Tesho Akindele

Orlando City SC forward Tesho Akindele has been added to Canada’s roster for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup after Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola was ruled out with a torn ACL, Canada Soccer announced Friday.

Les Rouges are in the quarterfinals and will face Costa Rica on Sunday (7 pm ET | FS1, Univision, TUDN). They finished second in Group B, beating Haiti and Martinique before dropping a 1-0 result to the United States last weekend.

Akindele was part of Canada’s provisional roster, allowing him to be a Gold Cup injury replacement. The 29-year-old has scored three goals in 17 international appearances, last featuring in a January 2020 friendly against Iceland.

The Calgary native entered MLS in 2014 as a first-round SuperDraft presented by adidas pick for FC Dallas. Akindele has played for Orlando since 2019 and has 40 goals and 14 assists across 192 regular-season games (107 starts).

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