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Canada announces roster for Czech Republic and Slovenia friendlies


Karl Ouimette will have the chance to earn his first national-team cap.

The inclusion of the Montreal Impact defender was the most notable item on national team coach Benito Floro’s roster for friendlies against the Czech Republic (Nov. 15) and Slovenia (Nov. 19).

The roster, announced Friday, also features three unattached players — all-time Canadian leading scorer Dwayne De Rosario, who had his contract option declined by D.C. United last week, Issey Nakajima-Farran and Stefan Cebara.

“From here to the first official games [qualifying matches], it’s important to focus on our level of play,” said Floro in a release issued by the Canadian Soccer Association. “It is necessary to pay attention in how we defend and attack so for me the best result is to take it step by step to improve our level.”

Canada will base its training camp in Austria, before and in between games.

GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Valerenga Fotball
GK- Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / A.I.K.
D- Nik Ledgerwood | SWE / Hammarby
D- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
D- Andre Hainault | GER / VfR Aalen
D- Adam Straith | GER / Wehen Wiesbaden
D- Nana Attakora | USA / San Jose Earthquakes
D- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
D- Marcel de Jong | GER / FC Augsburg
D- Karl W. Ouimette | CAN / Montreal Impact
M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / C.D. Santa Clara
M- Kyle Bekker | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Samuel Piette | GER / Fortuna Dusseldorf
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Stefan Cebara | Unattached / sans club
M/F- Tosaint Ricketts | TUR / Bucaspor
M/F- Simeon Jackson | GER / Eintracht Braunscweig
M/F- Kyle Porter | USA / DC United
M/F- Issey Nakajima-Farran | Unattached / sans club
F- Iain Hume | ENG / Preston North End
F- Dwayne De Rosario | Unattached / sans club

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One Comment

  1. tdelrio

    November 10, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Wondering about Aleman, Edwin Bonsu, Cavallini, Fraser Aird? Any idea as to why they arent included? I loved playing Ricketts out wide and pulling him out of a strikers role. What kind of a player is Pacheco? Seen his name but never seen him play. Thanks

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