CanMNT drops 23-man roster for Concacaf Nations League double-header
Canada Soccer have announced their Men’s National Team squad for the upcoming Concacaf Nations League matches against Curaçao and Honduras in the month of March. The two-match series doubles as an opportunity to reach the 2022-23 Concacaf Nations League Final as well as a qualification route to this summer’s 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.
The series also features Canada’s first home match since the Men’s National Team’s historic run to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. Canada play away against Curaçao on Saturday 25 March (21.00 local) and then back home against Honduras on Tuesday 28 March (20.00 local). The home match will be played in Toronto with tickets available via Ticketmaster.ca. Fans can take advantage of a special ME+3 ticket offer, getting four tickets for the price of three. For complete ticket information visit canadasoccer.com.
Your squad for two crucial @CNationsLeague matches! 🍁— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) March 16, 2023
3/28 Homecoming 🎫: https://t.co/KHYMEkdZ2c#CANMNT x @CIBC #WeCAN
“The last time we played in Toronto in March, we qualified for the FIFA World Cup,” said John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “This is just the start of the journey and we hope the fans that were there celebrating will support us on our first step towards our home FIFA World Cup preparations for 2026.”
Canada (1W-0D-1L) have two matches remaining in their League A Group C schedule while their opponents Curaçao (1-0-2) and first-place Honduras (2-0-1) have one match left each. Both of Canada’s matches will be broadcast live on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’ Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at OneSoccer.ca, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform. Fans will find extended coverage for the matches across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANMNT.
Canada are riding a Men’s National Team record 15-match undefeated streak at home including a joint-record seven-match home win streak. Canada Soccer’s combined National Teams, meanwhile, have an 11-match undefeated streak at BMO Field since June 2017, which is also a Canada Soccer record.
While Canada are perfect 2-0-0 against Curaçao since 2017, they hold a 5W-3D-2L home record against Honduras since 1985. The overall record is an even 1-1-1 in their last three matches against Honduras since September 2021, with Honduras the 2-1 winners in San Pedro Sula in this round of Concacaf Nations League.
CANADA SOCCER’S MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are the reigning Kings of Concacaf, having finished first overall in the Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers from September 2021 to March 2022. It marked the third time that Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team won a Concacaf title, having previously won the 1985 Concacaf Championship and the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup.
Across FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers, Canada posted 14 wins, four draws and just two losses over three rounds as they became the first nation from the region to qualify for Qatar with a 4:0 home win on 27 March 2022 in Toronto. Canada scored a Men’s National Team record 54 goals across the cycle while Cyle Larin set the Canadian record for goals (13), Alphonso Davies set the Canadian record for assists (eight), and Milan Borjan set the Canadian record for clean sheets (nine). Of note, both Larin (13) and Jonathan David (nine) were the top-two goalscorers across all Concacaf nations in 2021-22 FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers.
Throughout the qualifying campaign, Canada set numerous team and individual records, also setting a Concacaf record for the longest undefeated streak in a FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers campaign. Canada set their own Men’s National Team records for consecutive wins (eight) and longest home undefeated streak (14 matches). Across 2021, Canada were the “Most Improved Side” on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.
GK- Milan Borjan | SRB / FK Crvena zvezda (Red Star Belgrade)
GK- Tom McGill | ENG / ENG / Brighton & Hove Albion U-21
GK- Dayne St. Clair | USA / Minnesota United FC
CB- Derek Cornelius | SWE / Malmö FF
CB- Scott Kennedy | GER / SSV Jahn Regensburg
CB- Kamal Miller | CAN / CF Montréal
CB- Steven Vitória | POR / GD Chaves
CB- Dominick Zator | POL / Korona Kielce
FB- Samuel Adekugbe | TUR / Galatasaray SK
FB- Alistair Johnston | SCO / Celtic FC
FB- Richie Laryea | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Stephen Eustáquio | POR / FC Porto
M- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | CAN / Toronto FC
M- Ismaël Koné | ENG / Watford FC
M- Victor Loturi | SCO / Ross County FC
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
F- Ayo Akinola | CAN / Toronto FC
F- Charles-Andreas Brym | NED / FC Eindhoven
F- Tajon Buchanan | BEL / Club Brugge KV
F- Jonathan David | FRA / Lille OSC
F- Alphonso Davies | GER / FC Bayern München
F- Cyle Larin | ESP / Real Valladolid CF