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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 2011, 19:42 Thread Starter
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Canadian 2011 Gold Cup Team

De Rosario, de Guzman head Canada Gold Cup roster

Hart's list includes MLSers Hainault, Johnson and Dunfield

Canada take on Ecuador in a friendly at BMO Field in Toronto on June 1 before kicking off the Gold Cup six days later against the United States at Ford Field in Detroit.

Lars Hirschfeld (Vålerenga, Norway), Milan Borjan (FK Rad, Serbia), Haidar Al-Shaïbani (Nîmes Olympique, France)

Nik Ledgerwood (SV Wehen Wiesbaden, Germany), Mike Klukowski (Unattached), Kevin McKenna (FC Köln, Germany), Andre Hainault (Houston Dynamo), Dejan Jakovic (D.C. United), Jaime Peters (Ipswich Town, England)

Julian de Guzman (Toronto FC), Terry Dunfield (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake), Josh Simpson (Vestel Manisaspor, Turkey), Pedro Pacheco (CD Santa Clara, Portugal), Atiba Hutchinson (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Simeon Jackson (Norwich City FC, England), Marcel de Jong (FC Augsburg, Germany), Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault (SC Preußen Münster), Issey Nakajima-Farran (AC Horsens, Denmark)

Rob Friend (Hertha Berlin, Germany), Ali Gerba (Montreal Impact), Dwayne De Rosario (New York Red Bulls), Tosaint Ricketts (FC Politehnica Timişoara, Romania)
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De Rosario, de Guzman head the roster? These days the way the team has been playing without them, they're lucky to be on it.
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Gold Cup: Canada drop pretense, want revenge vs. US

Sting of 2007 semifinal loss still there for Hutchinson, de Guzman

DETROIT — After four long years, Canada finally get a shot at redemption against the United States.

The last time the two sides faced each other was in the semifinal round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007, a game that ended in controversy. Midfielder Atiba Hutchinson — having intercepted a ball headed backward by American defender Oguchi Onyewu — thought he had leveled the score in stoppage time, but referee Benito Archundia rescinded the goal due to an offside call by his assistant.

The decision left the Canadian players shocked, and it allowed the Americans to advance to the final — a game they won over archrivals Mexico.

Four years later, and the Canucks say that the ending to that game still stings.
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The national team is an embarrassment to Canadian soccer fans.

Unable to score a single goal in open play throughout three games, we have crapped out once again from the Gold Cup.

Anyone who wants to see winning Canadian soccer, played by people who know how to score goals, should watch the FIFA Women's World Cup, which starts in 12 days.
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Gold Cup: Canada "devastated," head home ruing missed chance

1-1 tie with Panama eliminates Canucks, who now look ahead towards W.Cup qualifiers

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Canada came into this Gold Cup with arguably its greatest base of talent in men’s national team history. They leave with their tail between their legs, eliminated at the group stage for the first time in three tournaments.

In the minutes immediately after their 1-1 draw with Panama on Tuesday at Livestrong Sporting Park that effectively knocked them out — even before the US win over Guadeloupe that officially put the nail in the Maple Leaf coffin — there was one simple word to sum it all up: disappointment.

“We were so close,” Vancouver midfielder Terry Dunfield lamented to “No one wants to go home and ... it’s back to the Whitecaps now.”

Canada were barely 60 seconds from securing a victory over Panama when Luis Tejada poked home a goalmouth scramble in second-half stoppage time that evened up matters and saw the Red Tide clinch top spot in Group C. As Panama celebrated wildly, Canada stood around in disbelief, knowing they blew their chance to go on.

But they also know they shot themselves in the foot time and again in their three group-stage games by continuously failing to put the ball in the back of the net against the US, Guadeloupe and Panama. Canada failed to score a single goal in the run of play in this tournament, their only two strikes coming from the penalty spot courtesy of Dwayne De Rosario.

“At the end of the day, if you don’t score, you don’t win,” head coach Stephen Hart said in the postgame press conference. “Simple as that.”
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Gold Cup Commentary: Questions still linger for Canada

After surprising Gold Cup flop, Canucks have issues to address

Despite a veteran-heavy team with loads of CONCACAF experience, Canada crashed out of the Gold Cup on Tuesday night after giving up a late goal to draw Panama 1-1 in the final game of the group stage.

The early exit represents Canada’s worst showing at the continental championship since 2005, a stunning outcome for a side full of optimism heading into this year’s tournament.

With the Canadians’ lackluster performance in the books, a number of questions come to mind ahead of World Cup qualification, which begins for the Canucks in September of this year.
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