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Zambrano picks a Canadian side filled with national-team newbies for friendly against El Salvador


Canadian national team coach Octavio Zambrano, as expected, will field what will be a very experimental line up when Canada faces El Salvador October 8 in Houston.

The roster was revealed Friday, and features six players who have yet to get a Canadian cap;  Louis Beland-Goyette, Caniggia Elva, Milovan Kapor, Kris Twardek, Kwame Awuah and Jordan Schweitzer.

Twardek’s inclusion into the national side was announced by his club side, Millwall FC, earlier in the week.

Kapor is a veteran who has been in Spain and Slovakia, but currently plays his club football in Israel.

Awuah was drafted by NYCFC of MLS, but has been used, ahem, sparingly by the club. He has been an unused sub a lot of the time, and has just 15 minutes of game action this season. If he plays on Oct. 8, he could log more minutes in a Canada shirt against El Salvador than he has for NYCFC all season long.

Elva is a St. Lucia-born, Calgary-raised who is with Stuttgart II, but previously had some interest from Arsenal.



1- GK- Simon Thomas | NOR / FK Bodø/Glimt

2- FB- Juan Córdova | CHI / CD Huachipato

3- FB- Kwame Awuah | USA / New York City FC

4- CB- Dejan Jaković | USA / New York Cosmos

5- CB- Milovan Kapor | ISR / Hapoel Hadera FC

6- M- Samuel Piette | CAN / Impact Montréal FC

7- M- Jordan Schweitzer | USA / Orlando City B

8- M- Scott Arfield | ENG / Burnley FC

9- F- Anthony Jackson-Hamel | CAN / Impact Montréal FC

10- F- Cyle Larin | USA / Orlando City SC

11- W- Tosaint Ricketts | CAN / Toronto FC

12- W- Kris Twardek | ENG / Millwall FC

13- FB- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / Louisville City FC

14- W- Caniggia Elva | GER / VfB Stuttgart II

15- CB- Adam Straith | GER / VfL Sportfreunde Lotte

16- W- Fraser Aird | SCO / Dunfermline Athletic

17- W- Raheem Edwards | CAN / Toronto FC

18- GK- Jayson Leutwiler | ENG / Blackburn Rovers

19- CB- Steven Vitória | POL / Lechia Gdańsk

20- FB- Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers

21- M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC

23- M- Louis Béland-Goyette | CAN / Impact Montréal FC

24- M- Keven Aleman | CRC / CD Saprissa

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One Comment

  1. john ander

    September 29, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    no nathan ingam???

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