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Official Team Canada Soccer Thread 

Post#1 » by LittleOzzy » Sun May 20, 2012 4:43 pm

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Canada has announced its preliminary roster in advance of its 2012 Centennial Match and FIFA World Cup Qualifiers this June. Canadian head coach Stephen Hart has selected 22 players for the 11-day preparatory camp that runs 21-31 May in USA. The team then travels to Toronto for its 100th anniversary match against USA on 3 June at BMO Field.

Canada faces USA at home on 3 June in Toronto in a Centennial Match (a Men's International Friendly), Cuba away on 8 June in Havana in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, and Honduras at home on 12 June in Toronto in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.


1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
2- D- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / SV Wehen Wiesbaden
3- FB- Mike Klukowski | TUR / Manisaspor
4- CB- Kevin McKenna | GER / FC Köln
5- D - André Hainault | USA / Houston Dynamo
6- M - Julian de Guzman | CAN / Toronto FC
7- F- Iain Hume | ENG / Preston North End FC
8- M - Will Johnson | USA / Real Salt Lake
9- F- Tosaint Ricketts | ROM / FC Politehnica Timişoara
10- F- Simeon Jackson | ENG / Norwich City FC
11- M- Josh Simpson | SUI / Berner Sport Club Young Boys
13- M- Atiba Hutchinson | NED / PSV Eindhoven
14- M - Dwayne De Rosario | USA / D.C. United
15- CB- David Edgar | ENG / Burnley FC
16- M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / CD Santa Clara
17- F- Olivier Occean | GER / SpVgg Greuther Fürth
18- GK- Milan Borjan | TUR / Sivasspor
19- LB- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
20- M- Samuel Piette | Unattached / sans club
21- D - Ante Jazić | USA / Chivas USA
22- GK- Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK Fotbol
23- M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | AUS / Brisbane Roar FC
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Post#2 » by MaliBrah » Sun May 20, 2012 6:09 pm

why cant the team get hoilett to play?
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Post#3 » by kdawg32086 » Sun May 20, 2012 9:58 pm

Issey Nakajima-Farran is a beast. He was one of my favorites to watch in the A-league this year.
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Post#4 » by LittleOzzy » Sun May 20, 2012 10:13 pm

nmabdi28 wrote:why cant the team get hoilett to play?


I have almost given up on him.

If Hoilett can't see the importance of the upcoming games, trying to earn a place in the World Cup then I don't see him ever wanting to suit up for Canada.
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Post#5 » by MaliBrah » Mon May 21, 2012 3:26 am

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nmabdi28 wrote:why cant the team get hoilett to play?


I have almost given up on him.

If Hoilett can't see the importance of the upcoming games, trying to earn a place in the World Cup then I don't see him ever wanting to suit up for Canada.

ah it's him that declining the invitations? dont know much about the canadian team but isnt playing in the world cup every young players desire? I would agree with you on that if he keeps refusing to play then i dont want him to represent us
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Post#6 » by LittleOzzy » Mon May 21, 2012 3:29 am

He has refused once or twice already but has been talking about joining the team more recently. I still don't see it happening though. He should want to be a part of this run in hopes of making the World Cup. We have some very important games coming up.

He has also toyed with playing for Jamaica, and England.
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Post#7 » by LittleOzzy » Fri May 25, 2012 12:05 am

Canadian international Josh Simpson suffers broken leg

Canadian international midfielder Josh Simpson has broken his leg playing for BCS Young Boys against FC Basel in Switzerland.

The injury is a blow for Canada, which had called Simpson up for the next round of World Cup qualifiers starting in June.

Simpson was hurt in a tackle just before halftime of Wednesday's game.


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Post#8 » by Relentless88 » Fri May 25, 2012 2:00 am

Didn't Julian De Guzman say his brother might finally be interested in playing for Canada? Hoilett and Jonathan De Guzman would definitely help us out.
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Post#9 » by LittleOzzy » Sat Jun 2, 2012 2:29 pm

US-Canada rivalry getting "personal" with some players

To say the Canada-US rivalry has been one-sided for the past few decades would be something of an understatement.

