Major League Soccer

Canada announces roster for January/February World Cup qualifiers

Lizzy Becherano
Head coach John Herdman names 25-player roster ahead of winter World Cup qualifiers
Head coach John Herdman names 25-player roster ahead of winter World Cup qualifiers / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages
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Canada announced its 25-player roster ahead of the January/February window of World Cup qualifiers. The team will be without Alphonso Davies, who is sidelined after doctors detected a mild case of myocarditis. 

Canada takes on Honduras, El Salvador and the United States during this international window. The North American side currently sits atop of the Concacaf table with 16 points in eight matches and a record of 4-4-0.

“We look forward to coming home and playing in front of our fans, they have made the difference every time,” head coach John Herdman said in a release. “This will be a tough window, but we are strong and will embrace the challenges as we continue to take it one match at a time.”

The roster features eight Major League Soccer players, with 2021 Canadian Championship winners CF Montréal leading the roster with three selections.


Full Canada roster for January/February World Cup qualifiers


GOALKEEPERS (3)

  • Milan Borjan – Red Star Belgrade
  • Maxime Crépeau – LAFC
  • Jayson Leutwiler – Oldham Athletic

DEFENDERS (9)

  • Samuel Adekugbe – Hatayspor FC
  • Derek Cornelius – Panetolikos FC
  • Cristián Gutierrez – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Doneil Henry – Unattached
  • Alistair Johnston – CF Montréal
  • Scott Kennedy – SSV Jahn Regensburg
  • Richie Laryea – Nottingham Forest FC
  • Kamal Miller – CF Montréal
  • Steven Vitória – Moreirense FC

MIDFIELDERS (6)

  • Stephen Eustáquio – Porto
  • Liam Fraser – KMSK Deinze
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş JK
  • Mark-Anthony Kaye – Colorado Rapids
  • Jonathan Osorio – Toronto FC
  • Samuel Piette – CF Montréal

FORWARDS (7)

  • Tajon Buchanan – Club Brugge KV
  • Lucas Cavallini – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Jonathan David – Lille OSC
  • David Junior Hoilett – Reading FC
  • Cyle Larin – Beşiktaş JK
  • Liam Millar – FC Basel
  • Iké Ugbo – KRC Genk
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