Canada WNT announces roster ahead of France, England friendlies

Canada will first take on France on Thursday 4 April at Stade du Ray in Nice, France (kickoff 18.30 local, 12.30 ET / 9.30 PT), before travelling to New York Stadium in Rotherham to face England on 7 April (15.00 local, 10.00 ET / 7.00 PT).

Canada’s Women’s National Team has announced the 19-player roster for its upcoming International Friendly matches against France and England.

Canada will first take on France on Thursday 4 April at Stade du Ray in Nice, France (kickoff 18.30 local, 12.30 ET / 9.30 PT), before travelling to New York Stadium in Rotherham to face England on 7 April (15.00 local, 10.00 ET / 7.00 PT).

Both matches will be streamed online on Sportsnet.ca, in addition to the pre and post match coverage that will be available across Canada Soccer’s platforms.

This European trip will see the Canadians face off against familiar foes, as it will be the first time the team plays France since the hard fought bronze medal match at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament at London 2012. Canada also just recently lost 0:1 to England in the 2013 Cyprus Cup final.

“Once again going into this camp our focus will be on our performance as a team rather than the result,” said John Herdman, Head Coach of Canada’s Women’s National Team. “We will be facing two teams that are EURO contenders, while we are two years away from our next big competition. We need to look at these matches as opportunities for us to develop and prepare players for the type of performance we require to be successful in 2015/2016.”

Canada’s roster for these European friendlies feature 17 players that were part of the recent Cyprus Cup squad, while 14 were on the Olympic team last summer.

Notes:

  • Canada WNT has an all-time record of 4W-2D-3L against the French dating back to 1995.
  • Canada WNT has an all-time record 4W-0D-2L against England in six matches dating back to 1995.
     

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1 – GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Chicago Red Stars
2 – CB- Emily Zurrer | USA / Seattle Reign FC
3 – F- Tiffany Cameron | USA / Seattle Reign FC
4 – CB- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Chicago Red Stars
5 – FB- Robyn Gayle | USA / Washington Spirit
6 – M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Seattle Reign FC
7 – FB- Rhian Wilkinson | USA / Boston Breakers
8 – M – Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
9 – FB- Ashley Lawrence | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles
10 – CB- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / FC Kansas City
11 – M- Desiree Scott | USA / FC Kansas City
12 – F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
13 – M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
14 – CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles U-16
15 – F- Adriana Leon | USA / Boston Breakers
16 – M- Jonelle Filigno | USA / Rutgers University
17 – F- Jodi-Ann Robinson |USA / Western New York Flash
19 – FB- Chelsea Stewart | USA / UCLA
33 – GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Portland Thorns FC

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Buchanan, Kadeisha | 1995 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Brams United SC
Cameron, Tiffany | 1991 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | North Mississauga
Filigno, Jonelle | 1990 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | North Mississauga
Gayle, Robyn | 1985 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Mississauga Dixie Hearts
Kyle, Kaylyn | 1988 | Saskatoon, SK, CAN | Silverwood Rangers
Lawrence, Ashley | 1995 | Calendon East, ON, CAN | Brams United SC
LeBlanc, Karina | 1980 | Maple Ridge, BC, CAN | Golden Ears Angels
Leon, Adriana | 1992 | Maple, ON, CAN | Vaughan Azzuri
Matheson, Diana | 1984 | Oakville, ON, CAN | Oakville SC
McLeod, Erin | 1983 | Edmonton & Calgary, AB, CAN | St. Albert
Moscato, Carmelina | 1984 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Dixie SC
Robinson, Jodi-Ann | 1989 | Richmond, BC, CAN | Richmond 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 School
Sinclair, Christine | 1983 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club Bees
Stewart, Chelsea | 1990 | Denver, CO, USA & The Pas, MB, CAN | Real Colorado
Wilkinson, Rhian | 1982 | Baie d’Urfé, QC, CAN | Lakeshore
Zurrer, Emily | 1987 | Crofton, BC, CAN | Cowichan Valley

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