Ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, who are the players lining up for a place in the final CanMNT roster for the tournament?
The CanMNT are enjoying one of the best moments in the history of Canadian soccer. Thanks to individuals and team effort, the Canadians are in pole position for Qatar in November.
From big shock, including the defeat of the United States and Mexico, the Canadian Men’s soccer team have been hailed for their bravery and effort.
Canada has qualified for just one World Cup and hopes for better results in the remaining fixtures of the qualifiers.
So who are the players in the current pool for the FIFA World Cup set to take place in Qatar later this year?
Top performers in the qualifiers like Jonathan Osorio, Jonathan David, Cyle Larin, Alphonso Davies and Sam Adekugbe could make the final shortlist if they continue with their current form.
Top players in CanMNT Roster for FIFA World Cup in Qatar
1. Maxime Crépeau
(Los Angeles, Goalkeeper)
2. Milan Borjan
(Red Star Belgrade, Goalkeeper)
3. Jayson Leutwiler
(Oldham Athletic, Goalkeeper)
4 . Kamal Miller
(CF Montréal, Centre-Back)
5. Doneil Henry
6. Scott Kennedy
(SSV Jahn Regensburg, Centre-Back)
7. Derek Cornelius
(Panetolikos GFS, Centre-Back)
8. Steven Vitória
9. Sam Adekugbe
10. Cristián Gutiérrez
(Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Left-Back)
11. Richie Laryea
(Nottingham Forest, Right-Back)
12. Alistair Johnston
13. Stephen Eustaquio
(FC Porto, Defensive Midfield)
13. Samuel Piette
(CF Montréal, Defensive Midfield)
14. Liam Fraser
(KMSK Deinze, Defensive Midfield)
15. Mark-Anthony Kaye
(Colorado Rapids, Central Midfield)
16. Jonathan Osorio
(Toronto FC, Central Midfield)
17. Atiba Hutchinson Atiba
(Besiktas JK, Central Midfield)
18. Cyle Larin
(Besiktas JK, Left Winger)
18. Liam Millar
(FC Basel, Left Winger)
19. Junior Hoilett
(Reading FC, Left Winger)
20. Tajon Buchanan
(Club Brugge KV, Right Winger)
21. Jonathan David
(LOSC Lille, Centre-Forward)
20. Iké Ugbo
(ESTAC Troyes, Centre-Back)
21. Lucas Cavallini
(Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Centre-Forward)
22. Alphonso Davies
(Bayern Munich, Defender)
Canada is edging close to the World Cup in Qatar with just a few wins away. The country has only qualified for the competition just once in 1986.
The current position of the Canadian Men’s National Team on the CONCACAF Qualifiers offers some form of hope to Canadian soccer fans waiting anxiously to see the team on the world stage.
Best Canadian soccer players right now
Alphonso Davies is one of the best Canadian soccer players abroad. In the past few seasons, he’s been rock solid for Bayern Munich.
Davies’ pattern and style of play have enabled him to cement a place in the starting lineup at Bayern Munich. With the Canadian Men’s National Team, Davies has been critical since his debut in 2017.
Davies sometimes plays as a winger, left-back, or even as a forward in some cases.
Jonathan David is one of the fastest-growing Canadian soccer players in Europe. He plays forward; He was part of Lille’s team that edged Paris Saint-Germain to the French Ligue 1 title in the 2020/2021 season.
David this season is more of an improved striker who’s been consistent and has scored double figures already, contributing to Lille’s Champions League progression to the knockout stages.
The stats do speak well of him. His consistency has been the only key to blistering form for Lille in the French football top division.
Cyle Larin is one of the best players at Beşiktaş. Larin is a forward who knows how and when to hit the target.
Rightly said, Jonathan Osorio is one of the biggest stars of modern Canadian soccer.