Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
No DeRo in Canada squad
June 25th, 2013 8:02PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  canada, gold cup

MOST COMMENTED

[GOLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Interim head coachColin Miller named Canada’s 22-man Gold Cup training squad -- one additional player will be announced by the Thursday deadline -- and there is one notable omission. Dwayne De Rosario, the 2011 MLS MVP, is not in the squad that includes eight players who haven't played the Gold Cup or World Cup qualifying.

“My thoughts were to try and find a mixture, a blend of youth and one or two senior players in the group,” Miller told Canadian reporters. “I’m excited to work with the guys and I can’t wait to get going.”

Miller said he spoke with De Rosario about his decision to take a younger group.

“It was just a case of numbers with Dwayne," said Miller, "but I saw certainly in the future, you know, Dwayne’s going to be a good age at that point when the next World Cup qualifying comes around. He was disappointed, as you would imagine, but it was something that I felt in this particular group it was a fantastic opportunity to talented young players.”

Another omission that may have explained why only 22 players were announced: 20-year-old Lucas Cavallini, turned down a call-up for “personal reasons" to remain in Uruguay, where he plays.

Canada opens training for the Gold Cup Wednesday in Oxnard, Calif.

Canada Roster:
Goalkeepers (3):Milan Borjan (Sivasspor/Turkey), Lars Hirschfeld (Valerenga/Norway), Simon Thomas (Vancouver Whitecaps).
Defenders (6):Nik Ledgerwood (Hammarby/Sweden), Adam Straith (unattached), Doneil Henry (Toronto FC), Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC), Marcel de Jong (Augsburg/Germany), David Edgar (Burnley/England).
Midfielders (9): Kyle Bekker (Toronto FC), Julian de Guzman (unattached), Issey Nakajima-Farran (Alki/Cyprus), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), Samuel Piette (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany), Keven Aleman (Real Valladolid/Spain), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers), Pedro Pacheco (Santa Clara/Portugal), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps).
Forwards (4):Randy Edwini-Bonsu (unattached), Marcus Haber (Stevenage/England), Tosaint Ricketts (Sandnes Ulf/Norway), Simeon Jackson (unattached).


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
TV Report: Sounders-NYCFC game draws 616,000 viewers    
The Seattle Sounders-New York City FC game averaged 616,000 viewers on ESPN, the most for an ...
What They're Saying: Jim Curtin    
"Jesse was upset with the referees, obviously. Maybe lost his temper a bit, but I've seen ...
Video Pick: Stephen Colbert on Iceland over England    
On the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host opened his monologue with a recap of ...
What They're Saying: Paris dog owner Lindsey Kent    
"Oliver is happy to mingle with people if they're friendly. But he feels a little scared ...
NASL: More rebuilding by Miami FC -- Kwadwo Poku    
Miami FC, the NASL expansion club that finished last in the Spring Season, continued its spending ...
MLS Countdown: Birnbaum back for long road slog    
A four-game road trip starts Friday for D.C. United and the return of defender Steve Birnbaum ...
MLS Moves: Fire and Gilberto part ways    
The bizarre saga of Gilberto in MLS has come to an end, allowing the Chicago Fire ...
U.S. Open Cup: PC move triggers Strikers' upset win    
The NASL Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, who had never beaten an MLS team going back to their ...
MLS Countdown: Injury bug bites Irwin again, Bono in goal    
Forced out of game against Orlando City last weekend, Toronto FC goalkeeper Clint Irwin will miss ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I realized quickly I'm not a naturally energetic, outgoing, outspoken kind of person. I have pretty ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives