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Barbados v Canada friendly Jan. 18
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
Yallop Releases Roster For Camp and Barbados Friendly
Canadian Men’s coach Frank Yallop today announced his 15-player squad for a training camp in Ft. Lauderdale and an international friendly against Barbados on January 18.
The players will assemble in Ft. Lauderdale on January 12 and join members of the Olympic team who are currently preparing for the upcoming Final Round of Olympic Qualifying in Mexico, February 2-12. Yallop will add one or two players from the Olympic team for the friendly in Barbados in Bridgetown on January 18 before returning to Florida on January 19 and continuing the camp until January 23.
“This camp will give me an opportunity to evaluate a combination of young and older players as we set out sights on World Cup Qualifying this summer,” said Yallop. “It will also allow some new players to show their abilities and it’s a great way to get started.”
The squad is comprised almost exclusively of North American based players with the exception of Patrice Bernier who is on his winter break with Moss FK in Norway and Olympic team captain Chris Pozniak who is on trial in Norway. Bernier earned his first two senior caps against the Czech Republic and the Republic of Ireland in November.
The Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact are both represented by four players with Nick Dasovic, Carlo Corazzin, Jeff Clarke and Johnny Sulentic from Vancouver and Nevio Pizzolitto, Martin Nash, Greg Sutton and Gabriel Gervais from Montreal.
This is Clarke’s first selection since May, 2002 when he was called up for a friendly against Switzerland while Sulentic earns his first senior call-up. Both were members of the Olympic team during qualifying in 2000. Pizzolitto and Nash are currently playing indoor soccer with the Cleveland Force and the Dallas Sidekicks respectively, while Sutton and Gervais will be making their first appearances with the senior national side. Sutton, named the A-League Goalkeeper of the Year in 2003, was also with the 2000 Olympic team and earned one cap against Jamaica. Gervais has been named an A-League First Team All-Star team in each of the last two seasons.
Edgar Bartolomeu, a defender with the New York/NJ MetroStars in MLS, has also earned his first call up. Born in Angola, Bartolemeu has obtained Canadian resident status and resides in Toronto in the off-season. He spent two seasons with the Toronto Lynx in 1999 and 2000.
Yallop has also chosen MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Pat Onstad and strike Dwayne de Rosario from the MLS champions San Jose Earthquakes.
Rounding out the squad is veteran defender Mark Watson, who leads all active players with 69 caps, and defender Carl Fletcher who has represented Canada 40 times at the World Cup level.
Canadian Roster For Florida Training Camp and Barbados Friendly
Name Position Club Date of Birth Caps Goals/Shutouts
Pat Onstad GK San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 1/13/68 38 15
Greg Sutton GK Montreal Impact, A-League 4/19/77 0 0
Nevio Pizzolitto D Cleveland Force/Montreal Impact 8/26/76 6 0
Mark Watson D Charleston Battery, A-League 9/8/70 69 0
Gabriel Gervais D Montreal Impact, A-League 9/18/76 0 0
Carl Fletcher D Unattached 12/26/71 40 2
Edgar Bartolomeu D New York/New Jersey MetroStars, MLS 9/14/76 0 0
Chris Pozniak D/M Örebro, Swedish Premier 1/10/81 9 0
Nick Dasovic D/M Vancouver Whitecaps, A-League 12/5/68 60 2
Martin Nash M Dallas Sidekicks/Montreal Impact 12/27/75 29 2
Jeff Clarke M Vancouver Whitecaps, A-League 10/18/77 19 1
Ive (Johnny) Sulentic M Vancouver Whitecaps, A-League 12/24/79 0 0
Patrice Bernier M Moss FK, Norwegian Premier 9/23/79 2 0
Carlo Corazzin F Vancouver Whitecaps, A-League 12/25/71 57 10
Dwayne de Rosario F San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 5/15/78 17 3