Herdman unveils Canada’s preliminary roster for 2019 Gold Cup

Canada's Jonathan David celebrates his goal against Dominica with teammate Alphonso Davies (12). (Nathan Denette/CP)

Canada’s 40-man preliminary squad for the 2019 Gold Cup was unveiled on Monday by Concacaf, along with the other 15 participating nations in the tournament.

No Canadian Premier League players were named to the roster by head coach John Herdman, but four others did make the cut on other national teams (Quillan Roberts, Emery Welshman, Jan Michael Williams and Kareem Moses).

The final 23-man squads have to be submitted no later than 10 business days before Canada’s opening match on June 15.

Canada will open the tournament against Martinique in Pasadena, Calif., before taking on Mexico (June 19 in Denver) and Cuba (June 23 in Charlotte). The top two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals.

This will be Herdman’s first tournament as coach of the Canadian men’s national team. His predecessor, Octavio Zambrano, guided Canada to the knockout stage in 2017 for the first time in eight years before they were eliminated by Jamaica, the eventual finalists.

You can view the full 40-man roster below.

Courtesy: Concacaf

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