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DeRosario and de Guzman lead veteran-laden Canadian squad against Panama

Canada's Dwayne DeRosario converts a penalty to score his team's second goal against St. Kitts and Nevis during first half World Cup qualifying soccer action in Toronto on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

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National men's soccer team coach Stephen Hart has assembled his roster for a World Cup qualifying series against Panama.

The 21-player side includes MLS veterans Dwayne DeRosario of D.C. United, Julian de Guzman of FC Dallas, Terry Dunfield of Toronto FC and Patrice Bernier of the Montreal Impact.

All of the players have experience in World Cup qualifiers.

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Canada will host Panama in the first of a two-game, total-goals series at BMO Field in Toronto on Sept. 7.

The return match will be played in Panama City on Sept. 11.

The series is part of the CONCACAF zone's third round of World Cup qualifiers.

After two matches in June, Panama is in first place with six points while Canada sits second in the four-team group with four points.

Honduras and Cuba are third and fourth, respectively.

After this round, the top two teams qualify for the 2013 CONCACAF zone finals.

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