fire_spin168 (fire_spin168) wrote in ontd_football,

Your friendly neighbourhood Canadian Men's National Team

Canada MNT 101 50.5

translation: everything I know, I learned from google.

I think there's a metaphor to be had about my increasing levels of CanMNT nerdiness and shrinking icebergs floundering in the middle of nowhere. Without further ado, I present google images picspam of the CanMNT Gold Cup roster, also known as that team that is playing the USMNT tomorrow. Naming all the players so that way you don't have to say, "that guy with crazy hair" to describe Julian de Guzman.

1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball

18- GK- Milan Borjan | SRB / FK Rad

Borjan seems to have become a recent fan favourite when he revealed why he decided to play for Canada when he could've played for Serbia.

22- GK- Haidar Al-Shaïbani | FRA / Nîmes Olympique

Am not sure if he actually exists since 80% of all the pictures I found were of DeRo :/


2- D/M- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / SV Wehen Wiesbaden

3- D/M- Mike Klukowski | TUR / Manisaspor

Well, every Canadian team needs someone to rock a mullet!

4- CB- Kevin McKenna | GER / FC Köln

5- CB- André Hainault | USA / Houston Dynamo

15- D- Dejan Jakovic | USA / DC United; out with injury, David Edgars has been called up as an emergency back up.

20- D- Jaime Peters | ENG / Ipswich Town FC

6- M- Julian de Guzman | CAN / Toronto FC

7- M- Terry Dunfield | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

8- M- Will Johnson | USA / Real Salt Lake

11- M- Josh Simpson | TUR / Vestel Manisaspor

12- M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / CD Santa Clara

13- M- Atiba Hutchinson | NED / PSV Eindhoven

19- M- Marcel de Jong | GER / FC Augsburg

21- M- Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault | GER / SC Preußen Münster

23- M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | DEN / AC Horsens

9- F- Rob Friend | GER / Hertha BSC

10- F- Ali Gerba | CAN / Impact Montréal

14- F- Dwayne De Rosario | USA / New York Red Bulls

16- M/F- Tosaint Ricketts | ROM / FC Politehnica Timiþoara

17- M- Simeon Jackson | ENG / Norwich City FC

Promotion maker + Ultimate home maker = ~ * magical * ~

Okay, so now you can link faces to names, here are some links of interest if you want to get to know them a bit more:

Long Balls - A Canadian Soccer News feature that provides a weekly insight to how CanMNT players are doing overseas. Similar to Across the Pond by Red Nation Online.

Speaking of RNO, they have some excellent Gold Cup coverage, check out their pre-Gold Cup interviews.

Scouting tactics? RNO also has an interesting article on Coach Stephen Hart's possible formations. If you don't feel like reading,'s Formation Geek and Stephen Hart play with a subuteo table discuss tactics and preview the match against the USA in this video.

Canada usually does quite well in the Gold Cup, hell we even won it once against all odds.

If you want to see more pictures of our national teams, check out the CSA's Flickr :)

Right, I've spent waaaay too long on this, going to bed. Allez les rouges!


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