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Monday, June 26, 2000
Canadian soccer goalie still sidelinedTORONTO (CP) -- Goalkeeper Craig Forrest, still recovering from a May hernia operation, will miss Canada's next two World Cup qualifying games against Trinidad and Tobago and Panama.
The Canadian Soccer Association said Monday that Forrest is looking at Canada's game in Mexico on Aug. 15 as a possible return date.
"It's very disappointing for me as I want to be available to do what I can to help Canada but it's just too soon after the operation," Forrest, who is currently working with TSN on its Euro 2000 coverage, said in a release.
Pat Onstad will continue as No. 1 'keeper in Forrest's absence.
Canadian midfielder Jim Brennan, also recovering from a hernia operation, is scheduled to resume training with his club Nottingham Forest later this month but the CSA says it's too early to say he will play July 16 in Edmonton against Trinidad and Tobago.
The news is better on defender Mark Watson, who has recovered from a calf injury that has sidelined him for two months. Watson and other Vancouver-area players have started training in Burnaby, B.C., with assistant coach Bruce Twamley.
Midfielder Jeff Clarke, meanwhile, leaves for Denmark today for a trial with Danish club OB Odense. Clarke has been playing with Hampton Roads of the A-League. Midfielder Robbie Aristodemo is headed to Dallas for a trial with the Burn of Major League Soccer.