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 Morgan, Jonathan 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
|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||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||Jonathan David||KAA Gent|
|F||Cyle Larin||Besiktas JK|
|F||Tosaint Ricketts||Toronto FC|