Canada announces roster for upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Canadian Soccer Association

Canadian Soccer Association

Canada has announced its 18-man roster for the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers against St. Kitts and Nevis on 11 November in Basseterre, SKN and 15 November at BMO Field in Toronto.

Canada needs only one point from its remaining two fixtures in Group D of CONCACAF Round 2 of FIFA World Cup™ qualifying to clinch first place in the pool and secure an entrance into Round 3.

The Canadian coaching staff has elected to make two changes to the squad that took part in the 7:0 win over St. Lucia and the 0:0 draw with Puerto Rico in October.

Nineteen-year-old Matt Stinson has earned his first call-up to the Men’s National Team following a number of impressive performances for Toronto FC. Should Stinson feature in either of the upcoming games he will be the first teenager to have represented Canada in a FIFA World Cup™ Qualifier since Jaime Peters achieved the feat in 2004.

Veteran midfielder Patrice Bernier has been recalled to the squad following an extended absence due to injury. Since his return to fitness, Bernier has been logging regular minutes for Llyngby Boldklub in the Danish Superliga. 

Canada will hope to enjoy the benefits of familiarity in the upcoming matches as 10 players on the current roster have featured in all three camps during Round 2 of FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying.

CANADA 

1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 
2- FB- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / SV Wehen Wiesbaden 
3- FB- Mike Klukowski | TUR / Manisaspor 
5- CB- Adam Straith | GER / FC Energie Cottbus 
6- M- Julian de Guzman | CAN / Toronto FC 
7- M- Matt Stinson | CAN / Toronto 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 | TUR / Manisaspor 
12- M- Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault | GER / SC Preußen Münster 
13- FB- Ante Jazić | USA / Chivas USA 
14- F- Dwayne De Rosario | USA / DC United 
15- CB- David Edgar | ENG / Burnley FC 
16- F- Olivier Occean | GER / SpVgg Greuther Fürth 
17- LB- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC 
20- M- Patrice Bernier | DEN / Lyngby Boldklub 
22- GK- Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK Fotbol

CANADA A-Z 
Beaulieu-Bourgault, Jonathan | 1988 | Île Bizard, QC, CAN | Lac St-Louis 
Bernier, Patrice | 1979 | Brossard, QC, CAN | 
de Guzman, Julian | 1981 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Wexford 
De Rosario, Dwayne | 1978 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | 
Edgar, David | 1987 | Kitchener, ON, CAN | 
Hirschfeld, Lars | 1978 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | 
Jackson, Simeon | 1987 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Clarkson 
Jazić, Ante | 1976 | Bedford, NS, CAN | Bedford Hearts 
Johnson, Will | 1987 | Toronto, ON, CAN & Chicago, IL, USA | 
Klukowski, Mike | 1981 | Oshawa, ON, CAN | 
Ledgerwood, Nik | 1985 | Lethbridge, AB, CAN | 
Morgan, Ashtone | 1991 | Toronto, ON, CAN | West End United 
Occean, Olivier | 1981 | Brossard, QC, CAN | Brossard 
Ricketts, Tosaint | 1987 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | 
Simpson, Josh | 1983 | Victoria, BC, CAN | 
Stamatopoulos, Kenny | 1979 | Markham, ON, CAN | Markham Lightning 
Stinson, Matt | 1992 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Armour Heights SA 
Straith, Adam | 1990 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Bays United SC

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