The Canadian mens national team have named their 23-man roster for this months Concacaf Nations League
quarterfinal away-and-home series against Jamaica, with the winner qualifying for the 2024 Copa América tournament in the United States.
GOALKEEPERS (3)Milan Borjan – ŠK Slovan Bratislava Maxime Crépeau – LAFCDayne St. Clair – Minnesota United FC
DEFENDERS (8)Derek Cornelius – Malmö FF Steven Vitória – GD ChavesLuc de Fougerolles – Fulham FC Alistair Johnston – Celtic FC
Kamal Miller – Inter Miami CFSamuel Adekugbe – Vancouver Whitecaps FCAlphonso Davies – Bayern MunichRichie Laryea – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
MIDFIELDERS (6)Ali Ahmed – Vancouver Whitecaps FCStephen Eustáquio – FC PortoMark-Anthony Kaye – New England Revolution
Ismaël Koné – Watford FCJonathan Osorio – Toronto FCSamuel Piette – CF MontréalFORWARDS (6)Junior Hoilett – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Tajon Buchanan – Club Brugge KV Lucas Cavallini – Club TijuanaJonathan David – Lille OSC Cyle Larin – RCD Mallorca
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Liam Millar – Preston North End FCCanada games: Nations League QuarterfinalsNovember 17 at Jamaica – 7:00 pm ET (OneSoccer in Canada, Paramount+ in United States) | Independence Park (Kingston, Jamaica)
November 21 vs. Jamaica – 7:30 pm ET (OneSoccer in Canada, Paramount+ in United States) | BMO Field (Toronto, Canada)
In addition to advancing to the Nations League Finals (a four-team tournament held at a centralized venue in March 2024), the aggregate winner of the home-and-away series will also guarantee their participation in next years Copa América tournament – along with three other quarterfinal victors.
Les Rouges are favorites heading into the tie, thanks to their 10W-6L-7D all-time record against Jamaica. Both sides last met in March, 2022 during qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup, with Canada cruising to a
4-0 home win that clinched their return to the marquee global tournament after a 36-year absence.Roster notes
Interim head coach Mauro Biello named 10 MLS players to his roster. Vancouver Whitecaps FC lead the way with four call-ups – followed by
Toronto FC, LAFC, Minnesota United, CF Montréal, Inter Miami CF and the New England Revolution with one player apiece.
Of note is the return of Black & Gold goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau, back in Canadas squad just over a year after breaking his leg in MLS Cup 2022 and missing out on the trip to Qatar. The 29-year-old has made nine starts since returning from injury – including both Audi MLS Cup Playoffs wins over Vancouver that secured LAFCs spot in the Western Conference Semifinals.
Other high-profile names making their way back to the squad include Jonathan David, Alphonso Davies, Cyle Larin, Alistair Johnston and Ismaël Koné – all of whom missed the
Concacaf Gold Cup squad over the summer as they prepared for the beginning of the 2023-24 seasons in Europe.