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Timko Scores Twice in 2-1 Win Over Australia

Posted on 9 November 2004 at 23:00 PM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Bangkok, Thailand - Canada's Women's Under-19 team opened the 2004 FIFA U19 Women's World Championship with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Group A opponent Australia this evening in steamy Bangkok, Thailand. Canada raced out to a two-goal lead early in the contest but Australia quickly grabbed a goal back in the first few moments of the second half. The Aussies searched hard for the equalizer, despite having their goalkeeper sent off midway through the second half, but they failed to find a way past Stacey VanBoxmeer. In the end it was Canada who walked away with full points and a share of top spot in Group A. Both teams looked tentative from the onset and seemed content to battle for control of the middle of the park. But after the 10 minute mark, the Canucks began to stretch the Aussie's and a goal seemed imminent. Brittany Timko was the first to get in behind the Australian back four but as she reached the top of the area, she was hurried into shooting earlier than she had wanted by the Australian defense. The resulting shot sailed high over the goal but the Coquitlam, BC native seemed buoyed by the service she was now receiving. More

Canada Takes On Austraila

Posted on 8 November 2004 at 23:00 PM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Under-19 Team takes on Australia tomorrow in their first game of the 2004 FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championship in Thailand. The game will begin at 7:45 pm local/ 7:45 am ET/ 4:45 am PT. Sportsnet will broadcast the match on tape delay at 4:00 p.m. (ET – East region)/ 3:30 p.m. (ET – Ontario)/ 2:30 p.m. (MT)/ 4:30 p.m. (PT). For those interested in following the match online, FIFA.com will provide information on two of their websites; www.fifa.com and the official 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Thailand website. Canada will continue Group A play against Thailand (host) on Saturday, November 13th at 7:45 pm (local) and Germany on Tuesday, November 16th at 7:45 pm (local). More

No distance too far for Gayle and Canada

Posted on 7 November 2004 at 23:00 PM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

After a harrowing journey of well over 26 hours through a host of time zones, Canadian right back Robyn Gayle was surprisingly composed when she sat down to chat with FIFA.com. Just minutes after arriving at the team hotel, the first Canuck to reach the Thai capital and home of Group A took time out to talk football and expectations on the eve of the finals.

"North Carolina to Vancouver, Vancouver to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to Bangkok," she wearily recounted her journey to the prestigious U-19s. "I don't know exactly how long it was, but it sure felt like a long time."

Though she is undecided about her major field of study at university in the United States, the first-year student is clear as day about how she would define success at the upcoming FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Thailand 2004. More

Bridge Selects Roster For Thailand

Posted on 22 October 2004 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Under-19 Head Coach Ian Bridge today announced his 21-player roster for the FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championship from November 10-27, 2004 in Thailand. Canada will depart from Vancouver on Sunday, October 31st for Phuket, Thailand to play two friendlies against Russia on Thursday, November 4th and Saturday, November 6th. The team will depart after the second friendly for final preparations in Bangkok, Thailand. Canada will begin their quest for gold against Australia on Wednesday, November 10th and continue Group A play against Thailand (host) on Saturday, November 13th and Germany on Tuesday, November 16th. More

Germany Defeats Canada 2-1

Posted on 7 September 2004 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Halifax, Nova – Canada's Women's Under-15 Team were defeated 2-1 by Germany on Monday, September 6th in front of 1,767 spectators at Mainland Common Field in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada defeated Germany in the two previous games of the series. The Canadian's opened the scoring, on this cool and blustery day, in the third minute with a breakaway goal by Adrienne Ruhe-Lischke. Germany's Stephanie Bunte scored in the 27th minute, and again in the 80th minute for Germany's first win over Canada in three games. More

Canada Placed in Group A

Posted on 11 June 2004 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario - The draw for the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship Thailand 2004, held today in Bangkok, produced three evenly-matched groups of four. Canada was placed in Group A with host Thailand, Australia, and the second place European team.

Canada will play all group matches in Bangkok; beginning on Wednesday, November 10th against Australia, then Thailand on Saturday, November 13th, then the European team on Tuesday, November 16th.

The final for the Championship will take place on Saturday, November 27th in Bangkok.

