PLAYERS IN THE NEWS
Lower Island Soccer Soccer Association represented by two players previously from Cowichan Valley Soccer Association and Saanich Fusion (Gordon Head).
Canada MNT names young squad for January camp
Canada’s Men’s National Team has named its 22-man roster for the upcoming camp in USA to take place from 19 to 30 January in Arizona and Texas.
As part of the camp, Canada will feature in two Men’s International Friendlies. The team will take on Denmark on 26 January in Tucson, AZ (13.00 local) before taking part in a match against USA on 29 January in Houston, TX (20.00 local).
The 29 January friendly against USA will be broadcast in Canada on Sportsnet (21.00 ET / 18.00 PT).
Interim head coach Colin Miller has stated that the camp will provide an important opportunity to assess the ‘future’ of the Canadian team.
“One of our key objectives for this camp is to look towards the future and give some of our young players a chance,” said interim head coach Colin Miller.
“It is important for us to take a step forward during the camp and over the course of the next two matches. We expect the young players to come in very hungry and looking to show well for the future of the Men’s National Team.”
With an average age of just under 25, this is the youngest Canadian team to be assembled since May 2006.
Ten players have earned their first call-up to the Men’s National Team. Eight players featured in Canada’s Men’s U-23 team at the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament.
Mason Trafford is taking part in his first national team camp at any age level.
Dwayne De Rosario, Nik Ledgerwood, Lars Hirschfeld and Tosaint Ricketts are the only players on the roster to have taken part in game action during 2012’s CONCACAF third round of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 Qualifiers™.
Following the January camp in USA, Canada has confirmed that it will take on Japan in a Men’s International Friendly on 22 March in Doha, Qatar as the team continues its preparations for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup to take place in USA in July.
1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
2- M- Nik Ledgerwood | SWE / Hammarby Fotboll
3- FB- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
4- CB- Nana Attakora | FIN / FC Haka
5- CB- Dejan Jakovic | USA / D.C. United
6- M- Philippe Davies | USA / Richmond Kickers
7- M – Terry Dunfield | CAN / Toronto FC
8- CM- Kyle Bekker | CAN / Toronto FC
9- F- Tosaint Ricketts | NOR / Sandnes Ulf
10- F- Frank Jonke | FIN / FF Jaro
11- M – Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
12- M- Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault |
13- CB- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
14- M/F- Dwayne De Rosario | USA / D.C. United
15- M- Emmanuel Gomez | ARG / Club Atletico Griffa
16- M – Matt Stinson | CAN / Toronto FC
17- F- Kyle Porter | CAN / FC Edmonton
18- GK- Roberto Stillo | ITA / Genoa CFC
19- M- Evan James |
20- D- Mason Trafford | FIN / IFK Mariehamn
21- FB- Andrés Fresenga | URU / Racing Club de Montevideo
22- GK- Simon Thomas |
Attakora, Nana | 1989 | Brampton, ON, CAN & Orangeville, ON, CAN | Brampton SC
Beaulieu-Bourgault, Jonathan | 1988 | Île Bizard, QC, CAN | Lac St-Louis
Bekker, Kyle | 1990 | Oakville, ON, CAN | Oakville SC
Davies, Philippe | 1990 | Longueuil, QC, CAN | St-Hubert
De Rosario, Dwayne | 1978 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Scarborough Blizzard
Dunfield, Terry | 1982 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Point Grey
Fresenga, Andrés | 1992 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Toronto Argentina
Gomez, Emmanuel | 1987 | Victoria, BC, CAN |
Henry, Doneil | 1993 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Ontario Youth Soccer
Hirschfeld, Lars | 1978 | Edmonton, AB, CAN |
Jakovic, Dejan | 1985 | Etobicoke, ON, CAN |
James, Evan | 1990 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Mississauga SC
Jonke, Frank | 1985 | Pickering, ON, CAN |
Ledgerwood, Nik | 1985 | Lethbridge, AB, CAN | Lethbridge Cosmos
Morgan, Ashtone | 1991 | Toronto, ON, CAN | West End United
Porter, Kyle | 1990 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | North Mississauga SC
Ricketts, Tosaint | 1987 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Edmonton Juventus
Stillo, Roberto | 1991 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Erin Mills SC
Stinson, Matt | 1992 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Armour Heights SA
Teibert, Russell | 1992 | Niagara Falls, ON, CAN | Niagara Falls SC
Thomas, Simon | 1990 | Victoria, BC, CAN | Bays United SC
Trafford, Mason | 1986 | North Vancouver, BC, CAN |
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Emma Fletcher, a former Lower Island Soccer Metro and Super Y player and former Gordon Head Soccer Association who was recently selected from our program to play with the Vancouver Whitecaps is currently succeeding in New Zealand. Read more by clicking on the link below:
Simon Thomas, a Bays youth player, Lower Island Soccer Metro player and Bays and Gordon Head men’s player has just signed a contract in England.
Josh Simpson and Adam Straith in the news again. Juan de Fuca and Bay United players who progressed as LISA Metro Players
The Lower Island Soccer Association would like to congratulate Emma Fletcher on her selection to the Canadian Women’s U15 team. Emma played for the Gordon Head Soccer Association before joining the LISA Metro program two years ago. Congratulations and good luck to Emma from all your past and present team mates and coaches.
INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS RULES
Any player aged 12 or over whose last registration was outside the jurisdiction of this Association must request this Association to obtain the necessary international Transfer Certificate. Without this certificate, the player is ineligible to play in Canada.
International transfers of amateur players are not permitted. There are only two exceptions to this rule in Canada:
(1) the player’s parents have moved to Canada for purposes other than playing soccer;
(2) the player lives no further than 50km from a national border (i.e. Canada/USA), and the club for which the player wishes to be registered in the neighbouring Association is also within 50km of that border. The maximum distance between the player’s domicile and the club’s quarters shall be 100km. In such cases, the player must continue to live at home and the two Associations concerned must give their explicit consent.
If one of these conditions is true, we may apply for an international transfer certificate.
Unfortunately students who are here without their parents will not be able to submit all of the documents listed below and will therefore be denied playing rights.
How you apply for an international transfer certificate?
The following mandatory documents must be submitted (submitted in PDF format, with no PDF document being larger than 3 MB), as required by FIFA. You can work with your club to complete all the necessary documents. The club submits the application to LISA.
(1) CSA International Transfer Application
(2) Proof of release from previous club or letter stating first time being registered – Player (no longer required)
(3) Employment Contract – Player’s Parents
(4) Proof of Birth Date (Birth Certificate) – Player
(5) Proof of Identity & Nationality – Player
(6) Proof of Identity & Nationality – Parents
(7) Proof of Residence – Player’s Parents
(8) Work Permit – Player’s Parents
(9) Cheque for $100 to BCSA
No requests will be processed without the mandatory documents being provided (NO EXCEPTIONS).
This rule shall also apply to any minor player who has never previously been registered for a club and is not a national of the country in which he wishes to be registered for the first time.
Q&A’s on International Transfer Certificates
Q: A Canadian citizen played in Canada two years ago, played in the united states last year then came back this year. Does this player need to apply?
A: Yes they need to apply. The player HAS previously been registered for a club, and their most recent registration was in the United States. This means they must obtain the transfer paperwork to register again in Canada and be released from the USA.
BC Soccer has updated their website with a comprehensive document outlining the International Transfer Certificate. For more information see the BCSA Website Page – http://www.bcsoccer.net/bcsa/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=1xuIonaeWmk%3d&tabid=186