Miller Announces Finland Roster

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team interim Head Coach Colin Miller today announced his 18-player roster for the international friendly against Finland on October 11 in Tampere, Finland. The game will be shown on Rogers Sportsnet on tape delay. The squad includes several players who have not played for Canada in some time. Defender Mark Watson and striker Paul Peschisolido return to the team for the first time since playing against Malta in November 2001. Watson is coming off winning his first A-League championship with the Charleston Battery and will be looking to add to his 68 caps while Peschisolido is in his third season with Sheffield United of the English First Division.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Men’s World Cup Team interim Head Coach Colin Miller today announced his 18-player roster for the international friendly against Finland on October 11 in Tampere, Finland. The game will be shown on Rogers Sportsnet on tape delay.

The squad includes several players who have not played for Canada in some time. Defender Mark Watson and striker Paul Peschisolido return to the team for the first time since playing against Malta in November 2001. Watson is coming off winning his first A-League championship with the Charleston Battery and will be looking to add to his 68 caps while Peschisolido is in his third season with Sheffield United of the English First Division.

Marc Bircham is another player to join the team after a long period away. Bircham has not played since a friendly against Egypt in April 2001. He was part of the Confederations Cup team but did not play. He is a regular starter with Queen’s Park Rangers in the English Second Division.

Ante Jazic has also been chosen. Jazic was called up to the national team for the friendly against Germany on June 1, 2003 but missed the game due to injury.

Tomasz Radzinksi will be making his first appearance since the international friendly against Scotland in October, 2002. Radzinski missed out on a number of friendlies and the 2003 Gold Cup due to injury.

Pat Onstad and Lars Hirschfeld have been named as the goalkeepers. Onstad is enjoying a career year in San Jose where he has led the Earthquakes to first place in the MLS West Division, establishing a team record for shutouts. Hirschfeld is expected to play in a reserve game for Tottenham on Tuesday after recovering from hamstring problems.

Miller has also named Nick Dasovic as his assistant coach for the game.

Canadian Roster For International Friendly Against Finland

NametPositiontClubtDate of BirthtCapstGoals/Shutouts
Pat OnstadtGKtSan Jose Earthquakes, MLSt1/13/68t37t15
Lars HirschfeldtGKtTottenham Hotspur, English Premiert10/17/78t13t4
Paul FenwicktDtHibernian, Scottish Premiert8/25/69t31t0
Mark WatsontDtCharleston Battery, A-Leaguet9/8/70t68t3
Tam NsaliwatD/MtJahn Regensburg, German Bundesliga 2t1/28/82t12t0
Richard HastingstD/MtMV Maastricht, Dutch Second Divisiont5/18/77t33t1
Kevin McKennatD/FtHeart of Midlothian, Scottish Premiert1/21/80t18t6
Chris PozniaktD/MtOrebro, Swedish Premiert1/10/81t9t0
Iain HumetM/FtTranmere Rovers, English Second Divisiont10/20/83t2t0
Ante JazictD/MtRapid Vienna, Austriant2/27/76t2t0
Jim BrennantMtNorwich City, English First Divisiont5/8/77t33t3
Jason BenttMtPlymouth Argyle, English Second Divisiont3/8/77t30t0
Paul StalteritMtWerder Bremen, German Bundesligat10/18/77t44t6
Daniel ImhoftMtSt. Gallen, Swiss First Divisiont11/22/77t18t0
Marc BirchamtMtQueen’s Park Rangers, English Second Div.t5/11/78t13t1
Paul PeschisolidotFtSheffield United, English First Divisiont5/25/71t45t9
Tomasz RadzinskitFtEverton, English Premiert12/14/73t16t3
Dwayne de RosariotFtSan Jose Earthquakes, MLSt5/15/78t16t2
Staff
Andy SharpetHead of Delegation
Colin MillerttHead Coach
Nick DasovicttAssistant Coach
Kevin MuldoonttEquipment Manager/Goalkeeping Coach
Greg BayttPhysiotherapist/Massage Therapist
Dave FoleyttPhysiotherapist/Massage Therapist
Morgan QuarryttDirector of Communications/Men’s World Cup Team Manager
Sanjay GuptattDoctor

For more information please contact:
Morgan Quarry (613) 237-4580 ext: 230 or media@soccercan.ca
Richard Ivan (613) 237-4580 ext.: 242 or rivan@soccercan.ca
Visit our web site at www.canadasoccer.com

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