CanMNT: Best sarting XI based on FIFA 20 career mode potential

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GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – MARCH 03: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Alphonso Davies of Bayern Muenchen controls the ball during the DFB Cup quarterfinal match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Muenchen at Veltins Arena on March 3, 2020 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The CanMNT is building for the future. But what might the best starting XI be in future years? We used FIFA 20 career mode potential to find out.

Last time, we took a look at how FIFA 20 predicted how the United States Men’s National Soccer Team would do in the future. Now, we give the Canadian Men’s National Team the spotlight. Many fans in Canada, CONCACAF, and beyond think that this may be the best collection of Canadian talent since the team that won the 1999 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Let’s take a look at the players that FIFA 20 believes could be integral to their success in the coming years based on their potential ratings.

Note: Potential Player Comparisons compare each US player at their hypothetical peak to the other player’s current rating on FIFA 20 to provide additional context. Ages reflect their starting age when playing in FIFA 20 career mode, not their current age at the time of writing.

VANCOUVER, BC – MAY 31: Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau (16) throws the ball back into play during their match against Toronto FC at BC Place on May 31, 2019, in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Devin Manky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Goalkeeper

GK: Maxime Crepeau

Age: 25

Starting Rating: 71

Potential: 75

Club: Vancouver Whitecaps

Potential Player Comparisons: Willy Caballero (Argentina/Chelsea), Heurelho Gomes (Brazil/Watford), Jesus Corona (Mexico/Cruz Azul)

Maxime Crepeau has played his entire career in Canada. Despite being a backup during his five years at Montreal Impact, he got his first Canadian cap in 2016. He appears to be the heir to Milan Borjan, but while Borjan is 32 years old, he also has his eyes on playing for Canada at a World Cup as he continues to be the number one choice at Red Star Belgrade. Should Crepeau be patient and continue to start at the Vancouver Whitecaps or elsewhere, he might get his chance.

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