In preparation for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Brazil 2014), the Canadian Men National Team takes on Trinidad and Tobago at Central Broward Regional Stadium in Lauderhill, FL, USA. The 18-man roster for the friendly is as follows
1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
2- M- Nik Ledgerwood | SWE / Hammarby Fotboll
3- M - Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
4- CB- Dejan Jaković | USA / D.C. United
5- CB- André Hainault | USA / Houston Dynamo
6- M - Julian de Guzman | USA / FC Dallas
7- M - Terry Dunfield | CAN / Toronto FC
8- M- Will Johnson | USA / Real Salt Lake
9- F- Tosaint Ricketts |
10- F- Lucas Cavallini | URU / Club Nacional
11- FB- Marcel de Jong | GER / FC Augsburg
12- M- Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault |
13- FB- Ante Jazić | USA / Chivas USA
14- M/F- Evan James | CAN / Impact Montréal
15- CB- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
16- M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / CD Santa Clara
18- GK- Milan Borjan | TUR / Sivasspor
20- M - Patrice Bernier | CAN / Impact Montréal
The Montreal Impact is represented by Patrice Bernier and Evan James, both coming back to '' Les Rouges''. Evan James was part of U23 Canadian National Team that lost , in the semi-final, to eventual Olympic Goal Medal winner, Mexico. Patrice Bernier last call-up for Team Canada was against St. Kitts and Nevis, in a 4-0 win in Toronto.
Stephen Hart , Canadian Head Coach
I'm going to be looking closely at the individual performances
It's a good timing for Patrice Bernier to come back in the squad, among 8 player called up by Hart that did not play with the National Team in June. Bernier is in good form with the Impact and has definitely adapted his game to MLS or at least he is used to style and rhythm of the league.
It's a proof Joey Saputo, Nick De Santis and Jesse Marsch did not get Bernier back home just for marketing purposes but for actual soccer value. The whole situation translates itself into 6 Goals/6Assists in MLS , Player of the Week honors in June and a national team-call up.
Pas pire, pas pire
Broadcast Information via Canada Soccer
As there is no broadcast of the match being produced, the game will not be available on television. Fans can follow the action on Twitter: @CanadaSoccerEN and will be able to watch an extended highlights package of the match on CanadaSoccerTV following the contest.