The Canadian men's national team have released their 24-man roster ahead of September Concacaf Nations League matches against Cuba in September, it was announced Wednesday. Canada will open Group A play against Cuba at BMO Field Sept. 7 before a Sept. 10 rematch in the Cayman Islands.


“It’s great to be back in Toronto because for many of these players it’s their hometown and an opportunity to show their best in the red shirt,” Canada coach John Herdman said in a statement. “This squad of players are hungry for success and want to qualify for the Concacaf Nations League Final Four Tournament in June.  We’ve put down some strong roots over the last 18 months in our cultural and tactical approaches and we will be doing everything in this series of games to take our country to the next level ”.


The squad features 16 holdovers from the Concacaf Gold Cup and 12 MLS players with the Vancouver Whitecaps leading the way with four players selected — goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, who set a new MLS record with 16 saves in a 3-1 loss at San Jose, central defenders Derek Cornelius and Doneil Henry and midfielder Russell Teibert to go along with 'Caps alum Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich.


Canada National Team Roster vs. Cuba

Position
Name
Club
GK
Milan Borjan
Red Star Belgrade
GK
Marco Carducci
Cavalry FC
GK
Maxime Crepeau
Vancouver Whitecaps
D
Samuel Adekugbe
Vålerenga Fotball
D
Juan Cordova
CD Huachipato
D
Derek Cornelius
Vancouver Whitecaps
D
Doneil Henry
Vancouver Whitecaps
D
Richie Laryea
Toronto FC
D
Kamal Miller
Orlando City SC
D
Adam Straith
VfL Sportfreunde Lotte
D
Steven Vitoria
Moreirense FC
M
Liam Fraser
Toronto FC
M
Will Johnson
Orlando City SC
M
Mark-Anthony Kaye
LAFC
M
Jonathan Osorio
Toronto FC
M
Samuel Piette
Montreal Impact
M
Russell Teibert
Vancouver Whitecaps
M
David Wotherspoon
St. Johnstone FC
F
Tesho Akindele
Orlando City SC
F
Lucas Cavallini
Puebla FC
F
Jonathan David
KAA Gent
F
Alphonso Davies
Bayern Munich
F
Junior Hoilett
Cardiff City
F
Cyle Larin
SV Zulte Waregem