MLSers in action as Canada fall to Greece

De Rosario, Cann, Jaković and Johnson earn caps in friendly

Canada fell 1-0 to Greece Wednesday in an international friendly, though MLS was well represented in the Canadian ranks as Toronto FC’s Dwayne De Rosario and Adrian Cann and D.C. United’s Dejan Jakovic all started and went the full 90.

Real Salt Lake’s Will Johnson started and played 82 minutes before being subbed off.

Cann and Jakovic formed the Canadian central defense in Stephen Hart’s 4-2-3-1, and he generally kept the Greeks quiet in front of 'keeper Milan Borjan.

The only goal of the game came midway through the second half when right back Adam Straith was unable to handle a Greek cross, clearing the ball to an unmarked Ioannis Fetfatzidis. The Olympiacos attacker made no mistake from 15 yards, going upper-90 and leaving Borjan flat-footed.

De Rosario produced the best chance of the game for Canada as his free kick from 25 yards was tipped over with less than 10 minutes left. Johnson, meanwhile, was his usual industrious self, working tirelessly on both sides of the ball from a central midfield position.

All four players are expected back with their MLS clubs by the end of the week.

Canada next take the field on March 29 against Belarus in Antalya, Turkey.