Canada National Team
With another key round of World Cup qualifiers looming Tuesday night, we check in on D.C. United’s senior internationals.
Dwayne De Rosario (Canada @ Panama 8:00 p.m.)
Here’s what to keep an eye on Friday as a trio of D.C. United players represent their respective national teams in World Cup Qualifying:
Hamdi Salihi (Albania – Cyprus - 2:30)
D.C. United announced today that midfielder Dwayne De Rosario and defender Dejan Jakovic have both been called up to the Canadian Men’s National Team. The two previously were called up for a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Cuba (6/8/12) and a friendly against the U.S. Men’s National Team (6/3/12).
De Rosario has started all of United’s 20 matches this season, tallying five goals and a League-best 10 assists. While with Canada, De Rosario has scored 19 goals in 69 international appearances.
Moments after his national team finished off a goal-less
draw against Honduras in World Cup qualifying action on Tuesday night, Dwayne
De Rosario was – much like he is in the aftermath of any D.C. United match – at
the epicenter of the gathered media’s attention.
And, despite the general consensus that Canada could have
taken three points, DeRo wasn’t about to focus on what might have been.
D.C. United announced today that defender Dejan Jakovic has been called-up to the Canadian Men’s National Team for two upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and a friendly match against the U.S. Men’s National Team. Jakovic will join the Canadian Soccer Association from May 27 to June 13, but will not miss any D.C. United League matches.
D.C. United announced today that midfielder Dwayne De Rosario has been called-up to the Canadian National Team for two upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and a friendly match against the U.S. National Team. De Rosario will join the Canadian Soccer Association from May 27 to June 13.
The accolades just keep coming for Dwayne De Rosario.
After already having secured the Golden Boot and Most Valuable Player awards in MLS, the D.C. United star was named Canada’s male Player of the Year on Wednesday.
De Rosario earned the honor based on a stellar year in which he scored 16 goals and 12 assists in league play. His goal total, split between three teams over the MLS season, was the highest of his illustrious career so far.
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — The Canadian national team will take little consolation from its 0-0 draw with St. Kitts and Nevis on Friday night knowing that they’re one step closer to qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
That said, concerns will be raised about the side’s inability to put the ball in the net. For the second time in as many games, the Canadians slumped to a scoreless draw against lower-ranked opposition.
The Canadian Soccer Association today announced its
roster for the upcoming CONCACAF matches of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying.
D.C. United’s Dwayne De Rosario has been named to the roster and will join the
Canadian training camp in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on November 6. Canada will face
St. Kitts and Nevis in back-to-back matches on November 11 at Warner Park
Football Stadium in Basseterre, and on November 15 at BMO Field in Toronto.
The Canadian Soccer Association today announced its roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Round 2 matches of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying. D.C. United’s Dwayne De Rosario has been named to the 19-man roster and will join the Canadian team prior to its match against St. Lucia in Gros Islet on October 7. The team will then travel to Toronto to take on Puerto Rico at BMO Field on October 11.