New England Revolution

Drake links up with rising New England Revolution star after Canadian national team win

Tajon Buchanan netted a goal — and a photo with the famous fellow Canadian — Wednesday night in Toronto.

Tajon Buchanan sends a header toward the goal during a 2022 World Cup Qualifying match against Panama at BMO Field in Toronto. Vaughn Ridley / Getty Images

New England Revolution winger Tajon Buchanan helped the Canadian men’s national soccer team to a 4-1 win over Panama in a World Cup qualifier match Wednesday night — and Drake apparently took notice.

The rapper and fellow Canadian posed for a photo with Buchanan following the comeback win, which the 22-year-old posted on his Instagram story.

Buchanan contributed a goal and a glancing header that resulted in a Panama own goal during the win in Toronto, as Canada try to qualify for just their second-ever World Cup (the team now sits in the third and final spot in CONCACAF’s final qualification round for a direct berth into the 2022 tournament).


However, he was not necessarily the first member of the team Drake sought to meet Wednesday night. Canadian head coach John Herdman said after the match that Drake texted the team’s 20-year-old phenom Alphonso Davies and wanted to meet the team. Drake also met with Davies and posted a photo of his jersey on his own Instagram. After all, it was Davies who delivered the highlight of the night.

However, Buchanan has also been making a name for himself.

In August, the Revolution agreed to sell Buchanan to the Belgian team Club Brugge for a club record fee of $7 million with a clause to get 10 percent of any additional transfer fees. However, he will finish the MLS season on loan with the Revs, which have already clinched the top playoff seed in the Eastern Conference and are on the brink of winning the first Supporters Shield in team history.

Their next game is this Saturday against the Chicago Fire at Gillette Stadium.

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