Alphonso Davies -- Close Up -- Canada home kit
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Canada calls up nine MLS players for Concacaf Nations League qualifying

The Canadian men's national team unveiled its roster for their first home match in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League qualifying, and it has a heavy dose of MLSers.

Head coach John Herdman called in a mix of youngsters and veterans for an Oct. 16 match vs. Dominica at BMO Field, including Vancouver Whitecaps phenom Alphonso Davies and fellow teen Ballou Tabla, who earned his first call-up after recently choosing to play for Canada over Ivory Coast. Tabla began his career with the Montreal Impact before getting transferred to FC Barcelona.

Davies and Tabla were among six teenagers called up to the squad and eight players aged 21 or younger, including Impact Homegrown goalkeeper James Pantemis

Some of the squad’s more seasoned players include the Impact’s Samuel Piette, Vancouver’s Russell Teibert and Doneil Henry, and a Toronto FC quartet of Tosaint Ricketts, Ashtone MorganJonathan Osorio and Jay Chapman that will be playing in their home stadium.

Former Orlando City SC striker Cyle Larin, now with Turkish club Bestikas, also earned a spot on the roster.

Canada roster vs. Dominica

Pos. Player Club
GK Alessandro Busti Juventus U-23
GK James Pantemis Montreal Impact
GK Simon Thomas Kongsvinger IL
D Zachary Brault-Guillard Olympique Lyonnais
D Derek Cornelius FK Javor Ivanjica
D David Edgar Ottawa Fury FC
D Manjrekar James FC Fredericia
D Ashtone Morgan Toronto FC
M Scott Arfield Rangers
M Jay Chapman Toronto FC
M Alphonso Davies Vancouver Whitecaps
M David Junior Hoilett Cardiff City
M Atiba Hutchinson Besiktas JK
M Liam Millar Liverpool U-23
M Jonathan Osorio Toronto FC
M Samuel Piette Montreal Impact
M Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla Barcelona B
M Russell Teibert Vancouver Whitecaps
F Lucas Cavallini Puebla
F Jonathan David KAA Gent
F Cyle Larin Besiktas JK
F Tosaint Ricketts Toronto FC