Perhaps quicker than expected, John Herdman and the Canadian Mens National Team have released their Squad for the fast-approaching Gold Cup.
Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup#GoldCup2019— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) May 30, 2019
SQUAD & PROFILES https://t.co/m5zC5jdvXz#CANMNT #TogetherWeRise pic.twitter.com/8Qx1554t0A
On first flush, a few surprises - The inclusion of Toronto FC’s not-so-gentle giant Noble Okello will certainly raise some eyebrows, as will the omission of Barcelona B prospect Ballou Tabla.
Personally, I was surprised to see Will Johnson on the team sheet, but we’ve heard often enough how much John Herdman values veterans in the locker room, so I suppose that plays a part.
Canada’s Campaign begins June 15th as they take on Martinique in Group A action.
“We laid a good foundation culturally and tactically through Concacaf Nations League Qualifying & the team seem focused and ready to push each other and the country as far as they can in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup."— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) May 30, 2019
️Head Coach John Herdman #CANMNT #GoldCup2019 (1of2) pic.twitter.com/v8NhDt90gi
What do we think about the final selections? What do we think of our chances to make a deep run in this tournament?