Queens Park Rangers winger Junior Hoilett commits to Canada Soccer

TORONTO — David (Junior) Hoilett has committed to play for Canada.

The 25-year-old midfielder from Brampton, Ont., plays his club soccer for Queens Park Rangers in England’s second tier. But his international future has been a question mark until now.


The Canadian Soccer Association tweeted a photo of Hoilett, wearing a Canada shirt and holding a Canada scarf, with the words “Welcome Junior Hoilett, the newest member to join #canMNT ranks!”

Hoilett is also eligible to play for Jamaica by virtue of his parents. England was also a possibility by virtue of his time spent there.

Hoilett has seen limited action for QPR this season, appearing in just two cup games. He played for Blackburn Rovers previously in England.

Canada’s next game is a friendly against Ghana on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C.


The Canadian Press