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Thursday, July 6, 2000
Canadians strengthened by Brennan, WatsonTORONTO (CP) -- Defender Mark Watson, midfielder Jim Brennan and forward Dwayne De Rosario have been recalled by Canadian soccer coach Holger Osieck team for World Cup qualifying games against Trinidad and Tobago and Panama later this month.
Watson (calf injury) and Brennan (hernia operation) both missed the two-game playoff against Cuba last month because of injury. De Rosario returns to the national squad after scoring seven goals in 14 games with the Richmond Kickers of the A-League this season.
Forward Garret Kusch and midfielder Nick Dasovic have been dropped from the squad.
Goalkeeper Craig Forrest is still recovering from a hernia operation while midfielder Marc Bircham remains sidelined with an ankle injury.
Canada hosts Trinidad and Tobago in Edmonton on July 16 before travelling to Panama City to play Panama on July 23.
The other team in Canada's CONCACAF semifinal group is Mexico. The four teams plays each other home and away with the top two advancing to the final round of qualifying.