If you can't be bothered to click through, I've given a helpful summary below:
|GK||Lars Hirschfeld||CFR Cluj||Romania||22||0|
|GK||Pat Onstad||Houston Dynamo||MLS||52||0|
|GK||Greg Sutton||Toronto FC||MLS||10||0|
|GK||Joshua Wagenaar||Lyngby BK**||Denmark||1||0|
|M||Patrice Bernier||FC Kaiserslautern||Germany||28||0|
|D||Jim Brennan||Toronto FC||MLS||44||6|
|D||Adrian Cann||Vancouver Whitecaps||USL||1||0|
|M||Julian de Guzman||Deportivo la Coruna||Spain||27||2|
|D/M||Marcel de Jong||Roda JC||Netherlands||1||0|
|M/F||Dwayne de Rosario||Houston Dynamo||MLS||46||13|
|F||Rob Friend||Borussia Monchengladbach||Germany||15||1|
|F||Ali Gerba||FC Ingolstadt||Germany||15||5|
|D||Andre Hainault||Sparta Praha||Czech Rep.||10||0|
|D||Richard Hastings||Inverness CT||Scotland||45||1|
|M||Atiba Hutchinson||FC Copenhagen||Denmark||32||2|
|D||Ante Jazic||Los Angeles Galaxy||MLS||22||0|
|D||Mike Klukowski||Club Brugge||Belgium||11||0|
|M||Issey Nakajima-Farran||FC Nordsjaelland||Denmark||10||0|
|D/M||Tam Nsaliwa||AEK Athens||Greece||11||0|
|M/F||Jaime Peters||Ipswich Town||England||13||0|
|M/F||Tomasz Radzinski||Skoda Xanthi||Greece||37||9|
|D/M||Adrian Serioux||FC Dallas||MLS||11||0|
I could engage in some thoughtful discussion about the roster, discuss the notable omissions (Iain Hume, Kevin McKenna) and surprising or disappointing selections (Adrian Cann and Jaime Peters respectively).
I could break down the professional geography of this team, and point out the large Northern European contingent (8 players between Denmark, Germany, and the Benelux countries, and 2 more if you call Josh Simpson (injured) and McKenna (?)). Or the relatively high number of North American based players (6 MLS players and a fill-in from the second-tier USL).
But instead I'll go negative and worry for a bit what a best-case back four of Stalteri - Hainault - Klukowski - Brennan will do against Brazil. (Mitchell is probably shitting his pants about this as we speak). Or worse, imagine a player like Adriano (he's coming, right?) terrorizing Cann or Hastings.
In the article, Mitchell deflects attention away from getting a result against Brazil (and rightly so) and instead on preparing the team for the 2 game series with St. Vincent and Grenadines. But I'm more interested in the Panama friendly, which apparently will take place behind closed doors. Not literally of course, as I assume they'll play out doors. How we do against Panama will give a good indication of this team's chances against similar (although better) teams like Honduras and Jamaica.
The inclusion of Nsaliwa is more or less awesome as his citizenship swapping in order to bag a wife or achieve a more favourable status in European leagues or some such underhanded dealing could have shut him out of the team for good.
** The club status of Wagenaar is listed as 'unattached' in the CSA presser but we know better.
And here's a link to the CBC story -- there's not really anything new there other than mention of a few players in the Brazil camp. This is purely a cynical ploy to get a few clicks from the feature on CBC articles that links to blog posts. Kind of like an electronic circle jerk.