Canada Soccer announces provisional roster for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Canada Soccer have submitted their 40-man provisional roster for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup alongside the other 15 nations that have qualified for this summer’s confederation […]

Canada Soccer have submitted their 40-man provisional roster for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup alongside the other 15 nations that have qualified for this summer’s confederation championship. In accordance with the Competition Regulations, the submitted roster will serve as the basis for the final 23-player lists for each national team.

The Concacaf Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the confederation. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers from across the region, the Concacaf Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship, and culture. For the first time, the 2019 Concacaf Gold will feature 16 participating nations, three host countries, and 17 venues.

Canada will play in the first match of the tournament when they face Martinique on 15 June in Los Angeles (19.30 ET / 16.30 PT), Mexico on 19 June in Denver (22.00 ET / 20.00 MT), and Cuba on 23 June in Charlotte (18.00 ET). This marks the first time the Concacaf Gold Cup expands to 16 nations. From four groups, the top-two nations in each group will advance to the competition’s Quarterfinals to be played in Houston and Philadelphia. The Concacaf Gold Cup continues with the Semifinals on 2 July in Glendale and 3 July in Nashville followed by the Final on 7 July in Chicago.


Beyond the Concacaf Gold Cup, Canada will participate in the first edition of Concacaf Nations League this Fall with Group A matches against USA and Cuba. The schedule and dates of Concacaf Nations League will be announced at a later date.

Canada qualified for both the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Group A by finishing second in the qualification stage with four wins, 12 points, 18 goals scored, and just one goal conceded. In those four victories, Canada scored nine goals in home victories in Toronto and Vancouver, the most ever in back-to-back home matches for the Men’s National Team.

Canada are two-time Concacaf champions, having won the Concacaf Championship in 1985 and the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2000. In winning the 1985 Concacaf Championship, Canada qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™; in winning the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup, Canada qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001.


Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won two Concacaf titles: both the 1986 and 1996 Concacaf Men’s Youth Championships. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

GK- Milan Borjan | SRB / FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade)
GK- Alessandro Busti | ITA / Juventus FC U-23
GK- Maxime Crépeau | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
GK- Jayson Leutwiler | ENG / Blackburn Rovers
GK- James Pantemis | CAN / Impact de Montréal
GK- Simon Thomas | NOR / Kongsvinger IL
CB- Derek Cornelius | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
CB- David Edgar | ENG / Hartlepool United FC
CB- André Hainault | GER / 1. FC Kaiserslautern
CB- Doneil Henry | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
CB- Dejan Jaković | USA / Los Angeles FC
CB- Manjrekar James | DEN / FC Fredericia (on loan)
CB- Adam Straith | GER / VfL Sportfreunde Lotte
FB- Samuel Adekugbe | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
FB- Zachary Brault-Guillard | CAN / Impact de Montréal
FB- Juan Córdova | CHI / CD Huachipato
FB- Marcus Godinho | SCO / Heart of Midlothian FC
FB- Brett Levis | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
FB- Kamal Miller | USA / Orlando City SC
FB- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Tesho Akindele | USA / Orlando City SC
M- Scott Arfield | SCO / Glasgow Rangers FC
M- Raheem Edwards | USA / Chicago Fire
M- David Junior Hoilett | WAL / Cardiff City FC
M- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
M- Will Johnson | USA / Orlando City SC
M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / Los Angeles FC
M- Noble Okello | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Samuel Piette | CAN / Impact de Montréal
M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- David Wotherspoon | SCO / St. Johnstone FC
F- Lucas Cavallini | MEX / Puebla FC
F- Jonathan David | BEL / KAA Gent
F- Alphonso Davies | GER / FC Bayern München
F- Anthony Jackson-Hamel | CAN / Impact de Montréal
F- Cyle Larin | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
F- Liam Millar | SCO / Kilmarnock FC
F- Tosaint Ricketts | LTU / FK Sūduva
F- Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla | ESP / Albacete Balompié

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