The Canada Men’s national team has named 28 players for its January camp, the federation announced Tuesday.
Interim head coach Michael Findlay, who replaced Benito Floro after Canada’s exit from World Cup qualifying in October, will take 18 of these players down to Bermuda for the team’s friendly on Jan. 22.
As this camp does not take place during a FIFA window, it is entirely made up of players who either are free agents or play in North American leagues.
"We want to give our players an early advantage heading into their preseasons, but also give our staff an opportunity to observe, evaluate, and educate a larger group of players," Findlay said in a press release. "This project also provides an internal competition within the larger group as only 18 will be selected for travel to the match."
Cyle Larin and David Edgar are two higher-profile players who will miss out due to injury.
Here is the roster in full:
Goalkeepers: Marco Carducci (unattached), Callum Irving (Ottawa Fury FC), Sean Melvin (Vancouver Whitecaps 2)
Defenders: Nana Attakora (San Francisco Deltas), Dejan Jakovic (unattached), Wandrille Lefevre (Montreal Impact), Jamar Dixon (Ottawa Fury FC), Nik Ledgerwood (FC Edmonton), Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC), Karl Ouimette (unattached)
Midfielders: Tesho Akindele (FC Dallas), Kyle Bekker (unattached), Marco Bustos ( Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Jay Chapman (Toronto FC), Marcel de Jong (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Ben Fisk (FC Edmonton), Carl Haworth (Ottawa Fury FC), Will Johnson ( Orlando City SC), Ben McKendry (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), Adam Straith (unattached), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Maxim Tissot (unattached)
Forwards: Molham Babouli (Toronto FC), Raheem Edwards (Toronto FC II), Jordan Hamilton (Toronto FC), Anthony Jackson-Hamel (Montreal Impact) Tosaint Ricketts (Toronto FC)