|Lars Hirschfeld||Rosenborg BK|
|Ledgerwood, Nik||1860 Muenchen|
|Klukowski, Mike||Club Brugge|
|Hainault, Andre||FK SIAD Most|
|De Guzman, Julian||Deportivo La Coruna|
|Stalteri, Paul||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Bernier, Patrice||FC Kaiserslautern|
|Friend, Rob||Borussia Moenchengladbach|
|Hastings, Richard||Inverness CT|
|Nakajima-Farran, Issey||FC Nordsjaelland|
|Hutchinson, Atiba||FC Copenhagen|
|Imhof, Daniel||VfL Bochum|
|Gerba, Ali||IFK Goteborg|
If you're scoring at home, that's Germany - 4, England - 3, Denmark - 2, Norway - 2 (if you count Lars), Spain - 1, Sweden - 1, Scotland - 1, Belgium - 1, Czech Republic - 1, and unattached land at 1 as well.
This is an entirely European-based roster, as was expected, while the September friendly in Toronto against Costa Rica should see more North American players. There is a mix of experience and youth, with Ledgerwood and Begovic possibly in line to receive their first cap, while Paul Stalteri will record his 60th. Tomasz Radzinski is without an employer, after failing to re-sign with Fulham or catch on with any other team over the summer.
Here is how the caps break down:
|De Guzman, Julian||23|
This is a more experienced squad than in some recent matches, with Begovic as the only player from Mitchell's U-20 squad at this summer's World Cup.
If Mitchell doesn't call up a replacement for Hirschfeld, his decision about who to start in goal will be made easy. Begovic, currently playing in the English 3rd tier, would make his first start for the senior squad. A more difficult question to answer is where the goals will come from. Have a look at the scoring output of the roster assembled.
|De Guzman, Julian||2|
Radzinski has been relatively productive for the national team, and Gerba has a decent strike rate with 5 goals in only 12 games. Hutchinson has been scoring well for his club playing in a wide position but has done so less often for Canada. With only 31 goals between them, they will be looking for a player like Rob Friend or Olivier Occean to step up, with help from the midfield. By comparison, Eidur Gudjohnsen has more than half as many goals himself (17) as Canada's entire squad.
I'll post some starting lineup related thoughts in the next few days, as well as info about possible video streams for the match, since it is not being carried on Canadian television.
Any factual mistakes in the data presented are entirely my own. The data source, the CSA, is generally correct factually; their databases deal instead in temporal inaccuracies of several years.