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Canadians reluctant to represent country
Toronto Globe & Mail, August 31st, 2010 2:32AM

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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.

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