Tesho Akindele named to Canadian National Team ahead of World Cup qualifying matches against Dominica

FRISCO, Texas (Tuesday, June 2) – FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was one of 23 players named to the Canadian National Team today for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Dominica.

Canada is scheduled to play a home-and-away series against Dominica in the second CONCACAF Preliminary Round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The team will train in Orlando, Fla., from June 7 to June 10, before traveling to Warner Park in Roseau, Dominica, for its match on June 11. The teams meet again five days later, on June 16, at BMO Field in Toronto. The second leg of the series is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT (7:30 p.m. ET).

The 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year has appeared in 44 matches in a row (across all competitions) since making his first professional start on May 1, 2014. He has three goals and an assist in eight starts this season.

About FC Dallas
A member of Major League Soccer since its inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by Hunt Sports Group. The professional team plays from March to November at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. One of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States, the venue plays host to Major League Soccer matches, concerts, international soccer matches and high school football. The 145-acre Toyota Soccer Center also includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields and is also home to the organization’s nationally-renowned youth development system.