VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that midfielder Russell Teibert has been called up to Canada’s 21-man squad for their upcoming international friendly against Australia.
The match will be played on October 15 at Craven Cottage in London, England – home of Fulham F.C. of the English Premier League.
“This camp and match against Australia will be important as we continue to work on establishing our team’s tactical structure,” said Canadian head coach Benito Floro, who held his first camp last month.
“With each camp we need to continue to build towards specific goals and maintain a certain quality of play. Australia is a strong opponent and will test our latest key learnings.”
Teibert will depart for international duty and October 10 and return on October 16, meaning he is not expected to miss any Major League Soccer action with Whitecaps FC.
The 20-year-old winger has earned five caps with the Canadian senior men’s national team after making his debut in August 2012. He last featured for the Red and White on September 8, playing the full 90 minutes in a scoreless draw with Mauritania.
The two-time Canadian U-17 Player of the Year also started all four of his appearances with the Canadian men’s U-23 side during their qualifying campaign for the 2012 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament.
A graduate of Whitecaps FC’s Residency program, Teibert has emerged into one of the team’s most consistent performers in his third season in MLS. The Niagara Falls, Ont. native has started 18 of his 20 appearances and leads the team with eight assists. He was also recently named 10th in the league's annual 24 under 24 series.
Of note, former ‘Caps striker Marcus Haber and Residency graduate Adam Straith will also participate in the camp. All 21 players on the roster featured in the September camp and matches against Mauritania.
The Canadians last squared off against Australia during the 1993 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Canada was eliminated from FIFA World Cup Qualifiers after falling 1-4 to Australia on kicks from the penalty mark. After each home side won 2-1 in the home-and-away series, the last match went to extra time and then kicks from the penalty mark to decide a series winner.
GK – Milan Borjan | TUR / Sivasspor
GK – Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
D – Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
D – Dejan Jaković | USA / D.C. United
D – Adam Straith | GER / Wehen Wiesbaden
D – Marcel de Jong | GER / FC Augsburg
D – David Edgar | ENG / Burnley FC
D – Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
D/M – Nik Ledgerwood | SWE / Hammarby Fotboll
M – Kyle Bekker | CAN / Toronto FC
M – Dylan Carreiro | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
M – Julian de Guzman | GRE / Skoda Xanthi
M – Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Besiktas
M – Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
M – Samuel Piette | GER / Fortuna Düsseldorf
M/F – Stefan Cebara | Unattached / sans club
M/F – Dwayne De Rosario | USA / D.C. United
M/F – Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
M/F – Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F – Marcus Haber | ENG / Notts County
F – Iain Hume | ENG / Preston North End
F – Simeon Jackson | GER / Eintracht Braunschweig
F – Tosaint Ricketts | NOR / Sandnes Ulf
Bekker, Kyle | 1990 | Oakville, ON, CAN | Oakville SC
Borjan, Milan | 1987 | Hamilton, ON, CAN | Radnicki JP
Carreiro, Dylan | 1995 | Winnipeg, MB, CAN | Clifton Community Club
Cebara, Stefan | 1991 | Calgary, AB & Windsor, ON, CAN | Windsor FC Nationals
de Guzman, Julian | 1981 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Wexford SC
de Jong, Marcel | 1986 | Toronto, ON, CAN |
De Rosario, Dwayne | 1978 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Scarborough Blizzard
Edgar, David | 1987 | Kitchener, ON, CAN | Kitchener SC
Haber, Marcus | 1989 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Dunbar SA
Henry, Doneil | 1993 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Ontario Youth Soccer
Hirschfeld, Lars | 1978 | Edmonton, AB, CAN |
Hume, Iain | 1983 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Rexdale
Hutchinson, Atiba | 1983 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton
Jackson, Simeon | 1987 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Clarkson
Jaković, Dejan | 1985 | Etobicoke, ON, CAN |
Ledgerwood, Nik | 1985 | Lethbridge, AB, CAN | Lethbridge Cosmos
Morgan, Ashtone | 1991 | Toronto, ON, CAN | West End United
Osorio, Jonathan | 1992 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Toronto Futsal League
Petrasso, Michael | 1995 | Woodbridge, ON, CAN | Kleinburg SC
Piette, Samuel | 1994 | Le Gardeur, QC, CAN | Lionceaux de le Gardeur
Ricketts, Tosaint | 1987 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Edmonton Juventus
Straith, Adam | 1990 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Bays United SC
Teibert, Russell | 1992 | Niagara Falls, ON, CAN | Niagara Falls SC