Nashville SC’s Alistair Johnston receives first call-up to Canadian national team

Alistair Johnston’s impressive rookie year keeps getting better. Nashville SC’s 22-year-old right back has been called up to the Canadian national team for the first time in his career for their matches against Barbados and Iceland on January 7 and 15.

“We are so proud of Alistair’s recent call-up to Canada, and glad that his country sees the same special qualities in him that Nashville Soccer Club and our fans see,” said Nashville SC General Manager Mike Jacobs. “The opportunity to join the top players in Canada for this camp will be a tremendous experience for him to continue his growth as a player, and we are so excited for him to be able to measure himself among his nation’s elite. Alistair is very well-deserving, and we believe in him and his potential as he embraces this next opportunity.”

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The 11th overall pick of the 2020 SuperDraft, Johnston claimed the right-back spot shortly after MLS resumed play in August, starting 18 matches across 21 appearances, and becoming a core part of the best defense in MLS expansion history.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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