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Christine Sinclair makes 100th NWSL appearance for Portland Thorns FC

Posted on 21 June 2018 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Captain Christine Sinclair made her 100th appearance for Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Friday, 22 June, tying the record for the most games played for the club. Sinclair is the all-time career goal leader for Portland More

Canada Soccer announces 2018 NWSL allocations

Posted on 15 February 2018 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

Canada Soccer has announced the eleven Canadian Women’s National Team players allocated to the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), including nine returning players and two additions.  The 2018 allocation list includes Rebecca Quinn, previously of Duke University, who was selected the h More

Canada Soccer announces 2017 NWSL allocations

Posted on 25 January 2017 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

Ten Canadian Women’s National Team players allocated to the National Women's Soccer League More

Canadians set to clash in NWSL final

Posted on 8 October 2016 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

Washington Spirit faces the Western New York Flash in Houston More

National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Canadian Players for 2016 Season

Posted on 8 February 2016 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

Eleven Canadian internationals have been allocated to six different teams. More

National Women's Soccer League announces 2015 schedule

Posted on 5 February 2015 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

2015 season kicks-off April 10th More

Canada Soccer announces list of players allocated to NWSL for 2015 season

Posted on 14 January 2015 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

13 Canadian internationals have been allocated to six different teams More

National Women’s Soccer League names Jeff Plush as Commissioner

Posted on 6 January 2015 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

Plush is an accomplished and respected senior executive with more than 20 years of operating experience in the sport and live entertainment industry. More

National Women’s Soccer League announces 2015 schedule format

Posted on 27 August 2014 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

NWSL will play a 20-game schedule with a two-week break for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 More

2014 NWSL season kicks off this weekend, features 15 Canadians

Posted on 8 April 2014 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

The second NWSL season is at hand and members of Canada’s Women’s National Team look to feature just as prominently in the league’s sophomore season as they did in the debut campaign last year. More

Canadian midfielder Desiree Scott transfers from NWSL to English Women’s Super League

Posted on 14 February 2014 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

Canada Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that Canadian National Women’s Team midfielder Desiree Scott has been transferred to Notts County Ladies of The FA Women’s Super League in England. More

National Women’s Soccer League announces 2014 schedule

Posted on 7 February 2014 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

League's Second Campaign Set to Kickoff on April 12 and Conclude on August 17 More

Ezurike lone Canadian selected in NWSL 2014 College Draft

Posted on 17 January 2014 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

With their first pick in the 2014 College Draft, No. 8 overall, the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) selected Canadian Youth International, University of Michigan star forward and NSCAA All-American Nkem Ezurike. More

Nine Canadian youth internationals eligible for NWSL 2014 College Draft

Posted on 16 January 2014 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

National Women's Soccer League reveals the complete list of eligible players ahead of the 2014 College Draft, for which more than 180 players submitted interest in playing in NWSL. More

National Women’s Soccer League announces protected and unprotected players ahead of 2014 expansion draft

Posted on 8 January 2014 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

NWSL announced the official list of protected and unprotected players ahead of the 2014 Expansion Draft on Friday 10 January. More

National Women’s Soccer League to hold expansion draft on 10 January

Posted on 6 January 2014 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

All club protected and unprotected players will be announced by the league on 8 January. More

Canada announces NWSL allocations for 2014

Posted on 3 January 2014 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

Canada Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) have announced the official list of allocated players for the 2014 season, including the 16 Women’s National Team Canadians. More

National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) awards club to Houston

Posted on 12 December 2013 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

The Dash is owned and operated by the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer (MLS) and will begin play with the start of the 2014 NWSL season. More

Portland Thorns FC claims inaugural NWSL Championship

Posted on 31 August 2013 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

Sinclair scores in second-half stoppage time to help Portland Thorns FC claim the inaugural NWSL Championship over Western New York Flash. More

Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc voted NWSL Player of the Week

Posted on 25 June 2013 in ↳ National Women's Soccer League

The Canadian international was voted the National Women's Soccer League Player of the Week by the media for week 11 of the 2013 NWSL season. More

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Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Captain Christine Sinclair made her 100th appearance for Portland Thorns FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Friday, 22 June, tying the record for the most games played for the club.

Sinclair is the all-time career goal leader for Portland Thorns FC, and also the all-time leader in minutes played and games started.  

After joining Portland Thorns FC as a Canadian International allocated player in 2013, Sinclair was the club’s top goal scorer and appeared in 20 games in the regular season, before going on to win the first league championship that year. Sinclair and the Thorns would repeat as the NWSL Champions again in 2017.

An Officer of the Order of Canada since 2018, Sinclair has made 268 appearances for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team and is Canada’s top all-time goal scorer. Worldwide for both men and women, Sinclair is currently the top active all-time goal scorer with 173 international goals, trailing all-time leader, retired Abby Wambach of the USA, by only 11 goals.

Sinclair has played for Portland Thorns FC in the NWSL since the league’s inaugural season in 2013. Originally established by Canada Soccer, US Soccer and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol, the NWSL has featured national team players from the three federations, and provided opportunities for growth and development for women’s soccer in North America over the past five years.

