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Canada’s U-18s Off to Scotland

Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 20:29:08 +0000 #1
Men’s U-18 Team

Friday, March 31, 2006

Canada’s U-18s Off to Scotland

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Technical Director and Men’s U-18 National Team head coach, Richard Bate, has released his 18-man roster for the team’s upcoming two-game series against Scotland’s Schoolboys.

The Canadian team will arrive in Scotland on April 3rd and play the Scottish Schoolboys team on April 11th and 13th in Banffshire before returning home on the next day.

In April 2005, the Scottish Schools Association travelled to Toronto to play a two-match series against Stephen Hart’s Canada’s U-16 National Team. The two teams drew the first match 2-2 but Canada dominated the second match 3-0 on a spectacular spring day at the Soccer Centre in Vaughan, ON.

The Canadian Soccer Association officially joined the Schoolboys Association Football International Board (SAFIB) in 2002 and together with New Zealand, are the only two non-European nations involved. In addition to the two non-European members, the current SAFIB board is made up of the Schoolboys Associations of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as well as the FA’s of Germany, France, Holland, Israel, Finland, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland.

“We are reciprocating the fixtures with Scotland that were played in Toronto in early 2005,” said Head Coach Richard Bate.

“This tour will give me the first opportunity to coach and assess the Canadian National player under international circumstances, and provide our players and staff the first opportunity familiarize themselves with each other.

“Above all though, it will also allow me to introduce our playing system and game style that we wish to introduce to Canada’s National Youth teams and the National Training Centres. It will be both an interesting and informative international challenge on all fronts.”


April 11 - CANADA vs. Scotland – Kynoch Park, Keith, Scotland – 19:00

April 13 - CANADA vs. Scotland – Princess Royal Stadium, Banff, Scotland – 19:00


# Pos. Name Club DOB Hometown Prov.

1 GK GILL, Jaswinder NTC Praries (ALB) 5-Jan-89 Edmonton AB

2 GK KALONOWSKI, Tim NTC Atlantic (PEI) 31-Jan-89 Charlottetown PEI

3 RFB LASSONDE, Fabrice NTC Quebec 18-Feb-89 Mont-saint-grégoire QC

4 RFB VOLKENANT, Brayden NTC BC 3-Mar-89 Surrey BC

5 RFB SIDRA, Eddie NTC-Praries 20-Feb-89 Edmonton AB

6 LFB MACDONALD, Scott NTC BC 31-Jul-89 Surrey BC

7 CB HABER, Marcus NTC BC 11-Jan-89 Vancouver BC

8 CB SMITH, Liam NTC BC 1-Jan-89 Surrey BC

9 CMDF PEREIRA, Michael NTC Ontario (FC Porto) 9-Mar-89 London ON

10 LWG ROBERTS, Dane NTC Ontario 26-Jan-89 Ajax ON

11 CMDF GIEZEN, Robert NTC BC 10-Mar-89 North Vancouver BC

12 CMDF SMITH, David NTC Atlantic (NB) 23-Mar-89 Halifax NS

13 CMDF BONIFACIO, Brandon NTC BC 29-Jun-89 Vancouver BC

14 RFB OWUSU-ANSAH, Kennedy NTC Ontario 20-Jul-89 Toronto ON

15 RWG ROSA, Sean NTC Quebec 7-Jun-89 Montreal QC

16 CMDF GAUDET, Derek NTC Atlantic (NS) 14-May-89 Bayside NS

17 STK RUTLEDGE, Todd NTC Ontario 30-Jun-89 London ON

18 CMDF GYORIO, Mozesh NTC Atlantic (PEI) 1-Aug-89 Stratford PEI


Richard Bate - Head Coach

Dave Benning - Assistant Coach/Equipment Manager

Doug Redmond - Head of Delegation

Simon Smith - Goalkeeper Coach

Colin Moore - Athletic Therapist

Mike Campbell - Team Doctor

Benjamin Adam - Videographer/IT Specialist

Daniel Michelucci - Assitant National Teams Administrator

Joe MacCarthy2010-05-12 20:35:09 +0000 #2
Men’s U-18 Team

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

U18s Fall to Scotland 1-0

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Men’s U-18 National Team lost 1-0 to the Scottish schoolboys team today in Keith, Scotland.

Field conditions at Kynoch Park were difficult following some heavy rain just prior to the game.

The Canadians almost leaped in front within the first 10 minutes when Fabrice Lassonde just missed his delicate chip to the right of the Scottish goal.

Five minutes later, a Canadian corner kick resulted in a scramble inside the Scottish box but Scotland’s defense managed to scramble it off the line.

Then it was Jaswinder Gill who was called into action when the Scots were rewarded with a free kick at right corner of the 18 yard box. Gill did well to hold the ball, diving to the bottom left hand side to keep the score level.

The second half was more of the same – half chances that could not be steered into the goal.

Then Canada should have grabbed the go-ahead goal with fifteen minutes left to play. A wonderful run from Rutledge down right side was spotted and when the winger made his way to the end line, he swung his cross to the front of the six-yard box where it was met by Brandon Bonifacio who headed the ball of the crossbar.

Then, in the 89th minute, a Scott Macdonald slip allowed the Scots to get in behind the Canadians. Second half substitute goalkeeper Tim Kalinowski challenged the shooter but the attacker delicately lifted the ball over the prone Kalinowski who managed to get a hand to the shot, but the Scots’ Sam MacKay quickly outpaced everyone to the rebound before any Canadian defender to get their foot in.

“I am disappointed to lose in the last minute – Especially since I felt they played well in the first half, said Canadian Head Coach Richard Bate. “The pitch and the Scots age and physical advantage took its toll towards the end of the game but we were naive to get caught out in the last minute.

“Generally speaking, it’s the first time that some of them have played and the fact that it’s the first time that they played together, I think they did quite well under the circumstances.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

International Friendly

Kynoch Park

Keith, Scotland

CANADA – 0 (0)

SCOTLAND – 1 (0)

Goals: CANADA – none; SCOTLAND – MacKay 89

Cautions: CANADA - none; SCOTLAND – none

Expulsions: none

CANADA: 1-Jaswinder Gill (19-Tim Kalinowski, 76); 2-Fabrice Lassonde; 3-Scott Macdonald; 4-Mozesh Gyorio; 5-Marcus Haber; 6-Liam Smith; 7-Sean Rosa (15-Derek Gaudet, 46); 8-Michael Pereira; 9-Todd Rutledge; 10-Dane Roberts (16-Brandon Bonifacio, 46); 11-Kennedy Owusu-Ansah (13-Drew Smith, 68)

Head Coach: Richard Bate (ENG)

Subs not used: 14-Eddie Sidra; 17-Robbie Giezen; 18-Brayden Volkenant



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