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Former Mingo heading to the World Cup


Former Forward Madison goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair is headed to the World Cup in Qatar for Team Canada.

St. Clair was the Mingos’ first-ever starting goalkeeper in 2019. Drafted seventh overall by Minnesota United out of the University of Maryland, he was loaned to Madison for the 2019 season along with Carter Manley, Wyatt Omsberg and Mason Toye.

He got his first taste of international soccer last year, earning two caps in World Cup qualification. He was also on the roster for the 2021 Gold Cup.

St. Clair got the official call-up for the World Cup Sunday, a week after Team Canada’s backup goalkeeper Maxim Crepeau broke his leg in the MLS Cup final. Milan Borjan (Red Star Belgrade/Serbia) and James Pantemis (CF Montreal) will round out the Canadian goalkeeping corps.

Canada will play one more tune-up match against Japan on Thursday, then open the tournament with a match against second-ranked Belgium on November 23.