for Lillestrøm.
     
  9. simon99

    simon99 New Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Montreal, Canada
    Do you have any idea why Lars wasn't selected? Did you hear him commenting the situation?

    Like I 've suggested maybe it's an agreement with the coach who wants to start Sutton in Montreal and give the next game to Lars and doesn't want to fly him over since he wont play.

    BTW, it's interesting to note that we'll have 6 days of training prior to this game (I would think that some of the Euro guys will arrive later but it's still a week together for a lot of players). Here's the schedule posted by WinnipegFury on the V's:

    Canada vs. Jamaica
    Monday, September 4 @ 16:00
    Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard - 1000, rue Émile-Journault – Montreal, QC.

    Training Schedule

    Tuesday, August 29
    11-1 Practice at Carleton University (Keith Harris Stadium)
    Wednesday, August 30
    11-1 Practice at Carleton University (Keith Harris Stadium)
    Thursday, August 31
    11-1 Practice at Carleton University (Keith Harris Stadium)

    Travel to Montreal

    Friday, September 1
    11-1 Practice at Centre Claude Robillard
    Saturday, September 2
    11-1 Practice at Centre Claude Robillard
    Sunday, September 3
    11-12 Practice at Centre Claude Robillard

    Monday, September 4
    4:00 p.m. Canada vs. Jamaica

    Please note: The schedule is subject to change, please contact Morgan Quarry
     
  10. cuddles24

    cuddles24 New Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    Lars has not even been one of the 2 goalies at any game for Canada since March 2005. Not for 9 games now. Kenny and Greg have been the two chocies for the last 3 games now. I dont know why anyone should be surprised, since it is what has happened the last multiple times in a row. Expect it to continue.
     
  11. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Norwegian league have matches on August 27 then a break with EURO 2008 qualifiers , next matches September 10. Im sure the Canadians in Norway can leave early for Canada.
     
  12. cuddles24

    cuddles24 New Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    If you're from Norway a plan was put in place 2 years ago to remove Lars from Canadian Soccer. That is why he has not played in 18 months and why he is certain to never play for them again. That is due to the plan put in place 2 years ago, so while it makes sense to others are not, that is how it has been decided long ago to be.
     
  13. TopDogg

    TopDogg Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Please ignore cuddles24.

    He's been watching too many X-Files DVDs lately.
     
  14. cuddles24

    cuddles24 New Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    I dont even watch X-Files. The fact Lars has not played for Canada since March demonstrates the plan that was put in place two years ago perfectly. The plan to remove Lars for Canadian Soccer has been carried out with perfection and any outsider should not expect him to never play for Canada again due to the "plan".
     
  15. Flyin Ryan

    Flyin Ryan Member

    May 13, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Has Canada played a game since March?

    Evil Norweigians! :D
     
  16. cuddles24

    cuddles24 New Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    Sorry I meant March of 2005. Lars has not played for Canada since March of 2005, under a new coach the two guys who have been picked instead of him twice in a row before, now have for a third time in a row. Yet some people still have delusions that Lars will be playing for Canada soon, in fact most people here even somehow believe he is going to start for Canada at the teams next friendly, ROTFL! That is funny.
     
  17. Flyin Ryan

    Flyin Ryan Member

    May 13, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will this game be on the Impact's radio station?
     
  18. Guatefc

    Guatefc New Member

    Jun 1, 2005
    Washington DC
    Nat'l Team:
    Guatemala

    why no De ro
    ??? ONstad???

    how bout that kid who plays for the U 20 and plays for Newcastle
    David Edgar. i heard that kid is huge
     
  19. jpg75

    jpg75 Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Onstad is done with the Nats, i think he's 38 yrs. old now...DeRo and the rest of the MLS guys are not called for some reason, probably end of the MLS season and playoffs coming up? As for David Edgar, he's with the U20's at their camp in Belgium next week.
     
  20. Daniel from Montréal

    Aug 4, 2000
    Montréal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    No.

    I'm guessing no radio unless CSA does a webcast.
     
  21. TopDogg

    TopDogg Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    There will probably be a torrent, as the game will be broadcast nationally on Rogers Sportsnet.
     
  22. TopDogg

    TopDogg Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    The MLS guys are in the midst of a playoff stretch, so Hart left them off the roster.
     
  23. Daniel from Montréal

    Aug 4, 2000
    Montréal
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Pretty much 9-10 of our starting 11, with Kluka and Dero missing.
     
  24. jpg75

    jpg75 Member

    Jun 11, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Couldn't get the time off work. Looks like i'm watching on TV :(

    Anyone check out the training session at Carleton today?
     
  25. simon99

    simon99 New Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Montreal, Canada
    El Hombre on the V's was there. He reported that 11 players were present:

    Stalteri
    Radz
    Mckenna
    Bernier
    Grande
    Stamatopoulos
    Simpson
    Reda
    Pozniak
    Occean
    Brennan

    DeGuzman, Hutchinson, Friend, Hume and the Impact players were missing.
     

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