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Canada names star-studded roster for next Nations League game

Four Toronto FC players have been called up, plus some other big names from around the world.

Billy Dzwonkowski // Canada Soccer

Canadian men’s national team coach John Herdman has announced the roster he’ll be selecting from for the squad’s upcoming Concacaf Nations League qualifier against Dominica on Oct. 16. It appears he’s bringing a pretty loaded team to this clash at BMO Field, with plenty of familiar faces on the list.

Four Toronto FC players have been called up (Tosaint Ricketts, Jay Chapman, Ashtone Morgan, and Jonathan Osorio), as have phenom prospects signed to major European clubs, like future Bayern Munich man Alphonso Davies, current Liverpool academy player Liam Millar, Juventus goalkeeper Alessandro Busti, and recently-committed Barcelona B starlet Ballou Tabla.

Making his return to the national team is longtime CMNT vet Atiba Hutchinson.

After defeated the U.S. Virgin Islands 8-0 in their previous match down in Bradenton, Florida, Canada will be hoping for another strong performance on home soil against Dominica. They currently sit fourth in the Nations League qualifying table, because — somehow — Haiti, Cuba, and Curacao have better goal differentials after one game.

The full Canadian squad is below:

GK- Simon Thomas | NOR / Kongsvinger IL
FB- Zachary Brault-Guillard | FRA / Olympique Lyonnais
CB- Manjrekar James | DEN / FC Fredericia
CB- Derek Cornelius | SRB / FK Javor Ivanjica
CB- David Edgar | CAN / Ottawa Fury FC
M- Samuel Piette | CAN / Impact de Montréal
M- Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Scott Arfield | SCO / Glasgow Rangers FC
F- Cyle Larin | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
M- David Junior Hoilett | WAL / Cardiff City FC
F- Tosaint Ricketts | CAN / Toronto FC
W- Alphonso Davies | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
W- Liam Millar | ENG / Liverpool FC U-23
CB- Doneil Henry | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Jay Chapman | CAN / Toronto FC
FB- Ashtone Morgan | CAN / Toronto FC
GK- James Pantemis | CAN / Impact de Montréal
F- Lucas Cavallini | MEX / Puebla FC
F- Jonathan David | BEL / KAA Gent
M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
GK- Alessandro Busti | ITA / Juventus FC U-23
M- Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla | ESP / FC Barcelona B