Canada names a 25-man roster for Concacaf Nations League and friendly in June

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The Canadian men’s national team roster has been announced for a June friendly and two Concacaf Nations League games, with head coach John Herdman’s 25-man squad announced on Wednesday by the federation.

Ten players from Major League Soccer are on the roster, including three from CF Montréal and two from LAFC. Fullback Raheem Edwards of the LA Galaxy, as well as other regulars who helped Les Rouges qualify for their first World Cup since 1986 earlier this year, have returned to camp.

In a statement, Herdman said, “These are three opportunities to take steps forward with this group of players in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

“Every minute together is vital as we prepare to work as a team to give us the best chance to compete against some of the finest in the world on the largest platform.”

On June 5, Canada will play a friendly against World Cup-bound Iran, before hosting Curacao (June 9) and visiting Honduras in Group C of the Nations League (June 13). The first two games will be held at BC Place, the home of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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Alphonso Davies, a former Whitecaps homegrown star, has returned to Canada after missing the team’s last two World Cup qualification periods due to a COVID-related cardiac problem. Luca Koleosho, a 17-year-old attacker who recently made his La Liga debut for RCD Espanyol, is the only newcomer to the program.

The full roster can be found below, with Canada being placed in Group F alongside Belgium, Croatia, and Morocco in the World Cup later this autumn.

Canada roster for Concacaf Nations League

GOALKEEPERS (3)

  • Milan Borjan – Red Star Belgrade
  • Maxime Crépeau – LAFC
  • Dayne St. Clair – Minnesota United FC

DEFENDERS (7)

  • Samuel Adekugbe – Hatayspor FC
  • Doneil Henry – LAFC
  • Alistair Johnston – CF Montréal
  • Scott Kennedy – SSV Jahn Regensburg
  • Richie Laryea – Nottingham Forest FC
  • Kamal Miller – CF Montréal
  • Steven Vitória – Moreirense FC

MIDFIELDERS (6)

  • Raheem Edwards – LA Galaxy
  • Stephen Eustáquio – FC Porto
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş JK
  • Mark-Anthony Kaye – Colorado Rapids
  • Jonathan Osorio – Toronto FC
  • Samuel Piette – CF Montréal
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FORWARDS (9)

  • Charles-Andreas Brym – FC Eindhoven
  • Tajon Buchanan – Club Brugge KV
  • Lucas Cavallini – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Jonathan David – Lille OSC
  • Alphonso Davies – FC Bayern München
  • David Junior Hoilett – Reading FC
  • Luca Koleosho – RCD Espanyol
  • Cyle Larin – Beşiktaş JK
  • Iké Ugbo – ES Troyes AC

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