Heading into Sunday’s game at BMO Field in Toronto (7 pm ET, NBC Sports Network, Sportsnet, LIVE CHAT on MLSsoccer.com), the Americans are riding an unbeaten streak that spans 27 years. While the US-Mexico rivalry reigns supreme among North American nations and perhaps in all of CONCACAF – the 49th parallel rivalry is still a matter of great pride for both teams.

“It’s always a biggie,” Canadian forward Simeon Jackson said at a press conference Friday. “They’re our next-door neighbors. Usually next-door neighbors don’t like each other when it comes to derbies, but it’s always going to be intense.”

The last time Canada won a game between the two countries, Igor Vrablic scored both goals as Canada picked up a 2-0 win at BC Place in Vancouver in 1985. Since then, the closest Canada have come is a loss on penalty kicks in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup and a handful of draws.

“For me at a personal level, I’ve played with one of their teammates – Julian de Guzman – for a few years and it means a lot to me to be able to beat him,” joked American defender Steve Cherundolo. “There was always a little bit of talk back and forth, so it’s an important game for me personally.”

Sunday’s game is part of the centennial celebrations of the Canadian Soccer Association. Canada’s first game after the organization formed as the Dominion of Canada Football Association was a 1-0 win over the United States.


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Post#10 » by jerrod » Sat Jun 2, 2012 3:55 pm

i bet we let you guys win that first win, just to be nice

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Post#11 » by 5DOM » Mon Jun 4, 2012 12:03 am

These two teams have two of the best shirts
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Post#12 » by LittleOzzy » Mon Jun 4, 2012 12:44 am

Dare I say we have looked like the better team most of the match?

Both teams with lots of chances but I think we have looked like the more organized team with better attacks.
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Post#13 » by LittleOzzy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:35 pm

Canadian-born Jonathan de Guzman pledges Dutch allegiance

Much to the frustration of many Canadian soccer fans across the country, the Canadian men's national team has one less quality player it'll be able to count on.

Jonathan de Guzman has made up his mind, and he wants to play for Netherlands.

"My goal is to make the [Netherlands] team for the World Cup in 2014," de Guzman told The Score on Tuesday at BMO Field, where he was watching the Canadian team take on Honduras.


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SCREW HIM! I hope he never touches the pitch in a Dutch uniform.
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Post#14 » by LittleOzzy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:37 pm

Oh he also made this announcement while at BMO Field in a Team Canada jacket.

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Post#15 » by MitchellUK » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:48 pm

I doubt he ever will get picked by Holland. If you look at their squad for the current Euros, only Kuyt and Van Bommel of the midfielders and forwards are older than 29. Most of them are in their prime or entering it, and will still be that way by the time the 2014 World Cup comes around. Then they have a bunch of fringe midfielders and forwards like Wijnaldum, Siem de Jong, John, Anita, Maher, Lens, Emmanuelson and others who are ahead of him in the pecking order right now and many of whom are likely to improve over the next couple of years.

I admire his ambition, but I really don't see it happening and it's a shame he doesn't want to play for the country of his birth.
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Post#16 » by duppyy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:03 pm

So does Canada have a good shot of advancing to the next round?
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Post#17 » by LittleOzzy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:07 pm

YounG GunneR wrote:So does Canada have a good shot of advancing to the next round?


I think we have a pretty good shot, we are currently sitting in 2nd.
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Post#18 » by LittleOzzy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:59 pm

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Post#19 » by GREY 1769 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:49 am

I'm confused. I thought the last game got us a spot in the WC, but it just keeps our hopes alive, then?
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Post#20 » by Geddy » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:58 am

I think Hoilett will commit to Canada after he signs a club deal. Jamaica is slightly higher in the rankings but Canada seems to have a lot of promise heading forward.
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