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Orlando City starlet Larin joins Besiktas ace Hutchinson in Canada squad

Benito Floro has named a 23-man Canada squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The Canucks take on Dominica in the second round of CONCACAF qualifying on June 11 in Roseau before hosting the Caribbean nation in Toronto six days later.

Besiktas veteran Atiba Hutchinson is front and centre in Floro's roster while a host of MLS players have been included for the two-legged qualifier.

Number one SuperDraft pick Cyle Larin has been rewarded for his impressive form with Orlando City and could add to his five caps while Toronto FC's Ashtone Morgan and Jonathan Osorio, New York Red Bulls defender Karl W. Ouimette, Montreal Impact's Maxim Tissot, Portland Timbers ace Will Johnson, Vancouver Whitecaps' Russell Teibert and FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele have also been included.

"The players and the staff are ready for these official games," Floro said in a press release. "These first eliminatory games will be more important in regards to testing our capacity to remain concentrated on the opposition. It's very important."

Canada squad for World Cup qualifiers with Dominica

Goalkeepers

Milan Borjan (Radni?ki Nis/Serbia) Lars Hirschfeld (Vålerenga/Norway) Kenny Stamatopoulos (AIK/Sweden)

Defenders

Nana Attakora (San Antonio Scorpions) Manjrekar James (Pécsi MFC/Hungary) Dejan Jakovic (Shimizu S-Pulse/Japan) Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC) Karl W. Ouimette (New York Red Bulls) David Edgar (Birmingham City FC/England) Nik Ledgerwood (Energie Cottbus/Germany)

Midfielders

Adam Straith (Fredrikstad FK/Norway) Maxim Tissot (Montreal Impact) Julian de Guzman (Ottawa Fury FC) Atiba Hutchinson (Besiktas/Turkey) Will Johnson (Portland Timbers) Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC) Samuel Piette (Deportivo la Coruña; Spain) Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

Forwards

Tosaint Ricketts (Hapoel Haifa/Israel) Tesho Akindele (FC Dallas) Randy Edwini-Bonsu (Stuttgarter Kickers/Germany) Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra/England) Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC)

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