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Canada Soccer clinches Semi-Final berth with 4:1 win over hosts at CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship 2018

Posted on 21 January 2018 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada 4:1 Trinidad and Tobago More

Canada Soccer opens group stage against Costa Rica at CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship 2018

Posted on 18 January 2018 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada Soccer will open its group stage at the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship against Costa Rica today in Trinidad and Tobago.   The opening match will see Canada face one of the emerging CONCACAF powers, before taking on tournament hosts Trinidad and Tobago on 20 January in its More

Canada Soccer opens group stage with 3:1 win over Costa Rica at CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship 2018

Posted on 18 January 2018 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada 3:1 Costa Rica More

Canada Soccer names roster for CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago

Posted on 12 January 2018 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada Soccer has named the 20 players who will represent Canada at the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, which serves as the qualification tournament for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 held later in the year.The tournament running from 17 January to More

Canada Soccer holds final National EXCEL U-20 camp ahead of CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship

Posted on 15 December 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada Soccer has invited 28 players to the final U-20 women’s camp of 2017 from 10 to 17 December in Burnaby, BC.   The camp is a key touchpoint ahead of January’s CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, which serves as the qualification tournament More

Canada draws hosts Trinidad & Tobago for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship

Posted on 8 November 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

The top three teams from the CONCACAF championship will qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France More

Canada Soccer invites 26 players into EXCEL camp in preparation for 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

Posted on 10 August 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada Soccer’s EXCEL Program has invited 26 players into an EXCEL camp running 11- 18 August in Burnaby, BC. More

Canada Soccer Women’s U-20 team take away valuable lessons from Australian tour

Posted on 10 July 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada Soccer U-20 Women’s Team leaves down under with valuable lessons learned against two very different opponents More

Canada Soccer Women’s U20 team prepare to face USA and Australia in a three nations tournament

Posted on 5 July 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Moscato and Wilkinson to co-coach games More

ROSTERS: Canada Soccer National EXCEL program kicks into high gear with two international tournaments in July

Posted on 22 June 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada Soccer’s U-20 Women’s National Team will take part in a tournament in Australia; the U-17 Women’s National Team will compete in a separate tournament in China More

Canada Soccer holds first NEX U-20 camp in lead up to 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Posted on 15 March 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

The camp taking place from 12 -21 March 2017 in Burnaby, brings together players from throughout the EXCEL system. More

Canada Soccer’s EXCEL program leaves no stone unturned in search for talented young players

Posted on 9 February 2017 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada Soccer will hold a women’s EXCEL identification camp in Burnaby starting 9 February More

Canada Soccer takes away valuable lessons from Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 20 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada 0:5 Japan More

Canada to take on Asian Champions in final PNG2016 group match

Posted on 19 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Live on TSN More

Canada Soccer Women’s U-20 team defeated by Nigeria at Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 16 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada 1:3 Nigeria More

Canada Soccer Women’s U-20 team ready to take on Nigeria in second match at Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 15 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

The match will be broadcast LIVE on TSN1 and TSN5. More

Canada falls to Spain in opening match of Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 13 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Canada 0:5 Spain More

Canada Soccer to kick off Papua New Guinea 2016 against Spain (on TSN in Canada)

Posted on 12 November 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 More

Canada Soccer releases 21-player roster for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016

Posted on 26 October 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

Women's U-20 National Team Roster More

Program synergy boosting Canada's future

Posted on 25 October 2016 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-18 to U-20

John Herdman on FIFA.com More

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Canada defeated Trinidad and Tobago, hosts of the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, 4:1 to secure a spot in the knockout round with six points.  Canada will now face Haiti, also with six points, in its final match to determine first and second place in Group A.
 
Despite an early goal by Trinidad and Tobago in the third minute and a loud home crowd for the opponent, Canada maintained its composure and brought a tactical approach that proved the game-changer. Canada used the wings to move the ball up the field and deep, putting a number of crosses into the box, as well as building in from the sides and forcing Trinidad and Tobago to play deep in their end.
 
Jordyn Huitema scored first for Canada, knocking in a corner from Julia Grosso in the ninth minute. Huitema struck again in the 52nd minute to put Canada in the lead, earning her fourth goal of the tournament. Canada’s Captain Gabrielle Carle scored from the spot after Canada was awarded a penalty kick off a hand ball in the 67th minute to secure the win. Jordyn Huitema earned the hat trick with a late game clincher in the 87th minute. 
 
“We got the result we wanted,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer Women’s National U-20 Team Coach. “We said going into this game that we wouldn’t settle for anything less than the six points we needed to secure a spot in the semi-final and that is what this team did. This was a physical game, Trinidad and Tobago came out strong as we expected they would.  They played well and I am sure their fans really enjoyed the game.  For us, we have six points and that is what we set out to do today. I’m particularity pleased with the second half performance. The team rebounded well and stuck to our processes which brought alive our style of play.”

