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 OneSoccer.ca, 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
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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