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Wales v. Canada friendly May 30

Wales roster:

Goalkeepers: Paul Jones (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Danny Coyne (LeicesterCity), Mark Crossley (Fulham), Martyn Margetson (Cardiff City).

Defenders: James Collins (Cardiff City), Mark Delaney (Aston Villa), Rob Edwards (Aston Villa), Andy Melville (West Ham United), Danny Gabbidon (Cardiff City), Robert Page (Sheffield United), Rhys Weston (Cardiff City), Adie Williams (Reading), Darren Barnard (Grimsby Town), Ben Thatcher (Leicester City).

Midfielders: Simon Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Carl Fletcher (Bournemouth), Gareth Roberts (Tranmere Rovers), Paul Parry (Cardiff City), Robbie Savage (Birmingham City), Jason Koumas (West Bromwich Albion), Carl Robinson (Portsmouth), Gary Speed (Newcastle United), David Vaughan (Crewe Alexandra), John Oster (Sunderland).

Strikers: Robert Earnshaw (Cardiff City), Neil Roberts (Wigan Athletic), Ryan Giggs (Manchester United), Chris Llewellyn (Wrexham), Christian Roberts (Bristol City), Eifion Williams (Hartlepool United).
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I wonder if the Welsh will be fired up, because of their appeals to get into the Euro Finals was shot down
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where are they playing?
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where are they playing?
In Wrexham, north Wales.
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Guess we still cant get those European countires to come here
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They pay us more to go there than we could raise with ticket money here. ANd we have to pay them too.
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Guess we still cant get those European countires to come here
Hell, we have enough trouble getting our own Europe-based players to come here!

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Name Pos. Club D.O.B. Caps Goals/Shutouts
Lars Hirschfeld GK Unattached 10/17/78 16 4
Pat Onstad GK San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 1/13/68 38 15
Chris Pozniak D/M Haugesund, Norwegian First Division 1/10/81 10 0
Jason deVos D Wigan Athletic, English First Division 1/2/74 43 3
Kevin McKenna D Heart of Midlothian, Scottish Premier 1/21/80 21 6
Mark Watson D Charleston Battery, A-League 9/8/70 70 0
Ante Jazic D/M Rapid Vienna, Austrian First Division 2/27/76 5 0
Daniel Imhof M St. Gallen, Swiss First Division 11/22/77 21 0
Marc Bircham M Queen’s Park Rangers, English First Div. 5/11/78 15 1
Mike Klukowski M La Louvière, Belgian First Division 5/27/81 1 0
Jim Brennan M Norwich City, English Premier 5/8/77 33 3
Atiba Hutchinson M Helsingborg, Swedish Premier Division 3/8/83 4 0
Julian deGuzman M Hannover 96, German Bundesliga 3/25/81 6 0
Iain Hume M/F Tranmere Rovers, English Second Div. 10/20/83 3 0
Tomasz Radzinski F Everton, English Premier 12/14/73 19 5
Paul Peschisolido F Derby County, English First Division 5/25/71 48 9
Dwayne de Rosario F San Jose Earthquakes, MLS 5/15/78 17 3
Olivier Occean F Odd Grenland, Norwegian First Division 10/23/81 0 0

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no Stalteri?
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Stalteri will be in Germany celebrating with his Werder Bremen teammates after they win the German Cup on May 29.
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Who is Olivier Occean?

Olivier Occean is a 22 year old striker from Brossard, Quebec.

He played one match for the Olympic (U-23) men’s team, against Honduras, May 30, 2002, but otherwise is uncapped for Canada.

Occean was drafted in the January 2004 SuperDraft by the New York Metrostars of the MLS, after a stellar college career at Southern Connecticut State University. In three seasons he had 57 goals and 12 assists for the college team.

In 2002 and 2003 he was a first-team All-American selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He was the 2003 Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year and was a first team NE-10 selection in each of his three seasons.

Occean preferred to play in Europe, however, and when offered a three-year contract by Odd Grenland of the Norwegian first division in March, he felt it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. So far he has scored 3 goals in 4 matches for the Norwegians.
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Defender Jason de Vos, out of contract at Wigan Athletic, has signed a three-year deal with English First Division side Ipswich Town.

That means he's available to play in Canada's first round of World Cup qualifying against Belize next month in Kingston, Ont., as well as the friendlies against Wales and the San Jose Earthquakes (June 5).
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Should be a close game.

Wales will win 1-0, or 2-1, either way, likley on a late goal.
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not on TV eh? :rollani:

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Well, Wales indeed beat Canada 1-0. Sucks how there was no TV coverage. I was looking forward to watching it. Seems if the games are away, no chance of seeing them. (friendlies anyways)
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why not a chance tho. What does it take to buy the feed off skysports, bbc or whoever is showing it in the UK and have our cheeseball commentators do the game.

sounds like we were dominated from what I read at skysports.com

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Wales 1 Canada 0

Wales made it four games unbeaten since their bitter Euro 2004 exit thanks to Paul Parry's first half header.

