World Cup 2022: Canadian defender Kennedy to overlook World Cup

Canadian defender Scott Kennedy will miss the World Cup after injuring a shoulder.

The 25-year-old, who has eight worldwide appearances, was damage Saturday whereas taking part in for Regensburg towards Rostock within the German second tier, leaving the match within the seventh minute.

“He was devastated this morning,” Canada coach John Herdman mentioned throughout a convention name Wednesday. “He can be a giant loss to this group on and off the sector. Simply a kind of robust moments as a coach the place you have to share that grim actuality with somebody.”

Herdman was relieved Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, who turned 22 Wednesday, was not severely damage when he sustained a cranial bruise towards Dortmund on Oct. 8. Davies, Canada’s prime participant, returned eight days later.

“Each recreation we’re monitoring you have simply received that kind of pit in your abdomen that you’ll lose a vital participant however it’ll occur,” Herdman mentioned. “Each weekend you are dreading it. One half is you are going to miss some high quality from the group, however the subsequent half is simply figuring out the ache that these gamers are going to undergo.”

Atiba Hutchinson, a 39-year-old midfielder and Canada’s captain, is the one participant within the pool who was alive throughout Canada’s final World Cup look in 1986. He has not appeared for Turkey’s Beikta this season because of a bone bruise, however Herdman hopes he can play in a Turkish Cup match towards Serik Belediyespor on Nov. 9.

“He feels good,” Herdman mentioned. “All of the indicators are constructive there.”

Herdman chosen 21 gamers for a coaching camp opening Sunday forward of a Nov. 11 exhibition towards Bahrain in Manama. Gamers chosen for the World Cup will journey the next day and Europe-based gamers will report forward of a Nov. 17 pleasant towards Japan at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Toronto midfielder Jonathan Osorio, who has 55 worldwide appearances, has performed one match since Aug. 20 because of post-concussion syndrome, 19 minutes at Orlando on Sept. 17.

“We have had employees monitoring his scrimmages,” Herdman mentioned. “The suggestions has been tremendous constructive. He appears to be actually having an influence on the sector and searching again to his previous self. Enjoying worldwide soccer in desert situations goes to be a bit totally different to what he is experiencing now in his membership coaching enviornment.”

Canada opens Group Fagainst Belgium on Nov. 23, earlier than dealing with Croatia 4 days later and Morocco on Dec. 1.

Twenty gamers headed to the camp are from Main League Soccer together with midfielder Liam Fraser of Deinze in Belgium’s second tier.

4 haven’t appeared for Canada’s senior group: goalkeeper James Pantemis; defenders Lukas MacNaughton and Joel Waterman; and midfielder Mathieu Choiniere.

Eight gamers are from Montreal’s MLS group, seven from Toronto and one every from Vancouver, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, Minnesota and Nashville.

Toronto and Vancouver final performed Oct. 9, Nashville on Oct. 15, Minnesota on Oct. 17, LA Galaxy on Oct. 20 and Montreal on Oct. 23. LAFC performs Philadelphia within the MLS championship recreation on Saturday.

“Are they going to be on the match health ranges that we require to take them to Qatar?” Herdman mentioned.

The roster:

Goalkeepers: Maxime Crepeau (Los Angeles), James Pantemis (Montreal), Dayne St. Clair (Minnesota).

Defenders: Zachary Brault-Guillard (Montreal), Raheem Edwards (LA Galaxy), Doneil Henry (Toronto), Alistair Johnston (Montreal), Richie Laryea (Toronto), Lukas MacNaughton (Toronto), Kamal Miller (Montreal), Joel Waterman (Montreal).

Midfielders: Mathieu Choiniere (Montreal), Liam Fraser (Deinze, Belgium), Mark-Anthony Kaye (Toronto), Ismael Kone (Montreal), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto), Samuel Piette (Montreal).

Forwards: Ayo Akinola (Toronto), Lucas Cavallini (Vancouver), Jayden Nelson (Toronto), Jacob Shaffelburg (Nashville).


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