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Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 18:35:58 +0000 #1
Men's National Team

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Canada Takes On Jamaica This Labour Day in Montreal

Canada's starting eleven against USA in January

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association is pleased to announce that the Men's National Team will play a home and away series of international friendlies against Jamaica this fall.

The first match between the two nations is scheduled for Monday, September 4 (Labour Day) at 4:00 p.m. in Montreal at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.

The second match will take place in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday, October 8th. The kick off time is still to be determined.

Canada has fared very well against the Reggae Boyz in recent history, outscoring the islanders 14-6 with five wins and only one loss in eleven meetings between the two countries. The last encounter took place on September 2, 1999 in Toronto with Canada's Jim Brennan scoring the only goal of the match in the 53rd minute.

"This is a very good two game series versus Jamaica. They are a quality team with some very good players so we are excited about the challenge,” said Canadian head coach Frank Yallop.

“We are also looking forward to playing in Canada, especially in Montreal, where we hope to continue our recent run of good performances"

Canada is now undefeated without allowing a goal in their last three friendlies since November 16, 2005 with a 1:0 win over Luxembourg, a 0:0 draw with the United States on January 22nd, 2006 in San Diego, California, and most recently a 2:0 win over Austria on March 1st, 2006 in Vienna, Austria.


Canada vs. Jamaica

Monday, September 4 @ 4:00 p.m.

Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard - 1000, rue Émile-Journault – Montreal, QC, Canada

Sunday, October 8 @ TBD - Kingston, Jamaica

tdr2010-05-12 18:50:16 +0000 #2
Canada to play series with Jamaica

Mar. 29, 2006. 03:27 PM


TORONTO — The Canadian men's soccer team will play a home and away series with Jamaica this fall.

The Canadian Soccer Association said Wednesday that Canada will host the Reggae Boyz on Sept. 4 in Montreal with the return match in Kingston, Jamaica, on Oct. 8.

Jamaica is ranked 45th in the world by FIFA, 40 places above Canada.

Both games fall on international match days, when top leagues shut down to allow national team play.

The Labour Day game at Claude-Robillard Stadium will be the first home game for Canada since July 2, 2005, when the Canadian men were beaten 2-1 by Honduras in a friendly in Burnaby, B.C.

It will also be the first game for Canada in Montreal since a 3-0 loss to Turkey in June 1995. Canada has played 93 times since then.

Canada's all-time record against Jamaica is 5-5-1. The last time the two teams met was Sept. 2, 1999, in Toronto, with Canada winning 1-0 on a Jim Brennan goal.

"They are a quality team with some very good players, so we are excited about the challenge," Canadian head coach Frank Yallop said in a statement.

Canada is undefeated in its last three games, beating Luxembourg 1-0 in November, drawing 0-0 with the U.S. in January and defeating Austria on March 1.

Like Canada, Jamaica failed to qualify for the World Cup in Germany. The Jamaicans finished third in their semifinal group in the CONCACAF region, behind the U.S. and Panama.
tdr2010-05-12 19:05:19 +0000 #3
Canada should win these games
Calif2010-05-12 19:58:08 +0000 #4
Yeah I think Canada should have no problem winning this game!
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 19:45:51 +0000 #5
Men's National Team

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hart Announces Roster for Labour Day Friendly against Jamaica in Montreal

Ottawa, Ontario – Interim Canadian National Team head coach Stephen Hart has announced his 18-player roster for the Jamaica friendly on Monday, September 4 (Labour Day) at 4:00 p.m. in Montreal at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard.

The match marks the team’s first appearance in Montreal in over 11 years; the last being a 3:0 loss to Turkey on June 7, 1995.

This will be Hart’s first match in charge of the Canadian National Team since being named interim head coach on July 12, 2006. Hart has been Canada’s Under-17 head coach since December 2001.

Hart’s roster definitely has a Montreal connection as six players are either from the area or are current or past players of the Montreal Impact of the United Soccer League (USL). Current Impact players are goalkeeper Greg Sutton, and defenders Adam Braz, and Gabriel Gervais. Past Impact players are Patrice Bernier who is currently with Tromso in Norway and Sandro Grande playing with Molde also of Norway; both are from Montreal. Forward Olivier Occean, also a native of Montreal, was named 2006 player of the year in Norway while playing for Lillestrom.

Goalkeeper Kenny Stamatopolus (Tromso) will join Sutton on the roster.

