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Canada To Face Chinese Taipei In BC

Posted on 22 July 2002 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Women's Under-19 Head Coach Ian Bridge today announced his 18-player roster for a training camp and two-game series against Chinese Taipei in Victoria (July 28) and Vancouver (July 31). These games are part of The Road to the World Championship Games, being used as preparation for the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship.

The Canadians have won all six of their preparation games with three wins over Italy in Mexico respectively. Canada has outscored their opponents 27-4 in the six games and will be looking to keep their momentum going against Chinese Taipei, who will compete in Victoria during the tournament.

No less than seven of the 18 players named by Bridge saw action with Canada's Women's World Cup team in a 2-2 draw with Norway on July 17 in Toronto.

I believe the 2 game series against Chinese Taipei will be our toughest games to date in preparation for the U-19 World Cup,” said Bridge. “I scouted them at the AFC qualifying tournament in Goa, India and they are a very skillfull, fast team with three or four special players. They are a very similar team to Japan, who we will play in our 2nd game of the tournament in Edmonton. I am also looking forward to returning to UVIC's Centennial Stadium where I coached for 11 years, and also to Swangard Stadium - one of the best soccer venues in the

Following the two-game series, Canada's final preparation game will be against Brazil in Calgary on August 11. The FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship takes place from August 17 – September 1 in Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver.

The Road to the World Championship Games:

Sunday, July 28 vs Chinese Taipei - Centennial Stadium, Victoria, BC\t\t4:00 p.m. local time
Wednesday, July 31 vs Chinese Taipei - Swangard Stadium. Vancouver, BC\t7:30 p.m. local time
Sunday, August 11 vs Brazil - Foothills Stadium, Calgary, AB\t\t\t11:00 a.m. local time

Erin McLeod\tGK\tCalgary, AB\t26/2/83\t\tSouthern Methodist University
Jessica Hussey\tGK\tKanata, ON\t2/9/83\t\tOttawa Fury
Sasha Andrews\tD\tEdmonton, AB\t14/2/83\t\tSouthern Methodist University
Robyn Gayle\tD\tMississauga, ON\t31/10/85\t\tunattached
Christina Kahlina\tD\tSherwood Park, AB\t29/3/83\t\tUniversity of Alberta
Heather Smith\tD\tNew Westminister, BC\t26/7/83\t\tUniversity of British Columbia
Myriam Gousse\tM\tBrossard, QC\t23/5/85\t\tLac St-Louis Lakers
Caroline Vaillancourt\tM/F\tCharlesbourg, QC\t2/2/85\t\tDynamo de Quebec
Melanie Booth\tM\tBurlington, ON\t24/8/84\t\tBurlington Flames
Candace Chapman\tM/F\tAjax, ON\t2/4/83\t\tUniversity of Notre Dame
Clare Rustad\tM\tSalt Spring Island, BC\t27/4/83\t\tUniversity of Washington
Katie Thorlakson\tM\tLangley, BC\t14/1/85\t\tUniversity of Notre Dame
Kara Lang\tF\tOakville, ON\t22/10/86\t\tOakville
Amy Vermeulen\tF\tSaskatoon, SK\t23/11/83\t\tUniversity of Wisconsin
Carmelina Moscato\tF\tMississauga, ON\t2/5/84\t\tOttawa Fury
Britanny Timko\tF\tCoquitlam, BC\t5/9/85\t\tBurnaby Panthers
Michelle Rowe\tF\tCalgary, AB\t17/5/84\t\tCalgary Blizzard
Christine Sinclair\tF\tBurnaby, BC\t12/6/83\t\tUniversity of Portland

Alex Hylan, Head of Delegation, Victoria
Andy Sharpe, Head of Delegation, Vancouver
Ian Bridge, Head Coach
Lewis Page, Assistant Coach\t\t\t
Shel Brodsgaard, Goalkeeper Coach
Chris Jackson, Athletic Therapist\t
Cristy Cunningham, Manager

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