Three 'Caps called up to Canada for upcoming friendly vs. Jamaica

Adekugbe, Davies, de Jong - Canada - split screen

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that Sam Adekugbe, Alphonso Davies, and Marcel de Jong have been called up to the Canadian national team for their international friendly vs. Jamaica on Saturday, September 2 at BMO Field (4 p.m. PT on TSN).

Davies and de Jong will join the national team following Vancouver’s away match at Orlando City SC on Saturday, August 26 and are not expected to miss any action, while Adekugbe is currently on loan with Swedish Allsvenskan club IFK Göteborg.

All three players rejoin the national team after helping Canada reach the quarterfinal stage of the Gold Cup for the first time since 2009. Canada’s Gold Cup run ultimately came to an end with a 2-1 defeat to Jamaica, which adds a little more intrigue to the upcoming friendly.

Davies, who now has three goals in five appearances for Canada, was awarded the Gold Cup Golden Boot as the top scorer in the tournament, as well as the Young Player Award as the most promising player. He was also named to the tournament Best XI.

Adekugbe also has five career appearances with Canada’s senior national team, while de Jong is one of the most experienced players of the group with 54 caps to his name. 


  • Midfielders Atiba Hutchinson and Will Johnson are both included in the September squad after missing this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup run to the quarter-finals. Hutchinson of Brampton, Ontario is making his first appearance with head coach Octavio Zambrano. 
  • Two players receiving their first call ups to the Men’s National Team are David Choinière (St-Alexandre, QC) and Amer Didic (Sherwood Park, AB). 
  • In all, 13 players are 24 years or younger, with Davies the lone teenager. Alongside Choinière and Didic, goalkeeper James Pantemis (Montréal) is the other player yet to make his international “A” debut.
  • In 2017, Canada’s overall international record is three wins, three draws, and one loss in seven matches

1- GK- Simon Thomas | NOR / FK Bodø/Glimt
2- FB- Nik Ledgerwood | CAN / FC Edmonton
3- CB- Manjrekar James | HUN / Vasas Budapest
4- FB- Michael Petrasso | ENG / Queens Park Rangers
5- CB- Dejan Jaković | USA / New York Cosmos
6- M- Samuel Piette | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
7- FB- Samuel Adekugbe | SWE / IFK Göteborg (on loan from Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
8- M- Will Johnson | USA / Orlando City SC
9- F- Tosaint Ricketts | CAN / Toronto FC
10- M- David Junior Hoilett | WAL / Cardiff City FC
11- F- Cyle Larin | USA / Orlando City SC
12- M- Alphonso Davies | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
13- M- Atiba Hutchinson | TUR / Beşiktaş JK
14- M- Mark-Anthony Kaye | USA / Louisville City FC
15- CB- Amer Didic | USA / Sporting Kansas City
16- F- Anthony Jackson-Hamel | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
17- FB- Marcel de Jong | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
18- GK- Jayson Leutwiler | ENG / Blackburn Rovers
20- M- Raheem Edwards | CAN / Toronto FC
21- M- Jonathan Osorio | CAN / Toronto FC
22- GK- James Pantemis | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
23- M- Tesho Akindele | USA / FC Dallas
24- M- David Choinière | CAN / Impact Montréal FC
25- M- Jay Chapman | CAN / Toronto FC