Vancouver Whitecaps have the most players announced, with five, followed by Montreal (four) and Toronto (3). Non-Canadian teams will also send players with three Orlando City players being announced, two from LAFC, and one from Chicago Fire.
In addition to those currently playing with Vancouver, former Caps Simon Thomas, Sam Adekugbe, David Edgar, and Alphonso Davies were also named to the provisional squad.
Vancouver Armada did note though that no Canadian Premiere League players were announced on this provisional roster.
Canada has released it's preliminary Gold Cup roster.— Vancouver Armada (@VancouverArmada) May 20, 2019
5 #VWFC players were selected. Nobody from #PacificFC.
In fact, no #CanPL players were chosen by Canada. Not even Petrasso.
Defenders Ferreira, Gutierrez and Tomori did not join the team.#GoldCup2019 #CopaOro pic.twitter.com/PZSiH5ztpK
While potentially a bit disappointing that none of the players in our own league were included in the roster, there were none that necessarily stood out in positions of need.
Canada will play in Group A of the Gold Cup, beginning with a match against Martinique on June 15th. Canada will then play Mexico on June 19th, and conclude June 23rd against Cuba. With the top two teams advancing, it would be a major disappointment if Canada were not to advance to the knockout stages; especially after their recent success in the Nations League Qualifying