The Canadian men’s team will rely on a squad mostly made up of European-based players for its first games since the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
John Herdman announced his 23-man roster on Thursday ahead of Canada’s Concacaf Nations League qualifiers later this month, with Bayern Munich fullback Alphonso Davies and Lille forward Jonathan David among the more high-profile players named to the side.
Canada will play away to Curaçao on March 25 before hosting Honduras on March 28 at BMO Field in Toronto.
Although these games fall inside the FIFA window, MLS will not shut down during the international break. As such, only six MLS players are on this latest Canadian team, including Toronto FC’s Jonathan Osorio, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Richie Laryea and Ayo Akinola.