CanMNT name roster for pre-World Cup training camp in Bahrain

Chris Smith
Canada are gearing up for their first World Cup since 1986.
Canada are gearing up for their first World Cup since 1986. / Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Canadian Men's National Team have named their roster for the week-long training camp in Bahrain ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

The camp is designed to keep players sharp ahead of the World Cup, with Canada - currently 41st in the Fifa World Rankings - beginning their Group F campaign against Belgium on November 23.

As part of the camp, the CanMNT will play a friendly against the Bahrain national team on Friday, November 11, followed by another fixture against Japan before the tournament begins.

The roster announced by John Herdman on Wednesday should give a good indicator of which MLS-based talent will make the World Cup, though European stars such as Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David are absent due to ongoing club commitments.

CanMNT roster vs Bahrain

1. Goalkeepers

  • Maxime Crépeau - LAFC
  • James Pantemis - CF Montréal
  • Dayne St. Clair - Minnesota United

2. Defenders

  • Doneil Henry - Toronto FC
  • Lukas MacNaughton - Toronto FC
  • Kamal Miller - CF Montréal
  • Joel Waterman - CF Montréal
  • Zachary Brault-Guillard - CF Montréal
  • Raheem Edwards - LA Galaxy
  • Alistair Johnston - CF Montréal
  • Richie Laryea - Toronto FC

3. Midfielders

  • Mathieu Choinière - CF Montréal
  • Liam Fraser - KMSK Deinze
  • Mark-Anthony Kaye - Toronto FC
  • Ismaël Koné - CF Montréal
  • Jonathan Osorio - Toronto FC
  • Samuel Piette - CF Montréal

4. Forwards

  • Ayo Akinola - Toronto FC
  • Lucas Cavallini - Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Jayden Nelson - Toronto FC
  • Jacob Shaffelburg - Nashville SC

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