Canada announce roster for opening Octagonal 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

Canada's roster is out for September's World Cup Qualifiers, and there's plenty of MLS representation among head coach John Herdman's 23-player group as Concacaf final-round matches get underway.

New England Revolution forward Tajon Buchanan, Colorado Rapids midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye and Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio headline the 11 MLS players who received call-ups for two home games at BMO Field in Toronto and one away bout at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

The home matches will see Canada host Honduras on Sept. 2 (8:05 pm ET | OneSoccer) and El Salvador on Sept. 8 (7:30 pm ET | OneSoccer), with a massive clash against the US men's national team sandwiched in between on Sept. 5 (8 pm ET | FS1, UniMás, TUDN).

The MLSers join a unit that's headlined by Vancouver Whitecaps FC academy product and current Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies, as well as Lille forward and Ligue 1 champion Jonathan David.

Check out Canada's full roster below.

Canada roster for September World Cup Qualifiers


  • Milan Borjan – Red Star Belgrade
  • Maxime Crépeau – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • James Pantemis – CF Montréal


  • Doneil Henry – Suwon Samsung Bluewings
  • Scott Kennedy – SSV Jahn Regensburg
  • Kamal Miller – CF Montréal
  • Steven Vitória – Moreirense FC
  • Samuel Adekugbe – Hatayspor FC
  • Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich
  • Alistair Johnston – Nashville SC
  • Richie Laryea – Toronto FC


  • Stephen Eustáquio – FC Paços de Ferreira
  • Liam Fraser – Toronto FC
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş JK
  • Mark-Anthony Kaye – Colorado Rapids
  • Jonathan Osorio – Toronto FC
  • Samuel Piette – CF Montréal
  • David Wotherspoon – St. Johnstone FC


  • Tajon Buchanan – New England Revolution
  • Lucas Cavallini – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Jonathan David – Lille OSC
  • David Junior Hoilett – Reading FC
  • Cyle Larin – Beşiktaş JK