“They were a very resilient team, they went whistle to whistle and they were honest the whole time in the first half,” said Jordyn Huitema. “It was a bit chaotic (but) we brought down the tempo in the second half and played our style of soccer.”

 
Canada made three subs in the second half of match with Gabrielle Carle coming in for Jayde Riviere (46’), Jessica De Filippo coming in for Caitlin Shaw (68’) in midfield and Nadège L’Espérance replacing Tanya Boychuk (77’).

“We were able to rest a few key players today, which with a tight turnaround and five games, will make a difference for us,” said Priestman. “We’ll take away a lot from tonight and apply it to our next match against Haiti, with an eye on winning our group.” 
 
Canada’s next match will be against Haiti on 22 January and will be available live online at 16.00 local (15.00 ET / 12.00 PT) via CONCACAF at https://www.youtube.com/concacaf.
 
Canada has won the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship twice before in 2004 and 2008.
 
About Canada Soccer’s Women’s National EXCEL Program
Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program brings together the best with the best at the national youth level, throughout each year. Operating across the U-14 to U-20 age groups, the program is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team. Major competitions which are viewed as staging posts to assess development, allows for the development of the Women’s EXCEL Team Playing Model and tournament processes and expertise, ultimately preparing players for when they do progress up the system.
 
Additionally, the most talented U-14 to U-18 players are offered a specialised daily training environment through the Regional EXCEL Program, which is delivers Canada Soccer’s national curriculum year-round through a two tiered talent system, with three Super Centres streamlining Canada’s National EXCEL Players into training environments in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec from smaller provincial licenced Centres.
 
Canada Soccer’s EXCEL System has already produced eight Women’s National Team players, and Olympic bronze medalists in Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, Jessie Fleming, Rebecca Quinn, Janine Beckie, Shelina Zadorsky, Deanne Rose, and Gabrielle Carle, three of whom are still eligible for youth competition.
 
CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018 – Canada’s Match Schedule (all times local to Trinidad and Tobago in AST).

  • Group Stage (Group A):
    • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 16:00 Costa Rica 1 v Canada 3
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018,18:30 Canada 4 v Trinidad & Tobago 1
    • Monday, January 22, 2018, 16:00 Haiti v Canada
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 – Semifinals:
    • 16:00 1B v 2A
    • 18:30 1A v 2B 
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 3rd Place Match and Final:
    • 16:00 L13 v L14
    • 18:30 W13 v W14

 Canada Soccer Roster: CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018
 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s U-20 team opened the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship with a win over Costa Rica at Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago.  
 
Canada sought to impose their play on the Costa Ricans from the early minutes of the game, building out from the back line and putting cross after cross into the box, but, it was Catalina Estrada of Costa Rica who struck first, scoring off a misplayed ball by Canada in the 28th minute. After heading into half-time down a goal, Canada rebounded coming into the second half with an offensive thrust that put them ahead 12 minutes in with goals seven minutes apart (Huitema 50’, Carle 57’).  Huitema went on to pick up a second goal (66’) to clinch three points for Canada.
 
“We are really pleased.  We wanted to go out there and earn those critical three points and we did. I think the team played very well,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer Women’s U-20 Head Coach and Women’s National EXCEL Director U15-U23 after the match.  “There are some things we will take away from this match, but we are now looking ahead to a match against a very different opponent, hosts Trinidad and Tobago, only two days from now.”
 
Canada made three subs in the second half of the match with Jessica Lisi coming in for Ashley Cathro (67’) at left-back, Caitlin Shaw coming in for Sarah Stratigakis (74’) in midfield and Teni Akindoju replacing Shana Flynn (84’) on the front line.

"Canada is really invested in the women’s game and what you see on the pitch here is six year’s investment in a system and a pathway. As a country we’re investing in young players and those young players have tournament experience and that only helps them in these tournament environments," added Priestman.
 
Canada’s second group stage match will be against Trinidad and Tobago on 20 January and will be available live online at 18:30 local (17:30 ET) via CONCACAF at https://www.youtube.com/concacaf.
 
Canada has won the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship twice before in 2004 and 2008.
 
About Canada Soccer’s Women’s National EXCEL Program
Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program brings together the best with the best at the national youth level, throughout each year. Operating across the U-14 to U-20 age groups, the program is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team. Major competitions which are viewed as staging posts to assess development, allows for the development of the Women’s EXCEL Team Playing Model and tournament processes and expertise, ultimately preparing players for when they do progress up the system.
 
Additionally, the most talented U14 to U18 players are offered a specialised daily training environment through the Regional EXCEL Program, which is delivers Canada Soccer’s national curriculum year-round through a two tiered talent system, with three Super Centres streamlining Canada’s National EXCEL Players into training environments in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec from smaller provincial licenced Centres.
 
