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Five Reds Called for National Duty

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Canada Soccer announced Thursday that five members of Toronto FC have been called into the Canadian Men’s National Team. Goalkeeper Quillan Roberts, defenders Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan, midfielder Kyle Bekker, and forward Dwayne De Rosario have been called into Canadian Head Coach Benito Floro’s 23-man roster for the upcoming friendly match against Jamaica on Tuesday, September 9 (8:30 p.m. ET) at BMO Field in Toronto, ON.

De Rosario, 36, has earned has earned 77 caps for Canada and is the team’s all-time leading goal scorer with 20. De Rosario has made a combined 14 appearances between MLS League matches and the Amway Canadian Championship this season for Toronto FC. 

Henry, 21, has earned ten caps for Canada. The Brampton, Ontario native earned his first cap for Canada's senior team on August 15, 2012 in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago. Henry has made a combined 20 appearances between MLS league matches and the Amway Canadian Championship this season. He has scored three goals for the club, and was also named to the MLS Team of the week for Week 19.

Morgan, 23, has earned nine caps for Canada. He became the first graduate of Toronto FC’s Academy to appear for the Canadian Men’s National Team, when he came on as a substitute against Saint Lucia on October 7, 2011. This season, Morgan has made a combined three appearances in all competitions, and was named to the inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game roster where he started the match and played 78 minutes on August 4 vs Portland Timbers U23.

Bekker, 23, has earned 11 caps for Canada. He made his debut as a starter against Denmark on January 23, 2013. Bekker has made 16 combined appearances this season for Toronto FC between MLS league matches and the Amway Canadian Championship.

Roberts, 19, earns his first call up to the Canadian Men’s National Senior squad. Roberts previously represented Canada in the FIFA U17 World Cup Mexico 2011, where he earned international fame for scoring a goal from his own half against England in a 2-2 draw. This season Roberts spent time on loan with Toronto FC’s USL PRO Club affiliate Wilmington Hammerheads FC before being recalled on August 6. He appeared and started in 17 matches, logging 1514 minutes, with a record of 5-4-8 while registering six clean sheets. He was named the USL PRO Player of the Week for Week 18, and was also named to the USL PRO Team of the week for week 8. 

CANADA
GK- Kenny Stamatopoulos | SWE / AIK
GK- Milan Borjan | unattached / sans club
GK- Quillan Roberts | CAN / Toronto FC
D- Nik Ledgerwood | GER / Energie Cottbus
D- Andre Hainault | GER / VfR Aalen
D- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
D- Dejan Jakovic | JPN / Shimizu S-Pulse
D- Adam Straith | unattached / sans club
D- Karl W. Ouimette | CAN / Impact de Montréal
D- Jeremy Gagnon-Laparé | CAN / Impact de Montréal
D- David Edgar | ENG / Birmingham City FC
M- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Julian de Guzman | unattached / sans club
M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / Santa Clara
M- Kyle Bekker | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Besiktas
M- Marcel de Jong | GER / Augsburg
M- Issey Nakajima-Farran | CAN / Impact de Montréal
M- Patrice Bernier | CAN / Impact de Montréal
F-Tosaint Ricketts | ISR / Hapoel Haifa
F- Simeon Jackson | ENG / Coventry City
F- Marcus Haber | ENG / Crewe Alexandra
F- Randy Edwini-Bonsu | GER / Stuttgarter Kickers
F- Dwayne De Rosario | CAN / Toronto FC