De Rosario, Onstad get Canada call
SAN JOSE, CA - Earthquakes forward Dwayne De Rosario and goalkeeper Pat Onstad have been called in to the Canadian National Team by Canadian head coach Frank Yallop for their World Cup Qualifying match against Guatemala on Wednesday, August 18. The pair will be available to play Saturday for Earthquakes Head Coach Dominic Kinnear in Kansas City against the Wizards, and will join their Canadian teammates on Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia in preparation for Wednesday's match at Swangard Stadium in nearby Burnaby, British Columbia, which kicks off at 7:00 p.m. PT.
Onstad, the 2003 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, has earned 41 caps for the Canadian National Team, last playing for Canada on June 16, 2004 in a 4-0 victory over Belize in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying. That match was actually the second of two straight matches that Onstad and the Canadians played against Belize, both having 4-0 results in favor of the Canadian National team. Onstad, 36, has 17 career international shutouts and made his international debut on Feb. 18, 1988 against Bermuda.
De Rosario, 26, has played 21 times for his country, his last appearance also coming on June 16, 2004 against Belize, where he scored two goals to lead Canada to the 4-0 win. He has scored a total of five goals in his international career. De Rosario made his debut on May 18, 1998 against Macedonia.
Following Wednesday's game against Guatemala, Onstad and De Rosario will return to San Jose and be available for the Earthquakes on Saturday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. PT when they host the Dallas Burn.