[CANADA] Patrice Bernier, whose play has been instrumental in the Montreal Impact's five-game winning streak, has returned to the Canadian national team. The 32-year-old midfielder, who was left off the squad in June for the first two qualifiers, is one of nine MLS players in Coach Stephen Hart's 21-player squad for the upcoming qualifying series against Panama.
"I tried as much as possible to go with the players who are playing and look to where we may need the most reinforcement and just go from there," said Hart.
GOALKEEPERS (3):Lars Hirschfeld (Valerenga, Norway), Milan Borjan (Sivasspor, Turkey), Kenny Stamatopoulos (AIK Stockholm, Sweden).
DEFENDERS (7): Ante Jazic (Chivas USA), Kevin McKenna (FC Cologne, Germany), Andre Hainault (Houston Dynamo), Marcel de Jong (FC Augsburg, Germany), Dejan Jakovic (D.C. United), David Edgar (Burnley, England), Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Nik Ledgerwood (Hammarby, Sweden), Julian de Guzman (FC Dallas), Terry Dunfield (Toronto FC), Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake), Atiba Hutchinson (PSV, Netherlands), Pedro Pacheco (Santa Clara, Portugal), Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact).
FORWARDS (4): Tosaint Ricketts (Poli. Timisoara, Romania), Simeon Jackson (Norwich City, England), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Olivier Occean (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany).