CANMNT Concacaf Nations League Quarterfinal Roster Announced


Canada Soccer announced today their Men’s National Team squad for the crucial Concacaf Nations League Quarterfinals away-and-home series against Jamaica. The aggregate score winner will join three other nations and advance to the 2023/24 Concacaf Nations League Final. A series win will also qualify Canada for the CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™.

“I’m really excited about the upcoming matches and what they can lead our team to,” said Mauro Biello, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Interim Head Coach. “Our mission is to make it to the Concacaf Final and also to qualify for next year’s ​ Copa America. We know that these upcoming two matches ​ will be ​ difficult against a solid opponent, in difficult conditions, so that is why ​ we decided on an experienced and seasoned group of players who are used to high pressure games.”

Canada will begin the series away in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday 17 November (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT) at the National Stadium before travelling back home to Toronto for their second match on Tuesday 21 November (19.30 ET / 16.30 PT) at BMO Field.

Tickets for the all-important Canada v Jamaica sescond leg in Toronto are available now, starting at just $22.50, plus applicable fees. Fans can take advantage of the special “ME+3” offer featuring four tickets for the price of three in select price categories. In addition, groups of 10+ are eligible for discounts of up to 30%. Find complete ticket information here. ​

Canada holds an all-time record of 10 wins, seven draws and six losses against Jamaica. The last time the two nations faced off was on 3 March 2022, with the 4:0 win qualifying Canada to its first men’s FIFA World Cup in 36 years.

Both of Canada’s matches will be broadcast live on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’ Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform. Fans will find extended coverage for the matches across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANMNT.

​Canada’s 23-man squad for the Concacaf Nations League Quarterfinals features footballers from professional clubs in 12 different countries.

Canada’s three goalkeepers are Milan Borjan of ŠK Slovan Bratislava, Maxime Crépeau from Los Angeles FC, and Dayne St. Clair from Minnesota United FC.

In the backline, Canada have Derek Cornelius from Malmö FF, Steven Vitória from GD Chaves, Luc de Fougerolles from Fulham FC, Alistair Johnston from Celtic FC, Kamal Miller from Inter Miami FC, Samuel Adekugbe from Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Alphonso Davies from FC Bayern München, Richie Laryea from Vancouver Whitecaps FC. de Fougerolles was named man of the match in his recent first team debut with club Fulham FC in their EFL Cup win.

From the midfield up through to the attack, Canada have Ali Ahmed from Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Stephen Eustáquio from Porto, Mark-Anthony Kaye from New England Revolution, Ismaël Koné from Watford FC, Jonathan Osorio from Toronto FC, Samuel Piette from CF Montréal, David Junior Hoilett from Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Tajon Buchanan from Club Brugge KV, Lucas Cavallini from Club Tijuana, Jonathan David from Lille OSC, Cyle Larin from RCD Mallorca, Liam Millar from Preston North End FC. ​

​GK- Milan Borjan | SVK / ŠK Slovan Bratislava ​
​GK- Maxime Crépeau | USA / Los Angeles FC ​
​GK- Dayne St. Clair | USA / Minnesota United FC ​
​CB- Derek Cornelius | SWE / Malmö FF ​
​CB- Steven Vitória | POR / GD Chaves ​
​CB/FB- Luc de Fougerolles | ENG / Fulham FC ​ ​
​CB/FB- Alistair Johnston | SCO / Celtic FC ​
​CB/FB- Kamal Miller | USA ​ / Inter Miami FC ​
​FB- Samuel Adekugbe | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC ​
​FB- Alphonso Davies | GER / FC Bayern München ​
​FB- Richie Laryea | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC ​
​FB/M- Ali Ahmed | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC ​
​M- Stephen Eustáquio | POR / FC Porto ​
​M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / New England Revolution ​
​M- Ismaël Koné | ENG / Watford FC ​
​M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC ​
​M- Samuel Piette | CAN / CF Montréal ​
​M/F- David Junior Hoilett | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC ​
​F- Tajon Buchanan | BEL / Club Brugge KV ​
​F- Lucas Cavallini | MEX / Club Tijuana ​
​F- Jonathan David | FRA / Lille OSC ​
​F- Cyle Larin | ESP / RCD Mallorca ​
​F- Liam Millar | ENG / Preston North End FC

