Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Canadians reluctant to represent country
Toronto Globe & Mail, August 31st, 2010 2:32AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  canada

MOST COMMENTED

Canada returns to Toronto's BMO Field for the first time in almost two years when it faces Peru Saturday and then heads to Montreal to play Honduras on Sept. 7. Paul Stalteri will break Randy Samuel's record of 82 caps if he plays in both games for Canada, but much of the attention is on players who won't be there.

Canada's chances of contending for a berth at Brazil 2014 may depend on its ability to convince three youngsters to play for the national team: David Hoilett (Blackburn Rovers), Teal Bunbury (Kansas City Wizards) and Jonathan de Guzman (Real Mallorca).

Hoilett is also eligible to play for Jamaica. Bunbury's father, Alex, played for Canada, but the 2009 College Player of the Year grew up in Minnesota and is eligible to play for the USA. De Guzman committed to play for the Netherlands, where he learned his soccer, but he's never played for the senior national team, making him eligible to join his brother Julian in playing for Canada.

Owen Hargreaves most famously shunned Canada to play for England after leaving Calgary as a youth.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Xavi: I Want to be Like Pep     
In an interview with Spanish paper El Pais, Barcelona midfielder Xavi reveals that he wants to ...
Report: Odegaard to Sign for Bayern Munich    
Norwegian wonderkid Martin Odegaard turned 16 on Wednesday, and reports in Germany claim that the Stromsgodset ...
Report: Falcao Wants to Stay, United Unsure    
In an interview with the Guardian, Radamel Falcao says he wants to stay at Manchester United, ...
Real Coasts into Club World Cup Final     
Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Isco bagged the goals as Real Madrid coasted into ...
Mourinho Hails Fabregas as Blues Cruise into Semis    
Jose Mourinho singled out Cesc Fabregas for praise following the Spanish midfielder's man-of-the-match performance in Chelsea's ...
Howard Amends Book Following Friedel Dispute    
USA No. 1 Tim Howard accepts that Brad Friedel did not try to block his move ...
Saints Lose Fifth Straight     
Southampton lost its fifth-straight game in all competitions on Tuesday as League One side Sheffied United ...
Ander Herrera: I Have Never Fixed Games     
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists that he has never been involved in game-fixing after he ...
Roma Fury at Fine, Garcia Ban     
AS Roma on Monday was fined 20,000 euros ($25,000) and its coach Rudi Garcia was banned ...
Report: Actual Cost of Suarez's Barca Move: $315 Million     
Luis Suarez's move from Liverpool to Barcelona last summer topped Goal.com's 2014 Goal Transfer List study, ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives