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Canada Names 40-Man Roster for Gold Cup

John Herdman names 40-man provisional roster for 2019 Gold Cup. Roster includes five current Whitecaps players and four former Whitecaps.

Canadian Men’s National Team coach John Herdman announced his provisional 40-man roster for the upcoming Gold Cup. From these 40, the final 23-man roster will be decided by June 6th.

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.

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