The squad for Canada's two games in September against St Lucia, and Puerto Rico was announced today, and is as follows, via the CSA website.
1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
2- D- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / SV Wehen Wiesbaden
3- M- 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- M- Terry Dunfield | CAN / Toronto FC
8- M- Will Johnson | USA / Real Salt Lake
9- M/F- Tosaint Ricketts | ROM / FC Politehnica Timişoara
10- M- Simeon Jackson | ENG / Norwich City FC
11- M- Josh Simpson | TUR / Manisaspor
12- D- Ante Jazic | USA / Chivas USA
13- M- Atiba Hutchinson | NED / PSV Eindhoven
14- F- Dwayne De Rosario | USA / DC United
15- D- Dejan Jakovic | USA / DC United
16- F- Olivier Occean | GER / SpVgg Greuther Fürth
17- M/F- Iain Hume | ENG / Preston North End FC
20- D- Jaime Peters | ENG / Ipswich Town FC
22- GK- Milan Borjan | TUR / Sivasspor
I like it, plenty of bigger names from over in Europe like Simeon jackson and Atiba Hutchinson are included, so it seem like they're taking these game seriously and not trying to sneak wins with a weakend squad. Hopefully we can get points on the board and wrap up qualifying early, so we can play nice with the European clubs and not have to bring everyone over in November. One gripe I'd have is that I'd include some younger players who aren't cap tied yet to bring on late if the game's in the bag.
The first game's on Friday September 2nd at BMO Field, Get tickets here, and here's Darlington legend Jason De Vos to help persuade you.