Bedford’s Ante Jazic is back on the field with the Canadian national men’s soccer team this week.

The 32-year-old defender was named to Canada’s 23-man roster last week and opened training camp yesterday in Seattle in preparation for a pair of friendly matches.

Canada will face Brazil in Seattle on Saturday before heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to play Panama on June 4.


Jazic recently returned to the lineup with Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy after spending more than four months on the sidelines recovering from ankle surgery.

He played 62 minutes in L.A.’s 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps in an exhibition game in Edmonton last week, but has yet to make his MLS debut this season.

Jazic started 16 games for the Galaxy last year.

The national team is preparing for the second stage of 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers South Africa in mid-June.

In other MLS news, the New England Revolution released Halifax’s Matthew Britner on Thursday.

The 23-year-old defender originally signed with the Revs on April 9 after being picked in the third round (41st overall) of the MLS SuperDraft.

He didn’t play an MLS game, but did make three starts with one of the Revolution’s minor-league squads.

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