More information can be found on FIFA.com

Group A

Thailand, Europe 2, Australia, Canada More

Canada Wins CONCACAF U-19 Championship

Posted on 6 June 2004 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Women's Under-19 Team today defeated the United States 2-1 in front of 3,300 spectators at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa in the final of the CONCACAF Women's Under-19 Qualifying Tournament. Josee Belanger (Coaticook, QC) scored the game winner in the 118th minute for Canada's first win against Americans at the U-19 level.

Both teams advanced to the 2004 FIFA U-19 World Championships in Thailand set for November when they won their semi-final games in Montreal on Friday, June 4th.

Canada came out strong in the third minute as Katie Thorlakson (Langley, BC) forced American goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris into a diving save that led to a Canadian corner. The corner taken by Veronique Maranda (Saint-Lambert, QC) evolved into a goal mouth scramble for multiple Canadian shots on net. Aysha Jamani (Calgary, AB) capitalized on a rebound in the scramble for her fifth goal in the tournament. More

Canada Qualifies For 2004 FIFA Women's U-19 Championships

Posted on 4 June 2004 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Women's Under-19 Team today defeated Costa Rica 4-0 in front of 2,354 spectators in the semi-final match of the CONCACAF Women's U-19 Qualifiers in Montreal, Quebec. The win sends Canada to the final at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 6th at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa, and the 2004 FIFA World Championships in Thailand set for November.

In the earlier semi-final match played in Montreal, the United States defeated Mexico 6-0 to earn the other CONCACAF place in the World Championships.

Canada came out strong after the opening whistle as Brittany Timko was able to send a shot to the Costa Rican net in the first minute of play. Two minutes later, Timko again was able to send another shot to the net. Katie Thorlakson was called offside in the eighth minute after beating a defender and the Costa Rican goalkeeper Yirlania Fonseca for a shot into the net. More

Bridge Selects Roster For CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament

Posted on 19 May 2004 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Under-19 Team Head Coach Ian Bridge today announced his 18-player roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Women's U-19 Qualifying Tournament which begins on May 28th in both Montreal and Ottawa.

Canada's first match of the CONCACAF tournament is in Montreal against Jamaica on May 28th at 7:00 p.m. before relocating to Ottawa for games against Panama on May 30th at 6:00 p.m. and Mexico on June 1st at 7:00 p.m..

The semi-finals will be played in Montreal on June 4th and the finals will be played in Ottawa on June 6th. The two finalists of the CONCACAF tournament will advance to the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in Thailand. More

Canada Takes Silver At Pan Am Games

Posted on 15 August 2003 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CP) - The whistle had barely blown to begin overtime when Brazil's Cristiane Silva popped the ball over the outstretched hands of Canadian keeper Taryn Swiatek for the golden goal.

But when the shock wore off, Canada's young women's soccer team said they didn't measure success in wins and losses Friday after losing the gold-medal final at the Pan American Games 2-1 in overtime to Brazil.

"Twelve of these players are under 18 years of age, and they pushed a team, a team that I think will be one of the dominant teams in the World Cup this summer, really to the limit," said a pleased Canadian coach Ian Bridge. "And I think we'll keep on getting stronger." More

Canada Reaches Gold Medal Game At Pan Ams

Posted on 12 August 2003 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada's Pan American Games team advanced to Thursday's Gold Medal match by virtue of a nailbiting 3-2 vicory over CONCACAF rivals Mexico at the Estadio Olimpico in Santo Domingo last night. Canada, fielding a team with an average age of 18 years, 6 months, raced out to an early three goal lead but had to battle for the full 90 minutes in order to keep a determined Mexican side from levelling the score in the dying minutes of the contest.

From the opening whistle, the young Canadians pressured the Mexican defense and in the 3rd minute, that pressure seemed to have paid off. Kristina Kiss' inswinging corner appeared to have crossed the line before a Mexican defender pulled it out of the goal with her hand. Neither the goal nor the handball were called despite animated protests on and off the field. More

Bridge Announces Pan Am Roster

Posted on 24 July 2003 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Pam American Team Head Coach Ian Bridge has named 18-players to represent Canada in the upcoming Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from July 28-August 15, 2003.

