Nashville SC

Alistair Johnston called to Canada World Cup Qualifying team for September window

From Club release:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today that defender Alistair Johnston will represent the Canadian National Team in upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches with two matches being at home in Toronto and one away in Nashville.

Johnston has been a mainstay for Canada Soccer Men’s National Team since bursting on the scene after a sensational MLS rookie campaign in 2020. The 22-year-old defender earned his first international call-up in January 2021 and has now accumulated 10 caps in this calendar year alone.

In Johnston’s 10 appearances for the Canadian National Team, the team owns a record of 8W-2L-0D with a goal differential of plus 28 and five clean sheets. The two losses were suffered by just one goal apiece.

Johnston played every minute for Canada in the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, leading the squad to the Semi-final round against Mexico. 

The Canadian international will return to the pitch this weekend for Nashville SC as the Boys in Gold take on MLS rival Atlanta United FC this Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 2:30 p.m. CT.

Nashvillle SC release

Johnston and Walker Zimmerman can face off once more after their (brief, thanks to a Zimmerman injury) encounter in the Gold Cup. Better yet, that matchup would happen in their hometown, with the United States hosting Canada at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Sept. 5

Johnston has become a key player for John Herdman’s Canada, capable of playing as a wingback or right centerback in the Canucks’ back-three formation in the Concacaf Gold Cup as well as the pre-Octagonal rounds of the World Cup Qualifying tournament. He plays primarily as a fullback or wingback for Nashville.

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