MOORPARK, Calif. – To prepare for the upcoming 2022 Pan American Cups (PAC), the No. 23 U.S. Men’s National team will host No. 11 Canada at Harris Field in Moorpark, Calif. for two matches, one friendly and one sanctioned.
“The USA-Canada test series will be part of our preparation for the PAC,” said Harry Singh, USMNT Head Coach. “It will give us an opportunity for a good selection tool as well. One of the problems we are having less competitions where you can select the team, and this test series will give us an ability to select the best players to compete at PAC.”
“The opportunity to play against Canada will provide us some perspective on what we, as a team, need to work on prior to a big tournament and show us that we can compete with high level international teams.”
Marking the first home series, but second in 2021 following the Europe Tour, the USMNT look to make the most of this two-game series as they turn their sites to the PAC this January. The last time they faced Canada was in a pool game at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima Peru, where the opposition won 4-0.
The USMNT will host a training camp from December 8 to 19, with the two matches played on Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19.
USMNT vs. Canada Schedule
Saturday, December 18 9:00 a.m. PT
Sunday, December 19 9:00 a.m. PT*
USMNT Training Camp Roster
Parampal Bajwa (Simi Valley, Calif.), Michael Barminski (Ventura, Calif.), Sean Cicchi (Westlake Village, Calif.), Christian DeAngelis (Doylestown, Pa.), Ajai Dhadwal (Agoura Hills, Calif.), Mohan Gandhi (Great Britain), Alex Grassi (Brookeville, Md.), Pat Harris (Moorpark, Calif.), Hamzah Hashmi (Granada Hills, Calif.), Jack Heldens (Hamburg, Germany), Vincent Heller (Stuttgart, Germany), Will Holt (Camarillo, Calif.), Graeme Jackson (Moorpark, Calif.), Aki Kaeppeler (New York City, N.Y.), Kei Kaeppeler (Stuttgart, Germany), JaJa Kentwell (Spring City, Pa.), Jonathan Klages (Berlin, Germany), Adam Miller (Panama City, Pa.), Alberto Montilla (Allen, Texas), Jonathan Orozco (Ventura, Calif.), Izaak Pels (Spring City, Pa.), Jatin Sharma (South San Francisco, Calif.), Amarpreet Sidhu (San Jose, Calif.), Amar Singh (Santa Clara, Calif.), Paul Singh (Simi Valley, Calif.)
The 18-athlete roster for each game will be selected prior to the match. All games will be played at Harris Field at Moorpark College in Moorpark, Calif. All matches are free and open to the public for viewing. Both games will be live streamed free on the Cal Cup Field Hockey YouTube page.
The Pan American Cup is a round-robin, FIH Hockey World Cup qualifying tournament taking place January 19 to 30 in Santiago, Chile. In the 2017 edition, which was hosted in Lancaster, Pa., the USMNT took home bronze.