Now that our Gold Cup glories are behind us and the World Cup remains just a dream, the next big event to look forward to is the 2004 Olympics.
The Olympic men's team
has already started training camp in Mexico, and will play some friendlies this week against local teams.
They will get together again in May in Fort Lauderdale and in June they will play a couple of games with a Caribbean or Central American team.
The present training squad is for the North American based players (not the likes of Tam Nsaliwa, Wyn Belotte, Julian de Guzman, Terry Dunfield, Chris Pozniak, etc.). Here's the list - see anyone you recognize?
Pieter Meuleman (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Dennis Kindel (Simon Fraser)
Alim Karim (PSA Toronto)
Adam Braz (Montreal Impact)
Mathieu Savaria (Fairleigh Dickinson-USA)
Rocco Placentino (Montreal Impact)
Gaspare Borsellino (Montreal Impact)
Chris Williams (University of Mobile-USA)
Justin Thompson (Fairfield-USA),
Chris Lemire (Calgary Storm)
Olivier Occean (South Connecticut St.-USA)
Rob Friend (UC-Santa Barbara-USA)