Concacaf Olympic Qualifying - Men's tournament

The United States and Canada have released their preliminary rosters for the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, which is set to run from March 18-30 in Mexico to determine the region’s two representatives in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Japan.


No later than 10 days before the tournament, federations will need to submit a final 20-player roster for official competition. Changes will only be allowed in the event of force majeure or injury and must be made prior to 24 hours before each team’s first match. Any replacement players must come from the preliminary roster and will need to be approved by FIFA and Concacaf.


The United States preliminary roster includes 48 players, 40 of whom compete in MLS. Meanwhile, 25 of the 50 players on Canada’s roster compete in MLS. Preliminary lists were capped at 50 players.


LA Galaxy midfielder Efrain Alvarez is listed on both the United States and Mexico roster, but the 18-year-old can’t represent both countries. The federations and player would need to determine who he competes for, should he make the final cut. Alvarez has played for Mexico at the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, so a change of association request would have to be filed to pave the way for Alvarez to represent the US in official competition.


Another MLS-centric note: Neither the US or Canada rosters have Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola on them. Akinola, 21, is eligible to represent both countries, as well as Nigeria.


United States preliminary roster


The United States roster includes midfielder Brenden Aaronson and right back Bryan Reynolds, both of whom departed MLS this offseason on multi-million transfer fees. Aaronson went from the Philadelphia Union to RB Salzburg, and Reynolds went from FC Dallas to AS Roma.


FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids both have four players included, while Atlanta United, LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes all have three.

Pos.
Player
Club
GK
Callender, Drake
Inter Miami CF
GK
Freese, Matthew
Philadelphia Union
GK
Klinsmann, Jonathan
LA Galaxy
GK
Marcinkowski, JT
San Jose Earthquakes
GK
Ochoa, David
Real Salt Lake
GK
Scott, Brady
Austin FC
D
Araujo, Julian
LA Galaxy
D
Bello, George
Atlanta United
D
Duncan, Kyle
New York Red Bulls
D
Farfan, Marco
LAFC
D
Glad, Justin
Real Salt Lake
D
Gloster, Christopher
PSV Eindhoven
D
Herrera, Aaron
Real Salt Lake
D
Keita, Aboubacar
Columbus Crew SC
D
Kessler, Henry
New England Revolution
D
Pineda, Mauricio
Chicago Fire FC
D
Pines, Donovan
D.C. United
D
Reynolds, Bryan
AS Roma
D
Robinson, Miles
Atlanta United
D
Sands, James
New York City FC
D
Trusty, Auston
Colorado Rapids
D
Vines, Sam
Colorado Rapids
M
Aaronson, Brenden
RB Salzburg
M
Alvarez, Efrain
LA Galaxy
M
Amaya, Frankie
FC Cincinnati
M
Bassett, Cole
Colorado Rapids
M
Busio, Gianluca
Sporting Kansas City
M
Clark, Caden
New York Red Bulls
M
Cardoso, Johnny
Internacional
M
Dotson, Hassani
Minnesota United FC
M
Lennon, Brooks
Atlanta United
M
Mihailovic, Djordje
CF Montreal
M
Parks, Keaton
New York City FC
M
Perea, Andres
Orlando City SC
M
Servania, Brandon
FC Dallas
M
Tessman, Tanner
FC Dallas
M
Williamson, Eryk
Portland Timbers
M
Yueill, Jackson
San Jose Earthquakes
F
Cowell, Cade
San Jose Earthquakes
F
de la Fuente, Konrad
FC Barcelona
F
Ebobisse, Jeremy
Portland Timbers
F
Ferreira, Jesus
FC Dallas
F
Lewis, Jonathan
Colorado Rapids
F
Llanez, Uly
VFL Wolfsburg
F
Michel, Benji
Orlando City SC
F
Pepi, Ricardo
FC Dallas
F
Saucedo, Sebastian
Pumas
F
Soto, Sebastian
Norwich City

Canada preliminary roster


Toronto FC leads the way with nine players on Canada's preliminary roster, while Vancouver Whitecaps FC have seven players and CF Montréal have six players. The New England Revolution and Minnesota United FC are also represented on Canada's 50-player list.

Pos.
Player
Club
GK
Breza, Sebastian
Potenza Calcio
GK
Curcija, Nikola
Le Havre
GK
Hasal, Thomas
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
GK
Pantemis, James
CF Montreal
GK
Nogueira, Matthew
CS Maritimo
GK
St. Clair, Dayne
Minnesota United FC
D
Abzi, Diyaeddine
York United FC
D
Bassong, Zorhan
CF Montréal
D
Brault-Guillard, Zachary
CF Montréal
D
Chung, Kadin
Pacific FC
D
Cornelius, Derek
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
D
Dunn, Julian
Toronto FC
D
Farsi, Mohamed
Cavalry FC
D
Godinho, Marcus
FSV Zwickau
D
Cristian, Gutierrez
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
D
Meilleur-Giguere, Thomas
Pacific FC
D
Montgomery, Callum
Minnesota United FC
D
N'sa, Chrisnovic
York United FC
D
Romeo, Rocco
Toronto FC
D
Sturing, Frank
Den Bosch
D
Yao, Karifa
CF Montréal
M
Baldisimo, Michael
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M
Bayiha, Clement
CF Montréal
M
Choiniere, David
Forge FC
M
Daniels, Aidan
OKC Energy
M
Dias, Lucas
Sporting CP
M
Fraser, Liam
Toronto FC
M
Marshall-Rutty, Jahkeele
Toronto FC
M
Metcalfe, Patrick
Vancouver Whitecaps CF
M
Norman, David
Not attached
M
Okello, Noble
Toronto FC
M
Paton, Benjamin
Blackburn Rovers FC
M
Paton, Harrison
Ross County FC
M
Priso, Ralph
Toronto FC
M
Raposo, Ryan
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M
Shome, Shamit
FC Edmonton
M
Simpson, Steven
Barnsley FC
M
Tabla, Ballou
CF Montréal
M
Verhoeven, Noah
York United FC
F
Bair, Theo
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F
Brym, Charles
Lille OSC
F
Buchanan, Tajon
New England Revolution
F
Campbell, Terran
Pacific FC
F
Corbeanu, Theo
Wolverhampton Wanderers
F
Johnson, Malik
Real Monarchs
F
Nelson, Jayden
Toronto FC
F
Ongaro, Easton
FC Edmonton
F
Perruzza, Jordan
Toronto FC
F
Shaffelburg, Jacob
Toronto FC
F
Twardek, Kristopher
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