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National team news: Canada calls Ricketts for friendly against Jamaica

08/29/2014, 12:00am CDT
Tosaint Ricketts

Tosaint Ricketts (UW-Green Bay) will help the Canadian national team end its 16-game winless streak on Sept. 9 at BMO Field in Toronto.

The 27-year-old striker, who recently joined Israeli club Hapoel Haifa, is part of the 24-man roster named by Benito Floro for the friendly against Jamiaca – it will be his first home match as Canada coach.

Ricketts has two goals in three matches for Hapoel Haifa in Toto Cup Ligat Al play, and has scored six times in 32 international caps. Canada is 0-11-5 since a 3-0 victory over Cuba in a World Cup qualifier back on Oct. 12, 2012.

On Twitter: @TosaintRicketts

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