Canada are still searching for their first victory in any match since 2012. In search of this elusive first victory, Canada manager Benito Floro has decided to go for an experienced squad for the upcoming friendly match against Jamaica. Canada’s last when came in a World Cup qualifying match against Cuba in 2012. Since then, there have been a string of draws and several defeats along the way. Benito Floro will be in charge of his first match at home since taking over the national team job in 2013. The Spaniard has decided to call up a number of experienced players in the 23 man squad.
It is understood that the team will be preparing for this match from August 31. The training will be taking place north of Toronto, and it will not be before September 6 that the team will be making the trip down south in order to take part in the match. The friendly is set to take place on September 9 at the BMO Field in Toronto. The squad has a number of players playing in the MLS and this is likely to help Canada given that the MLS is in the middle of the campaign. Players are likely to be much fitter and this was a huge advantage during the World Cup 2014 for the US national team.
“As you can imagine for me, this is a very special game because it’s a chance to correspond with the supporters. So I would like a very good game—not only to pick up a win but to also get a good performance. We’ve seen several Jamaican games and we consider them to be a physically good team. This means that technically and tactically it is a very good test for us,” said the former Real Madrid head coach.