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UPDATE (Jan. 10, 1:55 pm ET): Vancouver Whitecaps forward Theo Bair and Toronto FC'sJahkeele Marshall-Rutty and Jacob Shaffelburg have been added to Canada's January camp roster. It is the first camp for Marshall-Rutty, the 16-year-old Homegrown midfielder, while Bair and Shaffelburg join for the second time, having been part of last January's camp. 




Just two weeks after scoring on debut for the US men's national team, Toronto FC striker Ayo Akinola has been called up by Canada for their January camp next month.


Akinola, who is also eligible for Nigeria as well as the U.S. and Canada, scored nine goals in 15 games in an impressive breakout MLS season with TFC. That form earned the Ontario-raised frontman a call up for the USMNT, which he marked with a goal in the 27th minute of the U.S.’s 6-0 routing of El Salvador.


Having represented the U.S. at youth level, Akinola would have to file a one-time switch with FIFA in order to play for Canada. The 20-year-old has yet to make any firm decision about his international future although in October, OneSoccer's Gareth Wheeler reported Canada head coach John Herdman believed Akinola was leaning towards committing to Canada. 


“As a step towards FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the January camp provides our Men’s National Team with an opportunity to re-immerse the group both tactically and culturally towards competitive matches in March,” said John Herdman in Tuesday's press release. “As this is the first time we will be on the pitch with some players in over a year, it will be important to focus on performances as we build towards the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”


The camp will take place at the IMG Center in Bradenton, Florida, and, as it is in a non-FIFA window, features mostly players from MLS and Canadian clubs.


In addition to Akinola, six other MLS players earned their first call-up: Joel Waterman (Montreal Impact), Cristián Gutiérrez (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Dayne St. Clair (Minnesota United FC), Alistair Johnston (Nashville SC), Tajon Buchanan (New England Revolution) and Ralph Priso (Toronto FC).


MLS veterans include Mark-Anthony Kaye (LAFC), Lucas Cavallini and Maxime Crépeau (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Richie Laryea and Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), Samuel Piette (Montreal Impact) and Tesho Akindele (Orlando City SC).


The roster also features a first call-up for Arsenal teenager Marcelo Flores, who has represented Mexico at youth level.


Canada roster for January 2021 camp

Pos.
Player
Club
<span style="font-size: 13px;">GK</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Maxime Crépeau</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Vancouver Whitecaps FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">GK</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">James Pantemis</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Montreal Impact</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">GK</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Dayne St. Clair&nbsp;</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Minnesota United FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Derek Cornelius</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Vancouver Whitecaps FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Belal Halbouni</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">SV Werder Bremen II</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Kamal Miller</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Montreal Impact</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Frank Sturing</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">FC Den Bosch</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Joel Waterman</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Montreal Impact</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Samuel Adekugbe</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Vålerenga Fotball</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Zorhan Bassong</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Montreal Impact</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Zachary Brault-Guillard</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Montreal Impact</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Tajon Buchanan </span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">New England Revolution</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Cristián Gutierrez</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Vancouver Whitecaps FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Alistair Johnston</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Nashville SC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">D</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Richie Laryea</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Toronto FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Tesho Akindele</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Orlando City SC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Marco Bustos</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Pacific FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Liam Fraser</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Toronto FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Mark-Anthony Kaye</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">LAFC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Toronto FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Noble Okello</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Toronto FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Jonathan Osorio</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Toronto FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Samuel Piette</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Montreal Impact</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Ralph Priso</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Toronto FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">M</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Jacob Shaffelburg</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Toronto FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">F</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Ayo Akinola</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Toronto FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">F</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Theo Bair</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Vancouver Whitecaps FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">F</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Lucas Cavallini</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Vancouver Whitecaps FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">F</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Marcelo Flores</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Arsenal U-18</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">F</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Jayden Nelson</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Toronto FC</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">F</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Theo Corbeanu</span>
<span style="font-size: 13px;">Wolverhampton Wolves</span>

UPDATE (Jan. 10, 1:55 pm ET): Vancouver Whitecaps forward Theo Bair and Toronto FC'sJahkeele Marshall-Rutty and Jacob Shaffelburg have been added to Canada's January camp roster. It is the first camp for Marshall-Rutty, the 16-year-old Homegrown midfielder, while Bair and Shaffelburg join for the second time, having been part of last January's camp. 




Just two weeks after scoring on debut for the US men's national team, Toronto FC striker Ayo Akinola has been called up by Canada for their January camp next month.


Akinola, who is also eligible for Nigeria as well as the U.S. and Canada, scored nine goals in 15 games in an impressive breakout MLS season with TFC. That form earned the Ontario-raised frontman a call up for the USMNT, which he marked with a goal in the 27th minute of the U.S.’s 6-0 routing of El Salvador.


Having represented the U.S. at youth level, Akinola would have to file a one-time switch with FIFA in order to play for Canada. The 20-year-old has yet to make any firm decision about his international future although in October, OneSoccer's Gareth Wheeler reported Canada head coach John Herdman believed Akinola was leaning towards committing to Canada. 


“As a step towards FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the January camp provides our Men’s National Team with an opportunity to re-immerse the group both tactically and culturally towards competitive matches in March,” said John Herdman in Tuesday's press release. “As this is the first time we will be on the pitch with some players in over a year, it will be important to focus on performances as we build towards the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”


The camp will take place at the IMG Center in Bradenton, Florida, and, as it is in a non-FIFA window, features mostly players from MLS and Canadian clubs.


In addition to Akinola, six other MLS players earned their first call-up: Joel Waterman (Montreal Impact), Cristián Gutiérrez (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Dayne St. Clair (Minnesota United FC), Alistair Johnston (Nashville SC), Tajon Buchanan (New England Revolution) and Ralph Priso (Toronto FC).


MLS veterans include Mark-Anthony Kaye (LAFC), Lucas Cavallini and Maxime Crépeau (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Richie Laryea and Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), Samuel Piette (Montreal Impact) and Tesho Akindele (Orlando City SC).


The roster also features a first call-up for Arsenal teenager Marcelo Flores, who has represented Mexico at youth level.


Canada roster for January 2021 camp


Pos.
Player
Club
GKMaxime CrépeauVancouver Whitecaps FCGKJames PantemisMontreal ImpactGKDayne St. Clair Minnesota United FCDDerek CorneliusVancouver Whitecaps FCDBelal HalbouniSV Werder Bremen IIDKamal MillerMontreal ImpactDFrank SturingFC Den BoschDJoel WatermanMontreal ImpactDSamuel AdekugbeVålerenga FotballDZorhan BassongMontreal ImpactDZachary Brault-GuillardMontreal ImpactDTajon Buchanan New England RevolutionDCristián GutierrezVancouver Whitecaps FCDAlistair JohnstonNashville SCDRichie LaryeaToronto FCMTesho AkindeleOrlando City SCMMarco BustosPacific FCMLiam FraserToronto FCMMark-Anthony KayeLAFCMJahkeele Marshall-RuttyToronto FCMNoble OkelloToronto FCMJonathan OsorioToronto FCMSamuel PietteMontreal ImpactMRalph PrisoToronto FCMJacob ShaffelburgToronto FCFAyo AkinolaToronto FCFTheo BairVancouver Whitecaps FCFLucas CavalliniVancouver Whitecaps FCFMarcelo FloresArsenal U-18FJayden NelsonToronto FCFTheo CorbeanuWolverhampton Wolves