Canada Soccer

Amy Walsh

Name: Amy Walsh (CAN) @amywalshyoga
Hall of fame: 1
Height: 177 cm
Birthdate: 1977-09-13
Birthplace: Montréal, QC, CAN
International "A" totals
Appearances: 102
Starts: 87
Goals: 5

Notes

Amy Heather Walsh... soccer family (brother Ian, sisters Cindy, Sarah, Bonnie)... grew up playing soccer and basketball... she was six years old when she started playing soccer for CS St-Bruno... favourites included Wayne Gretzky... one of four sisters that played for FC Sélect Rive-Sud (while their mother served as team manager)... 
 
wrote Jim Morris ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999, Walsh “is the engine that will help drive the offence”... said coach Neil Turnbull in 1999, “she’s our top ball winner; she consistently comes out on top winning balls in the air, winning tackles, getting the knockdowns; she covers a lot of ground”... said Walsh in 2017, “I got to live through all kinds of roles and all sorts of mental tests that I think only made me a better player and a better teammate”... wrote Neil Davidson in 2017, “an energetic ball-winner, Walsh was a key cog in Canada’s women’s team.”... wrote Melissa Tancredi in 2017, Walsh “led by example on and off the field, brought the Canadian grit and passion every single day, but never stopped making us laugh at the same time”... 

For Club

In CANADA • played for CS St-Bruno (youth)... played for Brossard (youth)... played for Champlain College Saint-Lambert... played for McGill University... 
/ in USA • played for Nebraska University... played for Bay Area CyberRays as an original team member (a third round draft pick, she played five games in 2001)... played for Atlanta Beat (2001)... helped Atlanta Beat reach the 2001 WUSA final, but lost lost 2-4 on kicks after a 3:3 draw with Bay Area CyberRays... 
/ in CANADA • played for Ottawa Fury FC... played for FC Sélect Rive-Sud... reached Canada Soccer’s 2003 National Championships final with FC Sélect Rive-Sud, but lost to Halifax Athens United after kicks from the penalty mark... played for Montréal Xtreme (2004)... reached the 2004 USL W-League Eastern Conference final with Montréal Xtreme... again played for FC Sélect Rive-Sud... played for Comètes de Laval (she served as captain)... 

For Country

she was 20 years old when she made her debut for Canada on 19 July 1998 (alongside her younger sister Cindy)... won a gold medal with Canada at the 1998 CONCACAF Women's Championship / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 1999... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 1999... represented Canada at the 2000 Algarve Women's Cup... she scored her first international “A” goal for Canada on 16 March 2000 in Albufeira, POR (Algarve Cup)… finished fourth with Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup... 
 
represented Canada at the 2001 Algarve Women's Cup... she played in a career-high 43 consecutive Canada matches from 1998 to 2001, at the time a national record (surpassed by Diana Matheson in 2006)... she also set a record by making 43 consecutive starts for Canada from 1998 to 2001 (equaled by Christine Sinclair in 2016)... she was the fifth women's footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (5 March 2002)... represented Canada at the 2002 Algarve Women's Cup... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 2003... 
 
she was the sixth women's footballer to make her 75th appearance for Canada (26 August 2006)... won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007... won a bronze medal with Canada at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007... represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007... she played in a 22 consecutive Canada matches from 2006 to 2007... finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women's Cup... finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)... reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the Beijing 2008 Women's Olympic Football Tournament... she was the fifth women's footballer to make her 100th appearance for Canada (7 March 2009)... finished second with Canada at the 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup... 

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