Canada announces roster for friendly with China

OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – Canada’s senior women’s team announced the roster today for their two-game series with China. The Canadian women will face China on 3 May and 6 May in Hangzou, China, one of the host cities on this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007.



“We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to visit the World Cup host country,” said Canadian national coach Even Pellerud. “It is important for us to identify travel issues, pollution issues, food issues, maybe even heat issues – all the small differences that are expected to become critical factors when we move into September (for the World Cup).”


OTTAWA (ONTARIO) – Canada’s senior women’s team announced the roster today for their two-game series with China. The Canadian women will face China on 3 May and 6 May in Hangzou, China, one of the host cities on this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007.



“We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to visit the World Cup host country,” said Canadian national coach Even Pellerud. “It is important for us to identify travel issues, pollution issues, food issues, maybe even heat issues – all the small differences that are expected to become critical factors when we move into September (for the World Cup).”



Canada has taken a full team to China, 22 players and 11 team officials. Included in the 22 players are nine members of the Canadian Olympic development team that won the 2007 International Soccer Festival in Alabama.



“We are going into this May series with a full player roster as well as a full staff. This has been made possible thanks to great contributions from the Canadian Olympic Committee and Sport Canada. We are very fortunate to have this tremendous support.”



Canada last faced China in the fall in a two-game series in St. John’s, NL. The teams drew 0:0 on 19 August and 1:1 on 22 August. In 14 all-time matches between the Canadian and Chinese senior women’s teams since 1990, Canada has won two matches, China has won 10 matches, and the teams have drawn twice. Canada first beat China on 8 June 2000 in the Pacific Cup in Newcastle, Australia on penalty kicks. Canada then beat China for a second time at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 in Portland, OR (1:0).





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NAME OF TEAM OFFICIALS / NOM DU PERSONNEL D’ÉQUIPEt

Complete Name / Nom complettDuties / Position

Even PellerudtHead Coach / Entraîneur-chef

Ian BridgetAssistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint

Bob BirardatAssistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint

Les MeszarostTeam Manager / Gérant d’équipe

Dave AdolphtAthletic Therapist / Thérapeute athlétique

Cathy CampbelltTeam Doctor / Médecin

Darren WoloshentEquipment Manager / Gérant d’équipement

Shelby HarlantMassage Therapist / Massothérapeute

Gregory AndersontPhysiologist / Physiologiste

Jennifer GibsontNurtritionist / Diététicienne

Bryan RosenfeldtGoalkeeper Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens

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