Hart has called upon defenders Kevin McKenna (Energie Cottbus, Germany), Chris Pozniak (Haugesund, Norway), Marco Reda (Sogndal, Norway), Paul Stalteri (Tottenham, England), and Josh Simpson (Kaiserslauten, Germany) to join Braz and Gervais on the back line.

Rounding out the midfielders on the roster is Jim Brennan (unattached) who scored the first and eventual winning goal in the 2:0 win over Austria, Julian de Guzman (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain), Iain Hume (Leicester City, England), and Atiba Hutchinson (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Joining Occean up front are strikers Rob Friend (Heerenveen, Holland) and Tomasz Radzinski (Fulham, England).

Canada is currently undefeated since a very respectable 2-1 loss to Spain on September 3rd, 2005. They have not allowed a goal in their last three friendlies since November 16, 2005 with a 1:0 win over Luxembourg, a 0:0 draw with the United States on January 22nd, 2006 in San Diego, California, and most recently a 2:0 win over Austria on March 1st, 2006 in Vienna, Austria.

Against Jamaica, Canada’s is even after 11 encounters with five wins, five losses, and one draw, but the Canucks lead in goals 14-6. In their last encounter on September 2, 1999 in Toronto, Canada won the friendly 1-0.

“I think everyone is looking forward to this game,” said Hart “There has not been a senior national team men’s game in Montreal for many years and that just adds to the anticipation.”

Tickets are priced at $25.00 for the Grandstand seats (Reserved) and $15.00 for the Bleacher and End zones seats (General Admission) plus applicable taxes and are available through Admission at (514) 790-1245 or 1-800-361-4595, online at , or by calling the Montreal Impact ticket office at (514) 328-3668.

The Quebec Soccer Federation and its members are able to purchase General Admission tickets at a special rate of $10.00 by contacting the Quebec Soccer Federation at (450) 975-3355 ext. 3908.

Prior to the match, the squad will assemble in Ottawa for a three day training camp from August 29-31 prior to departing for Montreal where they will make their final preparations.

Joining Hart is Tony Fonseca as Assistant Coach, he is the Technical Director of the Vancouver Whitecaps and former Whitecaps head coach. He played for Benfica and was capped for Portugal.

Following the Labour Day clash, both teams will meat again in Kingston, Jamaica for a second match scheduled for October 8th.

An international friendly is currently being planned for in the fall of 2006 in Europe. Information regarding this match will be released when the details have been finalized.

Canada vs. Jamaica

Monday, September 4 @ 16:00

Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard - 1000, rue Émile-Journault – Montreal, QC.

Stephen Hart – Bio

On December 21, 2001, Stephen Hart was hired as Canada’s U-17 National Team head coach. Hart had been the Technical Director for Soccer Nova Scotia since 1993 and was the Director of the Atlantic Region National Training Centre in Halifax.

Hart was chosen as Interim head coach of the Men’s National team in July following the departure of Frank Yallop in June 2006.

Holder of a CSA 'A' License, Hart has been an instructor in the CSA coaching development program since 1992. His coaching experience covers a wide spectrum, having coached at the senior and youth levels, both, male and female. He has coached three Canada Games teams and several provincial teams in the last 11 years. He was an assistant coach with the Canadian Men’s Under-17 Team at the 2001 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament for the Under-17 World Championships. In 2003, Hart was a member of the U-20 National Team coaching staff that lost in the Quarterfinals of the FIFA World Youth Championships in UAE and most recently was the first assistant with the men’s national team since 2005.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Hart played for Texaco in the National Football League and the San Fernando Strikers in the local Premier League. In 1980 he was selected to the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Later that year he moved to Canada to attend St. Mary’s University.

Stephen lives in Halifax with his wife Lynn and daughters Eilish, Keva and Yara.