 

Canada Soccer has announced the eleven Canadian Women’s National Team players allocated to the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), including nine returning players and two additions.  The 2018 allocation list includes Rebecca Quinn, previously of Duke University, who was selected the highest of any Canadian in the NWSL College Draft at No. 3 overall.
 
“Canada Soccer is pleased to continue to support members of our Women’s National Team in their careers with the National Women's Soccer League for the sixth consecutive year,” said Peter Montopoli, General Secretary, Canada Soccer.  “The NWSL continues to provide a competitive environment for our players, ensuring they have access to high level competition to keep them at the top of their game.”
 
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a nine-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from around the world, with Canadian and U.S. National Team players allocated by Canada Soccer and US Soccer.
 
 “The partnership between Canada Soccer, US Soccer and the NWSL is an unique and valuable relationship that is contributing to the growth of the women’s game in North America, both in the professional realm, but also off the pitch for the many young fans who look up to their NWSL heroes,” added Montopoli.
 
The following Canadian Women’s National Team players have been allocated by Canada Soccer to the NWSL for the 2018 season:
 
FB Allysha Chapman, age 29, from Courtice, ON/ North Carolina Courage
CB Shelina Zadorsky, age 25, from London, ON/ Orlando Pride
M Rebecca Quinn*, age 22, from Toronto, ON/ Washington Spirit
M Desiree Scott, age 30, from Winnipeg, MB/ Utah Royals FC
M Diana Matheson, age 33, from Oakville, ON/Utah Royals FC
F Christine Sinclair, age 34, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns
F Janine Beckie, age 23, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Sky Blue FC
F Adriana Leon*, age 25, from King City, ON/ Sky Blue FC
F Nichelle Prince, age 22, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash
GK Sabrina D’Angelo, age 24, from Welland, ON/ North Carolina Courage
GK Kailen Sheridan, age 22, from Whitby, ON/Sky Blue FC

* New Federation Player in 2018
 
The nine teams competing in the 2018 NWSL season are the Chicago Red Stars. Houston Dash, North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride, Portland Thorns FC,  Seattle Reign FC,  Sky Blue FC, Utah Royals FC and Washington Spirit.
 
For more information about the NWSL, log on to the league's official website at www.NWSLsoccer.com.

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Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, ranked No. 5 in the FIFA Women’s world rankings, recently made history with back-to-back podium finishes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. At the last three major women's tournaments, Canada finished third at the London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, sixth at the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, and third at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

Canada Soccer's Women's National Team are the first Canadian team to win back-to-back Summer Olympic medals since 1908, and the first-ever women’s Canadian team.  

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Canada Soccer has announced the ten Canadian Women’s National Team players allocated to the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), including eight returning players and two recently drafted players.

“Canada Soccer is pleased to continue to support members of our Women’s National Team through their careers in the National Women's Soccer League for the fifth consecutive year,” said Peter Montopoli, General Secretary, Canada Soccer. “The NWSL continues to provide a competitive environment for our players, ensuring they have access to high level competition to keep them at the top of their game.”

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a ten-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from around the world, with Canadian and American National Team players allocated by Canada Soccer and US Soccer.

“The partnership between Canada Soccer, US Soccer and the NWSL is a unique and valuable relationship that is contributing to the growth of the women’s game in North America, both in the professional realm, but also off the pitch for the many young fans who look up to their NWSL heroes,” added Montopoli.

The ten clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, FC Kansas City, North Caroline Courage, Orlando Pride, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, and Washington Spirit.

“There is consistency in the allocation for 2017 with a number of players heading into their fourth NWSL season, which is fantastic,” said Head Coach John Herdman. “For the new players, they are coming into an exciting league that has improved year over year, with clubs that have taken professionalism to another level. It’s great for Canada Soccer to have National Team players in the NWSL because it enables us to bring our players together more frequently and consistently.”

The following Canadian players have been allocated by Canada Soccer to the NWSL:

  • Janine Beckie, age 22, from Highlands Ranch, CO/Houston Dash
  • Allysha Chapman, age 27, from Courtice, ON/ Boston Breakers
  • Sabrina D'Angelo, age 23, from Welland, ON/ North Carolina Courage
  • Stephanie Labbé, age 30, from Edmonton, AB/ Washington Spirit
  • Diana Matheson, age 32, from Oakville, ON/ Seattle Reign FC
  • Desiree Scott, age 29, from Winnipeg, MB/ FC Kansas City
  • Christine Sinclair, age 33, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns FC
  • Shelina Zadorsky, age 23, from London, ON/ Washington Spirit
  • Kailen Sheridan, age 21, from Whitby, ON/ Sky Blue FC (2017 draft)
  • Nichelle Prince, age 21, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (2017 draft)

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a ten-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from around the world. The ten clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, FC Kansas City, North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, and Washington Spirit.

For more information about the NWSL, log on to the league's official website at www.NWSLsoccer.com

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