Canada Soccer’s EXCEL System has already produced eight Women’s National Team players, and Olympic bronze medalists in Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, Jessie Fleming, Rebecca Quinn, Janine Beckie, Shelina Zadorsky, Deanne Rose, and Gabrielle Carle, three of whom are still eligible for youth competition.
 
CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018 – Canada’s Match Schedule (all times local to Trinidad and Tobago in AST).

  • Group Stage (Group A):
    • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 16:00 Costa Rica 1 v Canada 3
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018,18:30 Canada v Trinidad & Tobago 
    • Monday, January 22, 2018, 16:00 Haiti v Canada
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 – Semifinals:
    • 16:00 1B v 2A
    • 18:30 1A v 2B 
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 3rd Place Match and Final:
    • 16:00 L13 v L14
    • 18:30 W13 v W14

 Canada Soccer Roster: CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018
 

Canada Soccer will open its group stage at the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship against Costa Rica today in Trinidad and Tobago.   The opening match will see Canada face one of the emerging CONCACAF powers, before taking on tournament hosts Trinidad and Tobago on 20 January in its second match, followed by Haiti on 22 January in its final group stage fixture.   The top two teams from each group will go on to compete in the knock-out round to determine the three CONCACAF nations to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 to be held later in the year.
 
Canada’s match against Costa Rica can be watched live online at 16:00 local (15:00 ET) via CONCACAF at http://www.concacaf.com/video/cu20w-costa-rica-vs-canada.
 
“We’re really excited to get the first game underway, for us our overall goal is to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and give our young players the international experience they need to continue progressing towards our Women’s National Team,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer Women’s U-20 Head Coach and Women’s National EXCEL Director U15-U23, at the pre-tournament press conference.   “In these sorts of tournaments there are no easy matches. We are playing three different styles of opponent, and we know that each of these games cannot be taken lightly, but we are comfortable that we understand what we need to do in all three games to win, which in many ways is ensuring we do what we do well.”
 
Canada’s roster includes seven players who have made Canada Soccer Women’s National Team appearances, but, critically it includes many players who have come up through Canada Soccer’s EXCEL system and some who have relocated to Regional EXCEL Centres where they play day-in and day-out with their national teammates.
 
“We have a group of players who have already had great experiences with our Women’s National Team, including our Captain Gabrielle Carle who represented Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but also many who have several tournaments under their belts,” said Priestman.  “That sort of experience brings confidence to the group both on and off the field, but ultimately success will be about us playing the way we want to play and tailoring that to our opponents and the climate conditions.”
 
For Carle, who was named Captain for the tournament late last week, the team’s focus is on qualifying, but their eyes are also trained on a more lofty goal.
 
“We’re really excited as a team to be here,” said Captain Gabrielle Carle. “But we are also here on business, and we mean business.  While our primary goal is to qualify for France 2018, we are also making the statement that we want to win this tournament.”
 
Canada has won the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship twice before in 2004 and 2008.
 
About Canada Soccer’s Women’s National EXCEL Program
Canada Soccer Women’s National EXCEL Program brings together the best with the best at the national youth level, throughout each year. Operating across the U-14 to U-20 age groups, the program is designed to deliver an aligned talent structure and system that progresses more top players to Canada’s Women’s National Team. Major competitions which are viewed as staging posts to assess development, allows for the development of the Women’s EXCEL Team Playing Model and tournament processes and expertise, ultimately preparing players for when they do progress up the system.
 
Additionally, the most talented U14 to U18 players are offered a specialised daily training environment through the Regional EXCEL Program, which is delivers Canada Soccer’s national curriculum year-round through a two tiered talent system, with three Super Centres streamlining Canada’s National EXCEL Players into training environments in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec from smaller provincial licenced Centres.
 
Canada Soccer’s EXCEL System has already produced eight Women’s National Team players, and Olympic bronze medalists in Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence, Jessie Fleming, Rebecca Quinn, Janine Beckie, Shelina Zadorsky, Deanne Rose, and Gabrielle Carle, three of whom are still eligible for youth competition.
 
CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018 – Canada’s Match Schedule (all times local to Trinidad and Tobago in AST).

  • Group Stage (Group A):
    • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 16:00 Costa Rica v Canada
    • Saturday, January 20, 2018,18:30 Canada v Trinidad & Tobago 
    • Monday, January 22, 2018, 16:00 Haiti v Canada
  • Friday, January 26, 2018 – Semifinals:
    • 16:00 1B v 2A
    • 18:30 1A v 2B 
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 3rd Place Match and Final:
    • 16:00 L13 v L14
    • 18:30 W13 v W14

Canada Soccer Roster: CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship Trinidad & Tobago 2018

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