DeRo will suit up again against the United States
Former Houston Dynamo midfielder Dwayne De Rosario will return to his old stomping grounds in Houston as part of the 22-man roster named by Canada interim head coach Colin Miller for the friendlies against Denmark and the United States.
DeRo won consecutive MLS Cups in 2006 and 2007 with the Houston Dynamo, capturing MLS Cup MVP honors in the second championship. He headlines a squad that is full of players looking to establish themselves with the National Team, a very similar approach taken by U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
“One of our key objectives for this camp is to look towards the future and give some of our young players a chance,” said Colin Miller. “We expect the young players to come in very hungry and looking to show well for the future of the Men’s National Team.”
Eight players featured in Canada’s Men’s U-23 team at the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament that handed the U.S. a costly 2-0 loss in Nashville.
The Canadians first take on Denmark on January 26 in Tucson before traveling to Houston for the game against the USA at BBVA Compass Stadium (TICKETS).
Canada Roster by Position
Goalkeepers (3): Lars Hirschfeld (Valerenga), Roberto Stillo (Genoa), Simon Thomas (unattached)
Defenders (6): Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC), Nana Attakora (FC Haka), Dejan Jakovic (D.C. United), Doneil Henry (Toronto FC), Mason Trafford (IFK Mariehamn), Andres Fresenga (Racing Club de Montevideo)
Midfielders (9): Matt Stinson (Toronto FC), Evan James (unattached), Emmanuel Gomez (Club Atletico Griffa), Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault (unattached), Russel Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps), Kyle Bekker (Toronto FC), Terry Dunfield (Toronto FC), Philippe Davies (Richmond Kickers), Nik Ledgerwood (Hammarby)
Forwards (4): Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Tosaint Ricketts (Sandnes Ulf), Frank Jonke (FF Jaro), Kyle Porter (FC Edmonton)