Welshman, Roberts highlight CPLers in preliminary Gold Cup squads

Four Canadian Premier League players have earned call-ups to the preliminary rosters of their respective national teams for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, with Forge FC goalkeeper Quillan Roberts and forward Emery Welshman both earning the nod for Guyana.

HFX Wanderers FC goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams and FC Edmonton right-back Kareem Moses also earned call-ups to the Trinidad and Tobago national team.

Roberts had previously represented Canada at the Under-17 level, and made a single appearance for Canada’s senior national team side, when he replaced Milan Borjan with five minutes remaining in a 3–0 win against Puerto Rico back in March of 2015. He was also part of Canada’s squad for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but did not garner any minutes of action.

As such, Roberts is eligible for a one-time switch in FIFA registration, and can thus represent Guyana from his father’s side.

Welshman has nine appearances for Guyana since earning his first call-up in 2015, scoring seven goals. The FC Cincinnati loanee scored the game-winning goal in Guyana’s 2-1 victory against Belize last March, a win that sent the team to its first-ever Gold Cup.

Meanwhile, Williams returns to the Trinidad and Tobago national team fold having made 81 appearances for the Soca Warriors since 2003. Moses joins Williams in the preliminary squad, having made seven appearances for Trinidad and Tobago since 2012.

Check out all the players called up to their respective national team’s preliminary rosters HERE.