Canada Roster for Copa América Prep Matches vs. France and Netherlands

Canada’s national team is gearing up for the Copa América 2024 with two significant friendly matches in June against top-tier FIFA-ranked teams, France and the Netherlands. These matches mark the first test for newly appointed head coach Jesse Marsch.

Canada Roster for Copa América Prep Matches
Image credit: MLSsoccer.com

Goalkeepers (4)

  • Maxime Crépeau – Portland Timbers
  • Thomas McGill – Brighton & Hove Albion FC
  • Dayne St. Clair – Minnesota United FC
  • Grégoire Swiderski – Girondins de Bordeaux B (training player)

Defenders (9)

  • Moïse Bombito – Colorado Rapids
  • Derek Cornelius – Malmö FF
  • Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich
  • Luc de Fougerolles – Fulham FC
  • Kyle Hiebert – St. Louis CITY SC
  • Alistair Johnston – Celtic FC
  • Richie Laryea – Toronto FC
  • Kamal Miller – Portland Timbers
  • Dominick Zator – Korona Kielce

Midfielders (5)

  • Mathieu Choinière – CF Montréal
  • Stephen Eustáquio – FC Porto
  • Ismaël Koné – Watford FC
  • Jonathan Osorio – Toronto FC
  • Samuel Piette – CF Montréal

Forwards (9)

  • Thelonius Bair – Motherwell
  • Charles-Andreas Brym – Sparta Rotterdam
  • Tajon Buchanan – Inter Milan
  • Jonathan David – LOSC Lille
  • Junior Hoilett – Aberdeen FC
  • Cyle Larin – RCD Mallorca
  • Liam Millar – FC Basel
  • Jacob Shaffelburg – Nashville SC
  • Iké Ugbo – ESTAC Troyes

June Friendlies

  • June 6 vs. Netherlands – 2:45 pm ET (OneSoccer) | De Kuip, Rotterdam
  • June 9 vs. France – 3:15 pm ET (OneSoccer) | Matmut Atlantique, Bordeaux

Jesse Marsch, who took over as head coach on May 13, is set to lead Canada through these crucial preparation matches. Marsch brings a wealth of experience, having previously managed CF Montréal, New York Red Bulls, and Leeds United.

Key Dates

Marsch needs to finalize the roster for Copa América 2024 by June 15. The tournament rules stipulate a squad size between 23 to 26 players.

MLS Representation

The roster features ten players from Major League Soccer (MLS), highlighting the league’s importance to Canadian soccer. Montréal, Portland, and Toronto each have two players in the squad, including seasoned internationals Richie Laryea, Kamal Miller, and Jonathan Osorio.

Players to Watch

  • Maxime Crépeau and Dayne St. Clair are in a close contest for the starting goalkeeper position.
  • Alphonso Davies, a former Vancouver Whitecaps star, might be on the move to Real Madrid this summer.
  • Tajon Buchanan recently helped Inter Milan secure the Serie A title.

Canada Copa América Schedule

Canada is set to face formidable opponents in Group A at Copa América 2024. The fixtures are:

  • June 20 vs. Argentina at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  • June 25 vs. Peru at Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City
  • June 29 vs. Chile at Inter&Co Stadium, Orlando

Check the Copa America Full Schedule here.

The Canadian Men’s National Team (CanMNT) will open the tournament against defending champions Argentina, featuring superstar Lionel Messi.

Stay tuned for these exciting matches as Canada prepares to make its mark on the international stage at Copa América 2024!

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