Five Vancouver Whitecaps FC players have been named to Canada’s preliminary 40-player roster for this summer’s Concacaf Gold Cup, Concacaf announced today.
Goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau, centre backs Derek Cornelius and Doneil Henry, left back/winger Brett Levis, and midfielder Russell Teibert all made the initial list for Canada. They are joined by Whitecaps FC Academy products Sam Adekugbe, Alphonso Davies, Adam Straith, and Simon Thomas. See the full 40-player roster below.
The final 23-player rosters will be announced by Concacaf the first week of June. After the official announcement, only injury-related changes will be allowed, up until 24 hours before each team’s first match. Any injury replacements must come from the preliminary 40-player roster.
The 2019 Gold Cup will be the biggest-ever edition of the event, with more participating nations (16 up from 12 in 2017), more host countries (three, including first-time matches in Costa Rica and Jamaica), and more stadiums (17, up from 14 in 2017).
The 15th edition of the continental championship will kick off on June 15 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, with Canada and Martinique marking the start of Group A action. Canada will then face Mexico on June 19 at Broncos Stadium in Denver, Colorado and Cuba on June 23 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.
CANADA'S PRELIMINARY 40-PLAYER GOLD CUP ROSTER
1 Defender SAMUEL ADEKUGBE – VÅLERENGA FOTBALL (NOR)
2 Forward TESHO AKINDELE – ORLANDO CITY SC (USA)
3 Midfielder SCOTT ARFIELD – RANGERS FC (SCO)
4 Goalkeeper MILAN BORJAN – RED STAR BELGRADE (SER)
5 Defender ZACHARY BRAULT-GUILLARD – MONTREAL IMPACT (CAN)
6 Goalkeeper ALESSANDRO BUSTI – JUVENTUS FC U23 (ITA)
7 Forward LUCAS CAVALLINI – CLUB PUEBLA (MEX)
8 Midfielder JUAN CORDOVA – CD HUACHIPATO (CHI)
9 Defender DEREK CORNELIUS – VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (CAN)
10 Goalkeeper MAXIME CREPEAU – VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (CAN)
11 Forward JONATHAN DAVID – KAA GENT (BEL)
12 Forward ALPHONSO DAVIES – FC BAYERN MUNICH (GER)
13 Defender DAVID EDGAR – HARTLEPOOL UNITED FC (ENG)
14 Defender RAHEEM EDWARDS – CHICAGO FIRE SC (USA)
15 Defender MARCUS GODINHO – HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN FC (SCO)
16 Defender ANDRE HAINAULT – 1. FC KAISERSLAUTERN (GER)
17 Defender DONEIL HENRY – VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (CAN)
18 Forward JUNIOR HOILETT – CARDIFF CITY FC (WAL)
19 Midfielder ATIBA HUTCHINSON – BEŞIKTAŞ J.K. (TUR)
20 Forward ANTHONY JACKSON-HAMEL – MONTREAL IMPACT (CAN)
21 Defender DEJAN JAKOVIC – LOS ANGELES FC (USA)
22 Defender MANJREKAR JAMES – MIDTJYLLAND (DEN)
23 Midfielder DAVID WILL JOHNSON – ORLANDO CITY SC (USA)
24 Defender MARK ANTHONY KAYE – LOS ANGELES FC (USA)
25 Forward CYLE LARIN – BEŞIKTAŞ J.K. (TUR)
26 Goalkeeper JAYSON LEUTWILER – BLACKBURN ROVERS FC (ENG)
27 Defender BRETT LEVIS – VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (CAN)
28 Midfielder LIAM MILLAR – KILMARNOCK FC (SCO)
29 Midfielder KAMAL MILLER – ORLANDO CITY SC (USA)
30 Defender ASHTONE MORGAN – TORONTO FC (CAN)
31 Midfielder NOBLE OKELLO AYO – TORONTO FC (CAN)
32 Midfielder JONATHAN OSORIO – TORONTO FC (CAN)
33 Goalkeeper JAMES PANTEMIS – MONTREAL IMPACT (CAN)
34 Midfielder SAMUEL PIETTE – MONTREAL IMPACT (CAN)
35 Forward TOSAINT RICKETTS – FK SŪDUVA (LIT)
36 Defender ADAM STRAITH – SPORTFREUNDE LOTTE (GER)
37 Midfielder BALLOU TABLA – ALBACETE BALOMPIE (ESP)
38 Midfielder RUSSELL TEIBERT – VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (CAN)
39 Goalkeeper SIMON THOMAS – KFUM-KAMERATENE OSLO (NOR)
40 Midfielder DAVID WOTHERSPOON – ST JOHNSTONE FC (SCO)