The roster is mostly comprised of 11-players who recently traveled with the (U-19) development team to Europe and played games in Italy and Germany: Josee Belanger (Coaticook, QC), Robin Gayle (Mississauga, ON), Myriam Gousse (Brossard, QC), Selina Iacchelli (Edmonton, AB), Kathleen Johnston (Sudbury, ON), Staphanie Labbe (Stoney Plain, AB), Justine Lebrecque (Laval, QC), Holy Lincoln (Scarborough, ON), Veronique Maranda (St. Lambert, QC),Katie Radchuck (Halifax, NS), and Katie Thorlakson (Langley, BC). More

U-19 Women's Team Named Finalist for Female Team of the Year Award

Posted on 12 February 2003 at 23:00 PM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association is proud to announce the selection of the National Women's U-19 Team by the Spirit of Sport Foundation as a finalist for the 30th Annual Canadian Sport Awards in the Female Team of the Year category.

The event honours the athletic accomplishments of some of our country's finest sport heroes and is will be produced at CBC Headquarters in Toronto on Tuesday, March 25. Veteran broadcaster Ron MacLean will host the ceremonies. More

Young Canadian Women Gain Valuable Experience

Posted on 6 February 2003 at 23:00 PM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Under-17 (1986) and Under-16 (1985) Teams together played the United States Under-16 squad on Thursday as they attend a nine day training camp in San Diego, California.

Canada was defeated 2-1 by the Americans in a competitive match environment that provided an opportunity to expose and prepare the young athletes for international competition. Canada's only goal came from Lisa Collinson of Niagara, Ontario in the first half. More

US Edges Canada On Golden Goal In Final

Posted on 1 September 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta – Canada's emotional and remarkable run in the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship came to an end Sunday when they lost the championship final 1-0 to the United States on a golden goal in the 109th minute. American captain Lindsay Tarpley scored from a scramble in front of the Canadian goal, hitting a shot past goalkeeper Erin McLeod in front of a packed crowd of 47,194 flag-waving fans at Commonwealth Stadium. More

Canada Beats Brazil Advances To Final

Posted on 29 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta - In front of a raucous, enthusiastic crowd of 37,194, Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team advanced to the final of the FIFA U19 Women's World Championship on the heels of a dramatic 4-3 win on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time at Commonwealth Stadium. It marks the first time a team from Canada has reached the final of a FIFA tournament. More

Canada Defeats England 6-2 To Reach Semis

Posted on 25 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta - Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team advanced to a semi-final showdown with Brazil in the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship thanks to five goals by captain Christine Sinclair, who helped them to a 6-2 victory over England in the quarter-finals in front of more than 23,000 fans at Commonwealth Stadium. More

Canada Beats Nigeria 2-0

Posted on 22 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta - Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team completed the round robin portion of the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship with a 2-0 win over Nigeria to finish atop Group A with three straight wins. The Canadians will now face England, who finished third in Group C, in the quarter-finals on Sunday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. MT at Commonwealth Stadium.
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Christine Sinclair scored her fourth goal of the tournament in the 25th minute, beating Nigerian goalkeeper Francisca Agbara low to her right from the penalty spot. More

Canada Reaches Quarters With 4-0 Win Over Japan

Posted on 20 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta - Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team clinched a quarter-final berth with a 4-0 win over Japan in their second game in Group A at the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday night.
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In front of another large crowd of 15,714, Christine Sinclair scored what was arguably the goal of the tournament thus far, when she gathered a clearance by Sasha Andrews and drilled a spectacular shot to the far post past lunging Japanese goalkeeper Miho Fukumoto in the 9th minute. More

Canadians Post 3-2 Win Over Denmark

Posted on 18 August 2002 at 00:00 AM EST in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Edmonton, Alberta – Canada's Women's Under-19 National Team earned a 3-2 victory over Denmark in their opening game at the 2002 FIFA U19 Women's World Championship at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday in front of a crowd of 21,117.
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Kara Lang scored from 25 yards out after spotting Danish goalkeeper Sarah Andersen off her line. When asked after the game about the play, Lang replied: “It was a shot.” The goal was reminiscent of Ronaldinho's goal in the World Cup. More

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