Player name | Age | Where they grew up | Active start/first club ​
Nom du joueur | Âge | Lieu où il a grandi | Début d’activité/premier club ​
Adekugbe, Samuel | 28 | Calgary, AB, CAN | Manchester United Grassroots ​
Ahmed, Ali | 23 | Toronto, ON, CAN | North Toronto SC ​
Borjan, Milan | 36 | Hamilton, ON, CAN | Radnicki JP ​
Buchanan, Tajon | 24 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC ​
Cavallini, Lucas | 30 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Club Uruguay Toronto ​
Cornelius, Derek | 25 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax SC ​
Crépeau, Maxime | 29 | Candiac, QC, CAN | Ligue de soccer pour enfants de Candiac ​
David, Jonathan | 23 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa Gloucester Dragons ​
Davies, Alphonso | 23 | Edmonton, AB, CAN | Edmonton Inter ​
de Fougerolles, Luc | 17 | London, ENG | Battersea Bedhead ​
Eustáquio, Stephen | 26 | Leamington, ON, CAN & Nazaré, POR | Leamington MS ​
Hoilett, David Junior | 33 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC ​
Johnston, Alistair | 25 | Aurora, ON, CAN | Lakeshore SC ​
Kaye, Mark-Anthony | 28 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Wexford SC ​
Koné, Ismaël | 21 | Montréal, QC, CAN | AS Notre-Dame-de-Grâce ​
Larin, Cyle | 28 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC ​
Laryea, Richie | 28 | Toronto, ON, CAN | Club Uruguay Toronto ​
Millar, Liam | 24 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton YSC ​
Miller, Kamal | 26 | Scarborough, ON, CAN | Scarborough Malvern SC ​
Osorio, Jonathan | 31 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Toronto Futsal League ​
Piette, Samuel | 29 | Le Gardeur, QC, CAN | Lionceaux de le Gardeur ​
St. Clair, Dayne | 26 | Pickering, ON, CAN | Ephinay Church Soccer League ​
Vitória, Steven | 36 | Sudbury & Mississauga, ON, CAN | Sudbury Lions

Concacaf Nations League Quarterfinals ​ ​
​After the completion of Group Stage play for League A, which took place in September and October, the two top teams from each group: Panama and Trinidad and Tobago (Group A) and Jamaica and Honduras (Group B), advanced to the Quarterfinals, joining the four top-ranked League A nations (based on the Concacaf Rankings of March 2023) that received a bye: Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United States. ​

To determine the Quarterfinal pairings the four pre-seeded nations were ranked according to the Concacaf Rankings and the group winners and runners-up based on the number of points they accumulated during the Group Stage.

2023/24 Concacaf Nations League Finals ​
​The Concacaf Nations League Finals’ third edition is scheduled to take place in March 2024. The final four, between League A’s Quarterfinal winners, includes semifinals, to be played on Thursday, March 21, 2024, followed by a Third Place Match and Final on Sunday, March 24.

CONMEBOL Copa América USA 2024™ ​
​The CONMEBOL Copa America 2024™ will be played in the United States and will include the 10 CONMEBOL teams and six CONCACAF teams as guests. This traditional CONMEBOL tournament will begin on June 20 and end on July 14 2024.

​Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team have recently finished as runners up in 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League and reached the Quarterfinals at the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup. This past year, Canada returned to the men’s FIFA World Cup for the first time in 36 years after they finished first in the Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Canada previously won titles when they lifted the Greg Kafaty Trophy at the 1985 Concacaf Championship and the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2000. ​

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