Canada Name Costa Rica Squad

Canadian head coach Dale Mitchell has announced his squad for the international friendly match against Costa Rica next Wednesday.

The former Vancouver Whitecaps head coach has picked 20 players for the September 12 clash at BMO Field in Toronto. The team will be gathering in Toronto this week for training sessions in the lead up to the match.

“It has been some time since the men’s national team has played in Toronto and I believe our players are looking forward to the strong support,” said Mitchell. “We have selected a roster that is capable of continuing the positive play that the team has shown throughout the summer.”

Canada last faced Costa Rica during the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. They defeated the 52nd ranked Costa Ricans 2-1 in the opening match of the group stage back in June.

This match will be the first for the Canadian senior men’s team in Toronto since 2000. It will also be Mitchell’s first game as senior national team head coach on Canadian soil. On August 22, Canada drew 1-1 with Iceland in Mitchell’s debut as head coach.

Single tickets for the match range from $15 to $100 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ca. For special ticket offers for groups of 15 or more, please call the Ticketmaster Sportsline at (416) 872-5000.

Canada squad v Costa Rica (BC players & staff in bold)

1 Lars Hirschfeld GK
2 Daniel Imhof D/M
3 Ante Jazic D
4 Adrian Serioux D/M
5 Andre Hainault D
6 Julian de Guzman M
7 Paul Stalteri D/M
8 Patrice Bernier M
9 Tomasz Radzinski M/F
10 Rob Friend F
11 Jim Brennan D/M
12 Issey Nakajima-Farran M
13 Atiba Hutchinson D/M
14 Dwayne de Rosario M/F
15 Olivier Occean F
16 Ali Gerba F
17 Iain Hume M/F
18 Chris Pozniak D/M
19 Kevin Harmse M
22 Kenny Stamatopoulos GK

Vince Ursini - Head of Delegation
Dale Mitchell - Head Coach
Stephen Hart - Assistant Coach
Nick Dasovic - Assistant Coach
Paul Dolan - Goalkeeping Coach
Vic Mendes - Video Coach
Morgan Quarry – Manager
Mike Moretto - Equipment Manager
Ted Tilbury - Physiotherapist
Garret Kusch - Massage Therapist