Jackson, Edwini-Bonsu depart camp. Porter arrives in Seattle.
Canada arrived in Seattle on Monday ahead of the team’s second match of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Mexico on Thursday 11 July (local kick-off 20.00).
Upon arrival, the team was greeted by D.C. United striker Kyle Porter who was called into the camp to bolster Canada’s attacking line.
Porter featured in a Canada U-23 camp in 2012 and recently earned his first cap for the Men’s National Team in January of this year. The 23-year-old Toronto-born attacker has featured in 16 matches for D.C. United in 2013.
Jackson, Edwini-Bonsu leave camp
Striker Simeon Jackson left Canada’s Gold Cup camp on Monday to pursue a club commitment in Europe.
Jackson departed camp with the blessing of the team’s staff.
Fellow forward Randy Edwini-Bonsu also left the Canadian team on Monday due to injury.
The changes leave Canada with a 21-man roster at present. No further call-ups are expected at this time.
CURRENT CANDA ROSTER AT 2013 GOLD CUP
GK- Milan Borjan | TUR / Sivasspor
GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
GK- Simon Thomas | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
D- Marcel de Jong | GER / FC Augsburg
D- David Edgar | ENG / Burnley FC
D- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
D- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
D- Adam Straith | Unattached / sans club
D/M- Nik Ledgerwood | SWE / Hammarby Fotboll
M- Keven Aleman | ESP / Real Valladolid
M- Kyle Bekker | CAN / Toronto FC
M – Julian de Guzman | Unattached / sans club
M- Will Johnson | USA / Portland Timbers
M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | CYP / Alki Larnaca
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / C.D. Santa Clara
M- Samuel Piette | GER / Fortuna Düsseldorf
M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Marcus Haber | ENG / Stevenage FC
F- Kyle Porter | USA / D.C. United
F- Tosaint Ricketts | NOR / Sandnes Ulf
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