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Canada vs. Costa Rica: Game Thread

Join your favourite WTR writers (including one live in Edmonton) here as Canada plays what appears to be their one and only warm up game before the Gold Cup in June, starting at 8pm!

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2013 International Friendly
6pm MT (8pm ET), May 28 2013
Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta

Sportsnet West/Ontario/East/Pacific

Referee TBA
Assistants TBA
Last Meeting 7/10/2009 (Miami), CAN 2-2 CRC
Weather Thundershowers, 21°C
Wind SE 14 km/h

Canada from: al-Shaibani, Borjan, Thomas; Morgan, Hainault, Straith, Henry; Ledgerwood, de Guzman, Issey Nakajima-Farran, Pacheco, Osorio, Bekker, Piette; Ricketts, Marcus Haber, Cebara, Edwini-Bonsu, Daniel Haber.

Costa Rica from: Briceno, Pemberton; J. Acosta, Umana, Meneses, J. Smith, K. Waston, K. Soto; P. Herrera, Osvaldo Rodriguez, Ariel Rodriguez, Al. Guevara, Y. Tejada; Y. Ruiz, K. Cunningham, A. Aguilar, Arrieta.

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Hello from Edmonton! We're back live again this evening...well, some of us anyway, but more on that a little later.

The Canadian men return to a happy hunting ground for the national teams, in the Alberta capital -- yes, it was only a few years ago TFC found some joy here. But this old plastic pitch; yea, the same that the Eskimos play on, the Canadians have found much joy. From the glories of Sinclairs past, let's just say...Canada does well here. And given the opponent, Canada will have a task ahead of them.

The interim coach will be looking to find some talent, picking out the best for the Gold Cup coming up in just over a month's time. Colin Miller's got some picking to do, and with the likes of Morgan, Bekker, Henry and's a matter of picking who will be playing on the pitches of the wild, wild west in July.

The Costa Ricans have a busy month of World Cup qualifying ahead of them, and have brought their hands accordingly -- Chivas fans may remember Michael Umana, and most TFC fans will recognize Jairo Arrieta. But otherwise, many of the opponents play on this side of the Atlantic. Canada...well, you can tell, not so much.

So join us LIVE here starting at around 7:30 for the latest squad news and banter from the stadium, with all of your favourite WTR writers and friends -- while I will be live at Commonwealth bringing you the latest rumblings of the game. Stay tuned to here, and watch my Twitter feed for the latest as we watch this game unfold!