Jayden Nelson - Canada Under-17s - May 9, 2019
Canada Soccer

Canada roster for January camp, friendlies includes Toronto FC teen duo

The Canadian men's national team on Friday released coach John Herdman's roster for their training camp in California this month, calling in a well-rounded squad for a gathering highlighted by friendlies vs. Barbados and Iceland. 

Composed mainly of North-American based players, including 18 from MLS clubs, as well as a few from Europe, the group includes two talented Toronto FC teenagers, Jayden Nelson and Noble Okello, and six first-time call-ups. Les Rouges will train and play at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, meeting Barbados on Jan. 7 and Jan. 10 before facing Iceland on Jan. 15.

“It’s a great way to start the year with three international matches and the opportunity to work with 26 players, including players who are new to the Men’s National Team or have been on our radar in 2019,” said Herdman in a federation release.

“Outside of the FIFA window, it is a difficult period to assemble players due to club and off-season commitments, but this gives us the opportunity to introduce young players who we have monitored throughout 2019 and have continued to impress at the club or international level.” 

Canada roster for January 2020 camp

Pos. Player Club
GK Carducci, Marco Cavalry FC
GK Crepeau, Maxime Vancouver Whitecaps
GK Pantemis, James Montreal Impact
D Cornelius, Derek Vancouver Whitecaps
D Didic, Amer FC Edmonton
D James, Manjrekar FC Midtjylland
D Miller, Kamal Orlando City
D Adekugbe, Sam Valerenga
D Bassong, Zorhan Cercle Brugge KSV
D Godinho, Marcus FSV Zwickau
D Laryea, Richie Toronto FC
D Morgan, Ashtone Toronto FC
M Borges, Tristan Forge FC
M Chapman, Jay Inter Miami
M Fraser, Liam Toronto FC
M Okello, Noble Toronto FC
M Osorio, Jonathan Toronto FC
M Piette, Samuel Montreal Impact
M Shome, Shamit Montreal Impact
M Teibert, Russell Vancouver Whitecaps
F Akindele, Tesho Orlando City
F Bair, Theo Vancouver Whitecaps
F Brym, Charles-Andreas Belenenses SAD U-23s
F Nelson, Jayden Toronto FC
F Ricketts, Tosaint Vancouver Whitecaps
F Shaffelburg, Jacob Toronto FC

LIVE YOUR COLORS: Download the free MLS app - The official MLS app gets a major update for 2020, making it easier than ever to keep up with your favorite club, check standings, watch videos and much more.