January 11, 2017
Orlando City's Johnson in, Larin out
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando City SC midfielder Will Johnson has been called to the Canada national team training camp, the team announced this week.
Canada training camp is scheduled in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., from Thursday through Wednesday. Of 28 players invited, 18 will be selected for a visit to Bermuda for a friendly match Jan. 22.
“We want to give our players an early advantage heading into their pre-seasons, but also give our staff an opportunity to observe, evaluate, and educate a larger group of players,” Canada interim coach Michael Findlay said. “This project also provides an internal competition within the larger group as only 18 will be selected for travel to the match.”
Johnson, a Toronto native who joined the Lions Dec. 28, 2016, has earned 41 caps since making his senior debut in 2005. Johnon has started 36 international matches, totaling four goals and seven assists.
Orlando City All-Star striker Cyle Larin was not called into the squad due to injury. Larin has five goals in 19 senior international appearances.