Canada vs. Honduras in World Cup qualifying: What you need to know

Canada kicks off play in the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying on Thursday when it hosts Honduras at BMO Field.

Canada's Alphonso Davies

The Canadian men’s team resumes its World Cup qualifying campaign this week with a game against Honduras, the first of three very important Concacaf contests for the Reds in September.

Thursday marks the first match on home soil for the Canadian men since Oct. 15, 2019, when they earned a 2-0 win over the United States in the Concacaf Nations League. After cruising through the preliminary rounds and going on a semifinal run at this summer’s Gold Cup, Canada faces a gruelling schedule ahead with 14 qualifying games between now and next March, including several tricky road trips to Central America.

Coach John Herdman has put together a 22-man roster that features a number of veterans and some relative newcomers, including Tajon Buchanan, who has one goal and four assists in nine games (six as a starter) since making his national team debut back in June.

Here’s what you need to know about Thursday's game (8:00 p.m. ET) between Canada and Honduras at BMO Field.