Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Canada - Mexico game day post

Canada plays Mexico tomorrow in Edmonton, and I'm not even close to caring about it. Sure, I have bigger things on my mind that I'm not happy about, but a qualifying match when you're already eliminated, players are quitting on the team, and the coach refuses to resign, is hard to get excited about.

The Footie Fool has more on Mitchell being Mitchell.

For now, here are details on where and how to watch the game:

CONCACAF WORLD CUP QUALIFYING GROUP B
CANADA VS MEXICO

15 October 2008

Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta
9 pm ET / 8 pm CT / 6 pm PT

Live on Sportsnet West & Pacific (digital cable only)
Streamed live at Sportsnet.ca

Other likely options for internet streaming video will be found at MyP2P and rojadirecta.

My understanding is that tickets for this match haven't been moving quickly (and I can't blame Edmontonians on this one), but for those going to the match, make it a great send off for Canada's second best player this cycle, Tomasz Radzinski.

There's been a significant shakeup in the Canada roster since Saturday, so it's worth posting the roster again. Of note, Atiba Hutchinson and Rob Friend have been allowed to return to their clubs, and while it's not mentioned in the CSA release, Dwayne De Rosario and Dale Mitchell have agreed to disagree and won't be collaborating in the near future:
But Mitchell lost the services of another player - at least temporarily - after electing not to summon Dwayne De Rosario for Wednesday's game with Mexico following a discussion with the influential Houston Dynamo attacking midfielder.

"It was a good conversation and I prefer to leave it at that," Mitchell said Monday night from Edmonton.
Gbeke has been added while Adrian Serioux returns after having served his suspension. The CSA continues to list Julian de Guzman in the team, but I'll assume that's an error, one of many in those parts.
Player Pos. Team League
Lars Hirschfeld GK CFR Cluj Romania
Dejan Jakovic D Red Star Belgrade Serbia
Mike Klukowski D Club Brugge Belgium
Kevin McKenna D 1. FC Köln Germany
Andre Hainault D FK SIAD Most Czech Rep.
Paul Stalteri D/M Tottenham England
Patrice Bernier M FC Nordsjælland Denmark
Tomasz Radzinski M/F Lierse Belgium
Ali Gerba F Milton Keynes Dons England
Richard Hastings D Inverness CT Scotland
Marcel de Jong D/M Roda JC Netherlands
Adrian Serioux D/M FC Dallas MLS
Chris Pozniak D/M Dundee FC Scotland
Kevin Harmse D/M Toronto FC MLS
Charles Gbeke F Vancouver Whitecaps USL
Iain Hume F Barnsley FC England
Joshua Wagenaar GK Yeovil Town FC England

There are rumblings about a falling out between Hume and Mitchell as well, but I don't want to throw any more shit at the fan, so I'll leave that alone for now.

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