David C. Posted June 22, 2005 Share Posted June 22, 2005 Men's World Cup Team Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Yallop Names Gold Cup Roster Frank Yallop Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team head coach Frank Yallop today named his 19-man roster for the Gold Cup training camp and international friendly against Honduras on July 2 at Swangard Stadium. He also released his official 23-man roster for the Gold Cup. Only players from the 23-man roster are eligible for the competition. “These 19 players are the ones I plan to use during the tournament,” said Yallop. “If we have to make any changes then we can bring in another player from the 23-man roster. The camp will allow us to get some of our players who have not played in a while get closer to game shape. The game against Honduras will be a perfect warm up for us as it gives us another CONCACAF opponent.” Yallop has selected two USL First Division goalkeepers in Montreal’s Greg Sutton and Vancouver’s Mike Franks as his two goalkeepers. Sutton earned a shutout against Northern Ireland in his last game on February 12, 2005. Franks marks his return to the senior squad for the first time since the 2001 Confederations Cup. He attended a development camp in Florida earlier this month. The Impact have the largest contingent of players with no less than six players selected. Joining Sutton are defenders Adam Braz and Gabriel Gervais as well as midfielders Patrick Leduc and Sandro Grande and forward Ali Gerba. Defender Kevin McKenna is one of the most senior members of the squad with 27 caps. McKenna signed with his old club Energie Cottbus in the off-season after several seasons with Hearts in Scotland. Yallop has again selected a number of players with Scandinavian clubs with three players from Norway: defender Chris Pozniak (Haugesund) midfielder Patrice Bernier (Tromso) and forward Olivier Occean (Odd Grenland). Defender/midfielder Atiba Hutchinson has also been called in from Swedish club Helsingborg. Tranmere Rovers’ forward Iain Hume has been selected along with Millwall midfielders Josh Simpson and Adrian Serioux. Veteran midfielder Jim Brennan (Norwich City) has also been called in and holds the most caps, with 38, among the players named. Another newcomer is midfielder Rhian Dodds who recently re-signed with Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League. Dodds impressed at the training camp in June. Midfielder Jaime Peters has returned from Holland where he competed for Canada at the World Youth Championships and has been selected along with San Jose Earthquake midfielder/forward Dwayne de Rosario. The majority of the squad will assemble in Vancouver on June 27 for a week-long training camp. Some players, including the six Impact players will join up later in the week. Canada will face Honduras on July 2 at Swangard Stadium before traveling to Seattle on July 3. The 23-man roster also includes defender Nevio Pizzolitto, Chicago Fire forward Will Johnson who competed at the FIFA World Youth Championship; New England Revolution midfielder Felix Brillant and Under-20 goalkeeper Josh Wagenaar who played in all three of Canada’s games at the World Youth Championship. Canada opens the tournament against Costa Rica on July 7 at Qwest Field in Seattle. Canadian Roster For International Friendly vs Honduras and Gold Cup Name Pos Club DOB Caps Goals/Shutouts 1 Greg Sutton GK Montreal Impact, USL First Division 4/19/77 2 2 33 Mike Franks GK Vancouver Whitecaps, USL First Division 4/27/77 0 0 2 Adam Braz D Montreal Impact, USL First Division 6/7/81 1 0 3 Chris Pozniak D Haugesund, Norwegian Second Division 1/10/81 12 0 4 Kevin McKenna D Energie Cottbus, German Bundesliga 2 1/21/80 27 8 5 Gabriel Gervais D Montreal Impact, USL First Division 9/18/76 4 0 6 Patrice Bernier M Tromso, Norwegian Premier 9/23/79 8 0 7 Iain Hume M/F Tranmere Rovers, League One 10/20/83 11 0 8 Adrian Serioux M Millwall, English League Championship 5/12/79 5 0 9 Ali Gerba F Montreal Impact, USL First Division 7/27/82 0 0 10 Olivier Occean F Odd Grenland, Norwegian Premier 10/23/81 9 1 11 Jim Brennan M Norwich City, League Championship 5/8/77 38 5 12 Sandro Grande M Montreal Impact, USL First Division 9/9/77 4 0 13 Atiba Hutchinson D/M Helsingborg, Swedish Premier 2/8/83 12 1 14 Dwayne de Rosario M/F San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 5/15/78 29 7 15 Josh Simpson D/M Millwall, League Championship 5/15/83 7 0 16 Patrick Leduc M Montreal Impact, USL First Division 12/26/77 0 0 17 Jaime Peters M Ipswich Town, League Championship 5/4/87 7 0 18 Rhian Dodds M Kilmarnock, Scottish Premier 10/3/79 0 0 Players also on the 23-man roster and eligible for the Gold Cup 19 Nevio Pizzolitto D Montreal Impact, USL First Division 8/26/76 9 0 20 Will Johnson F Chicago Fire, MLS 1/21/87 0 0 21 Felix Brillant M/F New England Revolution, MLS 9/9/80 0 0 22 Josh Wagenaar GK Hartwick College, NCAA 2/26/85 0 0 Staff Victor Montagliani Head of Delegation Frank Yallop Head Coach Stephen Hart Assistant Coach Paul Dolan Goalkeeper Coach Morgan Quarry Team Manager Victor Mendes Equipment Manager Dave Foley Physiotherapist Ted Tilbury Physio/Massage Therapist Earl Cochrane Press Officer Ed Johnson Doctor http://www.canadasoccer.com/eng/media/viewArtical.asp?Press_ID=2232 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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