Canada loses 2 to injury ahead of Ghana friendly

Canadian David Edgar heads the ball during a CONCACAF Gold Cup game in July. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/CP)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Defender David Edgar and midfielder Kyle Bekker have dropped out of Canada’s roster for next week’s friendly against Ghana due to injury.

The Canadian Soccer Association says Charlie Trafford, a newcomer to the Canadian program, will replace Bekker, who plays for the Montreal Impact. Edgar, currently on loan with England’s Sheffield United, is not being replaced.

Trafford plays in Finland for Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS).

Canada, ranked 104th in the world, meets No. 25 Ghana at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13. The team is currently in camp in Florida.

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