Adekugbe, Ahmed, Laryea, and Hoilett called up to Canadian men’s national team for Concacaf Nations League matches

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VANCOUVER, BC – Canada Soccer confirmed on Wednesday that Vancouver Whitecaps FC wingbacks Sam Adekugbe and Richie Laryea, as well as midfielder Ali Ahmed and forward Junior Hoilett, have been called up to Canada’s men’s national team for a pair of upcoming Concacaf Nations League matches against Jamaica.

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The first match is set to take place on Friday, November 17 at National Stadium Independence in Kingston, Jamaica, with kickoff set for 4 p.m. PT.

The second match is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21 and will be played at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, with kickoff set for 4:30 p.m. PT.

The 'Caps are the most represented club amongst this set of call-ups.

Adekugbe has scored one goal and added five assists in 41 appearances for Canada at the senior level, with three of those appearances coming at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar.

Ahmed earned his first call-up to the national team this past summer at the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup, making his international debut in the first match of the tournament against Guadeloupe. Ahmed also started Canada's matches Guatemala, Cuba, and the United States.

Laryea has tallied one goal and six assists in 46 appearances for Canada, making three of those appearances at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar. Laryea started all four of Canada’s matches at the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.

Hoilett has made 60 appearances for Canada, recording 16 goals and 16 assists. Three of the experienced forward’s appearances with the national team came at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar. Hoilett captained Canada at the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup, tallying one goal as well as two assists and starting all four of Canada’s matches.

Visit Canada Soccer for more details, including the full Canada MNT roster.