Tesho Akindele added to Canada’s Gold Cup roster


Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team have added Tesho Akindele to their Concacaf Gold Cup squad to replace injured forward Ayo Akinola. Akindele has joined Canada in Dallas, TX ahead of their Quarterfinals match against Costa Rica on Sunday 25 July.

Akindele, who was part of Canada’s Provisional Roster for the Concacaf Gold Cup, joined Canada from Orlando City SC after his Thursday night league match. The former FC Dallas forward has been part of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Program since 2015 and was the top-scoring Canadian in Major League Soccer in both 2014 and 2019.

This marks the first time that Canada has reached the Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinals in three successive tournaments. This Sunday’s match will kick off at 18.00 local at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT). All of Canada’s matches at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup are broadcast live on OneSoccer and fans will find extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANMNT.

CANADA SOCCER’S MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM PROGRAM: Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are two-time Concacaf champions, previously winning the 1985 Concacaf Championship and 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup. This year marks Canada’s 15th participation at the Concacaf Gold Cup since 1991. Along with their first-place finish in 2000, Canada reached the Semifinals in 2002 and 2007. Across the past five years from 2017 to 2021, Canada are one of only four nations that have finished top-six across all three Concacaf major tournaments: fifth place in Concacaf Nations League A and sixth place at both the 2017 and 2019 Concacaf Gold Cups.

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