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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • October 11, 2011
  • • 7:00 PM
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: S. Lancaster
  • • Attendance: 12178
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World Cup Qualifying Preview: Canada - Puerto Rico

World Cup Qualifying Preview: Canada - Puerto Rico

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The Canucks can eliminate Puerto Rico and take another step towards the next round of CONCACAF World Cup 2014 qualification.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Puerto Rico (4-4-2): Saldana; Jones, Martinez, Rivera, Arrieta; Villegas, Perez, Horta, Cardona; Megaloudis, Cabrero
ROSTER

Goalkeepers: Brandon Saldana, Terry Boss, Eric Reyes

Defenders: Alexis Rivera, John Krause, Cristian Arrieta, Richard Martínez, Scott Jones, Juan Velez, Scott Horta, Jorge Rodriguez

Midfielders: Noah Delgado, Tyler Wilson, Andrés Cabrero, Petter Villegas, Isaac Nieves, Andres Perez, Alvaro Betancourt

Forwards: Chris Megaloudis, Hector Ramos

Note: Roster is not official but includes the players who were on the roster for Puerto Rico's first two World Cup qualifiers in September
Canada (4-3-3): Hirschfeld; Ledgerwood, Edgar, Straith, Jazic; Dunfield, de Guzman, De Rosario; Jackson, Occean, Simpson.

ROSTER

Goalkeepers: Lars Hirschfeld, Kenny Stamatopoulos

Defenders: Nik Ledgerwood, Ashtone Morgan, Kevin McKenna, Adam Straith, David Edgar, Ante Jazić

Midfielders: Julian de Guzman, Will Johnson, Josh Simpson, Joseph Di Chiara, Dwayne De Rosario, Terry Dunfield

Forwards: Iain Hume, Tosaint Ricketts, Simeon Jackson, Olivier Occean

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Canada beat Puerto Rico 3-0 on Sept. 6 on the road in the second match of CONCACAF Round 2 World Cup qualifying.

  • The Canucks lead their four-team group with nine points from three games. Puerto Rico is in third with two points from three games. Only the top team in the group advances to Round 3 of qualifying.
  • Canada's 7-0 win over St. Lucia on Friday eliminated the tiny Caribbean nation. A win in this match will also eliminate Puerto Rico.
  • A win in this match and another win against second placed St. Kitts and Nevis in their next match on Nov. 11 will see the Canucks qualify for Round 3 with one match left to play.
  • Canada midfielder Will Johnson is heading back to Real Salt Lake with an ankle injury and won't play against Puerto Rico
  • Defender Andre Hainault will also miss this match, as he's decided to stay with the Houston Dynamo for a crucial MLS match instead of accepting a call-up to the Canadian national team.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Canada

Puerto Rico

Wins
2
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Canada CAN
Canada Canada
Draw
Puerto Rico PRI
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
89%

Top 3 Predictions

Canada CAN
4 - 0
Puerto Rico PRI
Canada CAN
2 - 0
Puerto Rico PRI
Canada CAN
2 - 1
Puerto Rico PRI

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