Simeon Jackson (pictured) was called into Canada's national team that starts on May 18, 2014, in Austria. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Soccer Association)
OTTAWA – Canada named on Friday a 24-player roster for a training camp that starts on May 18 in Austria ahead of a pair of friendlies.
The mostly European-based squad is a mix of experience and youth. Veterans such as Julian de Guzman and Atiba Hutchinson will be joined by up-and-coming youngsters like Bryce Alderson and Keven Aleman.
In its first two games of the year, Canada will face Bulgaria on May 23 in Ritzing, Austria, and will meet Moldova four days later in Mauer, Austria.
This will be the national team’s second camp of 2014. In January, a selection composed mostly of younger players gathered in Sunrise, Florida.
(Training & International Friendlies starting May 18, 2014, in )
GOALKEEPERS: Milan Borjan (no club), Ricky Gomes (Uniao Mentemor/Portugal), Roberto Stillo (Perugia/Italy)
DEFENDERS: David Edgar (Burnley/England), Jeremy Gagnon-Laparé (Impact de Montréal), Luca Gasparotto (Rangers/Scotland), Nik Ledgerwood (MSV Duisburg/Germany), Andre Hainault (FC Aalen/Germany), Manjrekar James (PMFC Matias/Hungary), Tyler Pasher (Kemi Kings/Finland), Daniel Stanese (FC Augsburg II/Germany), Adam Straith (Wehen Wiesbaden/Germany)
MIDFIELDERS: Bryce Alderson (Vancouver Whitecaps/Canada), Keven Aleman (Real Valladolid/Spain), Julian de Guzman (Skoda Xanthi/Greece), Randy Edwini-Bonsu (Stuttgarter Kickers/Germany), Daniel Haber (Apollon Limassol/Cyprus), Atiba Hutchinson (Besiktas/Turkey), Pedro Pacheco (Santa Clara/Portugal), Samuel Piette (Fortuna Dusseldorf/Germany)
FORWARDS: Caleb Clarke (FC Augsburg II/Germany), Simeon Jackson (Millwall/England), Cyle Larin (University of Connecticut/USA), Tosaint Ricketts (Bucaspor/Turkey)