CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers
After missing out on this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, both Will Johnson and Atiba Hutchinson return to Canada’s roster for a pair of upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
On Thursday, Canada released its 22-man roster for the two-legged series against Belize (Sept. 4 and 8), with veteran midfielders Johnson and Hutchinson the key returnees. Fellow midfielder Issey Nakajima-Farran, enjoying a successful season in Malaysia, is also back with the national team.
Orlando City SC's rookie striker Cyle Larin could set an MLS record on an emotional return to his hometown this weekend, as his club travels north of the border to meet Toronto FC for the third time this season (4 pm ET; TSN in Canada, MLS LIVE in US).
Tied with Damani Ralph's 2003 mark for most goals from a first-year forward (11) with nine matches remaining, Larin would find BMO Field a fitting locale to achieve that aim.