The Cardiff midfielder, who has made a dramatic rise from Conference football with Hereford to the international stage this season, grabbed his first goal for his country on only his third appearance.

But although Wales, who had Ryan Giggs on for all but the final seconds to the delight of the Racecourse Ground crowd, dominated and wasted a lot of chances, tiredness and loss of concentration robbed them of a substantial victory.

Canada grew in confidence, with Tomasz Radzinski's runs causing problems, as the second half progressed, but Wales finished reasonably comfortable winners in the end.

A season that started with hopes of Portugal ended with a somewhat low key performance, but with international football back in North Wales for the first time in five years, the locals were just delighted to see their heroes.

Giggs returned for Wales after missing the midweek draw in Norway, but boss Mark Hughes opted to leave the captaincy with Aston Villa's Mark Delaney, who had the duty for the first time in Oslo.

The inclusion of Giggs caused the Canadians considerable problems.

He and Craig Bellamy provided a swift, mobile front partnership and the quality to match.

Canada were forced to defend, leaving Radzinski to try his pace against Danny Gabbidon, who needed to be alert against one of the Premiership's quickest front men.

But Wales were set on providing a spectacle for Wrexham's first full international for five years, and the Racecourse Ground had it's biggest crowd of the season with fans still streaming in 30 minutes after the start.

Every touch from Giggs was met with roars, and it was his 10th-minute corner, swirling in from the right, that almost helped break the deadlock with Carl Fletcher arriving to meet it at the far post and see his header smack against a post.

And it was Fletcher's astute chip down the right that paved the way for Parry's goal on 20 minutes. Bellamy got to the byline to collect the pass and chipped beyond the far post for Parry to head his first goal for his country, back across the stranded Pat Onstad.

At this point Canada were in danger of being overrun with Giggs giving them the runaround. He lifted one effort inches wide and then curled a free kick from the right that forced Onstad to hurl himself to fingertip the effort wide of the far post.

But sloppy defending gave Canada the chance to equalise. Twice Danny Coyne saw clearances charged down, first by Dwayne De Rosario and then Radzinski, with the ball bouncing just wide on both occasions.

Wales though should have made it 2-0 close to the break. Parry intercepted a clearance and instantly fed Bellamy, who was clear in the box only to try to curl his shot around Onstad and see the 36-year-old keeper save well to his left.

Cardiff keeper Martyn Margetson won his first cap at 32 for Wales, coming on at the break for Coyne, while Canada brought on Paul Peschisolido and Marc Bircham for Jim Brennan and Atiba Hutchinson.

De Rosario, Bircham and then Julian De Guzman all had decent chances to pull Canada level while Wales continued to waste chances at the other end, John Oster blazing high when Bellamy and Giggs set him up.

Tiredness and lack of concentration was spreading through the Welsh ranks, and Radzinski and Peschisolido threatened to take advantage.

Tranmere's Iain Hulme saw a curling 25 yard free kick flash wide, before Robert Earnshaw came on for Parry, allowing Giggs to switch to the left. A curling effort from him after a jinking run almost secured a second goal and Bellamy shot wide after breaking clear.

Bellamy wasted two more good chances and Giggs curled an effort wide before Margetson was forced into an excellent save to beat out a Bircham effort.

Giggs then came off to a standing ovation, allowing Chris Llewelyn on in front of his home fans.

Teams

Wales: Coyne (Margetson 46), Delaney, Collins, Gabbidon, Thatcher, Robinson (Edwards 79), Fletcher, Oster, Parry (Earnshaw 68), Giggs (Llewellyn 90), Bellamy.

Subs Not Used: Williams, Barnard, Gareth Roberts, Vaughan, Neil Roberts.

Goals: Parry 21.

Canada: Onstad, Imhof, Jazic, Watson, De Vos, De Guzman, Hume (Occean 79), Hutchinson (Bircham 46), Radzinski (McKenna 72), De Rosario (Klukowski 84), Brennan (Peschisolido 46).

Subs Not Used: Hirschfeld.

Att: 10,805

Ref: P McKeon (Ireland).
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Who is Olivier Occean?

Olivier Occean is a 22 year old striker from Brossard, Quebec.

He played one match for the Olympic (U-23) men’s team, against Honduras, May 30, 2002, but otherwise is uncapped for Canada.

Occean was drafted in the January 2004 SuperDraft by the New York Metrostars of the MLS, after a stellar college career at Southern Connecticut State University. In three seasons he had 57 goals and 12 assists for the college team.

In 2002 and 2003 he was a first-team All-American selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He was the 2003 Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year and was a first team NE-10 selection in each of his three seasons.

Occean preferred to play in Europe, however, and when offered a three-year contract by Odd Grenland of the Norwegian first division in March, he felt it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. So far he has scored 3 goals in 4 matches for the Norwegians.
Olivier was in one of my classes a few years back.
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Olivier was in one of my classes a few years back.
Were you his teacher or a fellow student?
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