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BORGES (CAN) GETS CALL TO NATIONAL TEAM

Canada Soccer announced Friday that Forge FC midfielder Tristan Borges has been named to the Men’s National Team roster for a 12-day camp running January 4 to January 16 in Irvine, California including three International Friendly’s against Barbados January 7 and January 10 before facing Iceland January 15 at Orange County Great Park.

Borges, 21, made 27 appearances for Forge FC in 2019, finishing first in the CPL with 13 goals, and tied for first in the league with five assists. The 5-7 midfielder finished the year being crowned a 2019 Canadian Premier League Champion, 2019 Player of the Year, Best U-21 Canadian Player of the Year and earning the CPL’s Golden Boot.

Borges has represented Canada at the youth international level, including two major CONCACAF championship tournaments. In three appearances at the 2017 Men’s Under-20 Championship in San Jose, Costa Rica, Borges registered one assist and posted one goal in six matches at the 2015 Men’s Under-17 Championship in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

“It is a testament to his hard work over the 2019 season.” said Bobby Smyrniotis, Head Coach of Forge FC. “He is a multi-dimensional player who has proven himself on both sides of the ball and has earned this opportunity with the National Team. Forge FC wishes him and the Men’s National Team all the best in their upcoming matches.”

“It is always an honour to be given the opportunity to represent your country and I am proud to get this call up.” said Tristan Borges, Forge FC midfielder. “I am excited to represent Forge FC at the national level and to keep promoting the CPL for the future. This wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the CPL and Forge FC staff throughout the 2019 season.”