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CF Montreal: very Quebecois and Canadian

The CF Montreal is a resolutely Quebec and Canadian formation.

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Of the 30 players under contract, 15 are from Quebec and 18 are Canadian. To this number, we add three guests of the Academy.

“To be honest, it’s not something I could have imagined,” admitted Samuel Piette on Wednesday.

“It’s a very good thing, it’s a source of pride for a local guy like me to see colleagues who have a lot to show. It’s a great philosophy to have within the club to show local players who have things to prove, ”said the midfielder who intends to play a leadership role with young people.

O Canada

The Maple Leaf certainly floats on the defensive unit, which is predominantly made up of Canadians, apart from Gabriele Corbo and Robert Thorkelsson.

“It’s great to see a Canadian club give so many chances to Canadian players,” admitted Joel Waterman. We have guys who grew up here, but also others who will represent the country well on the international stage.

“I think it will be fun and I’m happy to be a part of it. “

The brigade will however have to deal with the departure of its general, Rudy Camacho.

“It’s a big piece that we lost, we saw what he did last year in a difficult position,” said Waterman. It covered us a lot when we went forward, but the addition of Alistair [Johnston] is important. “

National team

Separately, several team members are expected to be called up by Canada’s national squad, which has three World Cup qualifiers scheduled for the end of the month. The training camp was canceled, however.

“I did not have an update on the games,” admitted Samuel Piette. I do not know the COVID situation in Honduras, this is a discussion I will have with Romell [Quioto]. “

Canada is also to receive the United States in Hamilton and visit El Salvador. The team under John Herdman sit first in the Octagon with six games to go.

“I think we surprised a lot of people with our performances,” said Piette. I also believe that we attracted a lot of people who did not follow us before.

“The idea of ​​qualifying for the World Cup excites fans and players alike. It would be a little guy’s dream to be able to participate. “