Edmonton providing some players in Canada-Costa Rica friendly

Tosaint Ricketts, right, shown here in a match against Cuba in October, is coming to his hometown...

Tosaint Ricketts, right, shown here in a match against Cuba in October, is coming to his hometown from Norway, where he plays pro soccer, for Tuesday's game against Costa Rica. (Reuters)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:30 PM ET

EDMONTON - Edmonton isn’t only providing the setting for Team Canada’s first soccer match in Alberta since 2008.

The capital city is also providing some of the talent.

When the curtain rises Tuesday (6 p.m., Sportsnet) at Commonwealth Stadium, local products Tosaint Ricketts and Randy Edwini-Bonsu will look to perform in front of the home crowd in an international friendly against Costa Rica.

“I think it’s exciting any time a player comes back to his home city to play for the national team, it would be a real thrill and honour,” said Team Canada interim head coach Colin Miller, who announced his 18-player roster on Thursday, which features a mix of European-based players as well as recruits from MLS clubs. “I’m excited to see Randy again because I worked with Randy when he was with the (Vancouver) Whitecaps and he’s gone on to do some terrific things in Germany.

“I was always excited about Randy’s pace and his scoring ability, so I’m hoping that the wee man will do a bi


Videos

Photos