Canada nominates roster for Guadalajara 2011

The Canadian Soccer Association has nominated its women’s football roster to the Canadian Olympic Committee for the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011. Newly-hired football coach John Herdman will have 17 players in red and white for the Women’s Football Tournament which runs 18-27 October.

The Canadian Soccer Association has nominated its women’s football roster to the Canadian Olympic Committee for the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011. Newly-hired football coach John Herdman will have 17 players in red and white for the Women’s Football Tournament which runs 18-27 October.



Canada will be in defence of its football bronze medal starting 18 October. It will play Costa Rica, Argentina and Brazil in three group matches. The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-final stage on 25 October and then the semi-final winners advance to the championship final on 27 October.



Coach Herdman’s 17-player lineup features eight players with previous experience at the Pan American Games. That group includes Christine Sinclair, who in 2007 led the team with eight goals in six matches.



In 2007, Canada won women’s football bronze following a 2:1 victory over Mexico. Canada previously won women’s football silver in 2003 and finished fourth in 1999.



This also serves as Herdman’s second camp since taking over the Canadian team. Of the 17 players selected for this camp, six are new having missed the September series in USA.



The Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 will help serve Canada’s preparations towards next year’s London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Canada’s qualification tournament takes place in January 2012 in Vancouver, BC.



2012 CONCACAF WOMEN’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

This coming year’s 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament will take place in Vancouver, BC from 19-29 January at BC Place Stadium. Canada and seven other CONCACAF nations will fight for two available tickets to the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Tickets to all matches are available via Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.ca or by 1.855.985.5000.



CANADA

1- GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / magicJack

18- GK- Rachelle Beanlands | CAN / Ottawa Fury

3- Melanie Booth | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

4- Vanessa Legault-Cordisco | USA / Marquette University

5- Robyn Gayle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

6- Kaylyn Kyle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

7- Rhian Wilkinson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner

8- Diana Matheson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner

9- Candace Chapman | USA / Western New York Flash

10- Christina Julien | CAN / Ottawa Fury

11- Desiree Scott | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

12- Christine Sinclair | USA / Western New York Flash

13- Sophie Schmidt | USA / magicJack

14- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / Atlanta Beat

15- Kelly Parker | USA / Atlanta Beat

16- Diamond Simpson | CAN / Hamilton FC

17- Brittany Timko | Unattached / sans club



CANADA A-Z | Birthyear | Hometown | Active Start

Beanlands, Rachelle | 1993 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Gloucester Hornets

Booth, Melanie | 1984 | Burlington, ON, CAN | Burlington Youth SC

Chapman, Candace | 1983 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax United

Gayle, Robyn | 1985 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Mississauga Dixie Hearts

Julien, Christina | 1988 | Williamstown, ON, CAN | Williamstown

Kyle, Kaylyn | 1988 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN | Silverwood Rangers

LeBlanc, Karina | 1980 | Maple Ridge, BC, CAN | Golden Ears Angels

Legault-Cordisco, Vanessa | 1992 | Boisbriand, QC, CAN | Ste-Thérèse

Matheson, Diana | 1984 | Oakville, ON, CAN | Oakville SC

Parker, Kelly | 1981 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN | Saskatoon United SC

Schmidt, Sophie | 1988 | Abbotsford, BC, CAN | Abbotsford

Scott, Desiree | 1987 | Winnipeg, MB, CAN | Maples Cougars

Sesselmann, Lauren | 1983 | Green Bay, WI, USA | St. Bernard Elementary

Simpson, Diamond | 1993 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | North Mississauga SC

Sinclair, Christine | 1983 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club Bees

Timko, Brittany | 1985 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam City Panthers

Wilkinson, Rhian | 1982 | Baie d’Urfé, QC, CAN | Lakeshore



CANADA

Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : John Herdman

Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Lewis Page

Goalkeeper Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Andrew Olivieri

Technical analyst / Analyste technique : Andrew Peat

Fitness Coach / Préparateur physique : Cesar Meylan

Team Manager / Gérante d’équipe : Misty Thomas

Equipment Manager / Gérante de l’équipement : Maeve Glass

Doctor / Docteure : Dr. Cathy Campbell

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Judy Russell

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Karla Van Beveren

Schedule & Results

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