# Player POS DOB Caps G/S Club Hometown

1 Sutton, Greg GK 4/19/1977 7 3 Montreal Impact Montreal, QC

22 Stamatopoulos, Kenny GK 8/28/1979 4 2 Tromso Markham, ON

2 Braz, Adam D 06/07/1981 7 0 Montreal Impact St. Laurent, QC

3 Pozniak, Chris D/M 01/10/1981 15 0 Haugesund FK Aurora, ON

4 McKenna, Kevin D/F 1/21/1980 33 9 Energie Cottbus Calgary, AB

5 Reda, Marco D 6/22/1977 4 0 Sogndal Woodbridge, ON

6 Bernier, Patrice M 9/23/1979 16 0 Tromso Brossard, QC

7 Stalteri, Paul M 10/18/1977 50 6 Tottenham Hotspur FC Brampton, ON

8 de Guzman, Julian M 3/25/1981 15 0 Deportivo La Coruna Scarborough, ON

9 Radzinski, Tomasz F 12/14/1973 29 7 Fulham Toronto, ON

10 Friend, Rob F 1/23/1981 6 0 Heerenveen Kelowna, BC

11 Brennan, Jim M 05/08/1977 43 6 Unattached Newmarket, ON

12 Gervais, Gabriel D 9/18/1976 8 0 Montreal Impact Brossard, QC

13 Hutchinson, Atiba M 02/08/1983 20 2 FC Copenhagen Brampton, ON

14 Grande, Sandro M 9/29/1977 11 1 Molde Montreal, QC

15 Simpson, Josh D/M 5/15/1983 13 0 Kaiserslautern Victoria, BC

16 Hume, Iain M/F 10/30/1983 14 1 Leicester City Brampton, ON

17 Occean, Olivier F 10/23/1981 12 1 Lillestrom Brossard, QB


Stephen Hart - Head Coach

Tony Fonseca - Assistant Coach

Paul Dolan - Goalkeeper Coach

Morgan Quarry - Manager

Vic Mendes - Equipment Manager

Dave Foley - Physiotherapist

Garo Demerdjian - Physiotherapist

Rudy Gittens - Doctor

Dino Madonis - Head of Delegation
Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 21:05:22 +0000 #6
Canucks prepare for Jamaica


(CP) - Assembling the Canadian soccer team is never easy. Just ask interim coach Stephen Hart.

In preparing a squad for Monday's friendly against Jamaica in Montreal (4 p.m. ET), the Canadian Soccer Association was unable to secure the services of MLS players Dwayne De Rosario and Adrian Serioux (Houston) and Ante Jazic (Los Angeles).

Houston, with games Wednesday and Saturday, is looking to improve its position in the run-up to the playoffs while Jazic is injured.

Mike Klukowski (FC Brugge, Belgium) was also unavailable. Fellow midfielder Atiba Hutchinson (FC Copenhagen, Denmark) was invited to camp but picked up a knock in a club game on the weekend.

To make matters worse, the Montreal Impact declined to release goalkeeper Greg Sutton and defenders Adam Braz and Gabe Gervais until after its USL game Thursday night in Portland.

Striker Iain Hume (Leicester City, England) did make it to Canada but has been laid low by dental problems.

"It's a situation that you just have to live with. You just sort of get on with it," Hart said Wednesday of the challenge in bringing Canada's talent together. "There's no sense crying about it. We all know the situation with the players and the clubs and it's been going on for ever, it seems.

"I'm under no real illusion. It's very difficult for players to come in and play for an interim coach that they really might be thinking might not be there at the end. But I'm not asking them to play for Stephen Hart. They've been asked to play for Canada. It's the first game in Montreal in 11 years and I think they should really relish the opportunity and enjoy the game."

Hart, who was an assistant to former coach Frank Yallop with the senior squad and runs the under-17 team, has not applied for the vacant Canadian coaching job. He has not ruled it out, either.

"I'm a coach. Obviously to coach the country's national team is a huge honour," he said from Ottawa where the team was training before leaving for Montreal on Thursday. "You want to make sure that things are right, that allow you to have success. It's not just about things on the field."

He is currently looking at three games as interim coach and wants to see how it goes. Canada visits Jamaica for a rematch on Oct. 8 and is negotiating to play a friendly in Europe in November. Hart declined to name the potential opponent, saying the contract had yet to be finalized.

Hart hopes to bring players who didn't make it into the squad this time for the game in Jamaica - and then pick his team for the third game based on what he saw in the first two.

"You can't invite everybody, obviously," he said. "We have three games, I thought I would sort of share it around. ... I'd like to give some other players a chance to prove themselves."

Midfielder Jim Brennan is in camp. He's currently without a team, but Hart says the former Bristol City, Nottingham Forest, Norwich and Southampton player is looking good.

Striker Tomaz Radzinski (Fulham, England) and fullback Paul Stalteri (Tottenham, England) are also with the squad.

Midfielder Julian de Guzman (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain) arrived in Ottawa on Tuesday night.

"It's a good group," said Hart. "They've trained well."
benfica642010-05-12 20:32:45 +0000 #7
GO Canada GO lets kick some ass!!!!!!!!!!!
Xizor2010-05-12 20:41:25 +0000 #8

Originally Posted by Calif_CHIVAS

Yeah I think Canada should have no problem winning this game!

Don't underestimate Jamaica!



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