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Canada Plays Ukraine in Friendly Friday

The Canadian Men’s National soccer team will play the Ukrainian national men’s team in an international friendly Friday, October 8, in Kiev.  The Canadian team is coming off a win last month in Montreal over Honduras.

Eighteen players were selected by Canadian Coach Stephen Hart to join the national training camp that began October 1.  Seventeen of the players play professionally in Europe.  The exception is defender Dejan Jakovic, who plays for DC United.  Four players, forwards Marcus Haber and Olivier Occean, along with midfielder Julian Uccello and defender David Edgar, are taking part in their first 2010 Canadian camp.  Coach Hart has expressed his interest in seeing and evaluating as many players as possible during this first year of the new World Cup cycle.

Canadian Roster for Ukraine Friendly

1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball | Edmonton, AB, CAN
2- D- David Edgar | ENG / Burnley FC | Kitchener, ON, CAN
3- D- Marcel de Jong | GER / FC Augsburg | Toronto, ON, CAN
4- D- Dejan Jakovic | USA / DC United | Etobicoke, ON, CAN
5- D- Adam Straith | GER / Energie Cottbus | Victoria, BC, CAN
6- M- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / SV Wehen Wiesbaden | Lethbridge, AB, CAN
7- D- Paul Stalteri | GER / Borussia Monchengladbach | Brampton, ON, CAN
8- M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / CD Santa Clara | Ponta Delgada, POR
10- F- Simeon Jackson | ENG / Norwich City FC | Mississauga, ON, CAN
11- M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | DEN / AC Horsens | Calgary, AB, CAN
12- M- Julian Uccello | ITA / FC Crotone | Woodbridge, ON, CAN
13- M- Atiba Hutchinson | NED / PSV Eindhoven | Brampton, ON, CAN
14- M- Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault | GER / SC Preußen Münster | Montréal, QC, CAN
15- M- Josh Simpson | TUR / Vestel Manisaspor | Victoria, BC, CAN
16- F- Marcus Haber | SCO / St. Johnstone FC | Vancouver, BC, CAN
17- F- Olivier Occean | GER / Kickers Offenbach | Brossard, QC, CAN
20- M- Patrice Bernier | DEN / FC Nordsjælland | Brossard, QC, CAN
22- GK- David Monsalve | FIN / Inter Turku | Brampton, ON, CAN

Head of Delegation / Chef de délegation : Victor Montagliani
Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : Stephen Hart
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Tony Fonseca
Goalkeer Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Paul Dolan
Team Manager / Gérant d’équipe : Morgan Quarry
Equipment Manager / Gérant de l’équipement : Mike Moretto
Equipment Assistant / Adjoint de l’équipement : Ryan Bedic
Doctor / Docteur : Dr. Mike Campbell
Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Ted Tilbury
Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Dave Foley

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