Canadian midfielder Tyler Rosenlund has not been offered a contract by AIK Stolkholm and is now on trial in Finland with IFK Mariehamm in Aaland. Tyler desperately wants to play for Canada this summer in the World Youth Championships, and realizes that without playing first team football on a consistent basis his chances of making the final roster will be difficult.
This is an email summary from an AIK Stolkholm fan (Jocke Petterrsson) regarding Tyler:
" it was called last night that Tyler will not be offered a contract. Coach Nebojsa Novakovic says that Tyler does indeed have the qualities and attitude that they want in a midfielder, but that it would not be fair to Tyler or AIK to sign a foreign player just to widen the squad. They don't feel that it would be fair to him to make him move here and all and then be given very little playing time. Also like I said before, he points out that the AIK midfield is exceptionally strong as it is and that he might not match most of those players right now. Tyler will go to Aaland and trial for IFK Mariehamn now. They play in the Finnish league and are considered a fair team, usually positioning in the top 5 or so. It should be said though that the Finnish league is of a much much lower standard than those in Sweden, Norway and Denmark whom are all fairly equal."