Even though there are five weeks between Toronto FC’s season and the end of the World Cup, Jonathan Osorio and Marc-Anthony Kaye should be on the list. He has been a key member of the qualifying journey, as well as in Osorio’s case, having reached some crucial moments for Canada over the past year.
David Woderspoon returned to the pitch for St Johnstone’s after 10 months in a friendly match during the international break. Waderspoon tore her ACL last November, so seeing her healthy is a key factor.
That being said, Waderspoon got eight appearances in 2021 before his injury. They put on a remarkable 4-1 win over Panama at BMO Field in October. The 32-year-old can easily return to the fold provided he shows no signs of wear and tear.
As far as Ismail Kon is concerned, it is more a matter of how many minutes he will get in Qatar rather than making the roster. He may still be a bit crude, but at 20 years old, Con has the poise, restraint and aggressive instincts that can be useful to the Canadian, even as an impact substitute.