Edwini-Bonsu earns full cap for Canada


Vancouver Whitecaps FC striker Randy Edwini-Bonsu made his senior international debut for Canada during Sunday's 1-0 friendly defeat in Jamaica.

The Edmonton, Alberta, native replaced defender Eddy Sidra in the 76th minute of the weekend match in the Jamaican capital of Kingston. As a result, the 19-year-old became the first player from the Whitecaps Residency program to earn a cap with Canada's senior national team.

Edwini-Bonsu was one of five players to make their senior international debut for Canada. Goalkeeper David Monsalve and midfielder Massih Wassey were in head coach Stephen Hart's starting XI, while Nana Attakora and Carlos Rivas also entered the match as second-half substitutes.

Jamaica won the match through a Luton Shelton goal midway through the second half. Canada's best chance came late in the match, but despite being left unmarked, Toronto FC striker Ali Gerba failed to convert from eight yards out.

Edwini-Bonsu will now return to Vancouver and join Teitur Thordarson's squad for the continuation of preseason training, as the Whitecaps men build towards the start of the 2010 campaign.