Canada announces roster for match against Sweden

Canada has announced its roster for the upcoming Women’s International Friendly match against Sweden on 22 November. Coach John Herdman has selected 21 players for the 12-day camp that opens on 12 November in Phoenix, AZ. The 22 November match will be the third meeting between Canada and Sweden this year.

Canada has announced its roster for the upcoming Women’s International Friendly match against Sweden on 22 November. Coach John Herdman has selected 21 players for the 12-day camp that opens on 12 November in Phoenix, AZ. The 22 November match will be the third meeting between Canada and Sweden this year.



The 2011 Women’s International Friendly match will be played at the Grand Canyon University Soccer Field in Phoenix, AZ. The match, which kicks off at 12.00 local (15.00 ET / 12.00 PT), will not be open to the general public. The match was organized as part of Sweden’s North American tour.



Already this year, Canada and Sweden have a win and a loss against each other. Canada won the first match 1:0 in January in China PR; Sweden won the second match 1:0 in April in Sweden.



Canada’s lineup includes 12 players who participated in the recent XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011. That group helped Canada win its first-ever gold medal in the Pan American Games Women’s Football Tournament.



Canada also features five players who just closed out their club seasons in Sweden. All five took part in Herdman’s first camp in September (an international series against USA), but missed the Pan American Games to finish out their 2011 club seasons. Those five returning players are Erin McLeod, Stephanie Labbé, Carmelina Moscato, Emily Zurrer and Melissa Tancredi.



Also included is one player returning from injury (Marie-Eve Nault) and three players arriving from schools in Canada and USA (Laura Chénard from Université Montréal and Alyscha Mottershead and Tina Romagnuolo from Syracuse University).



For Mottershead of Brampton, ON (20 years old), this marks her first-ever call-up to the national “A” team. She participated in numerous youth camps from 2007 to 2008 and was a member of Canada’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup team at New Zealand 2008.



So far this season, Canada has posted 13 wins, four draws and six losses. It marks the second time in national history that Canada has posted 13 wins in a single year. The 22 November 2011 match will be Canada’s 24th match of the season, which also ties a national record for international matches in a year.



Since coach Herdman took control in September, Canada has posted three wins, three draws and one loss.



Both Canada and Sweden are currently preparing for the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Sweden qualified earlier this year while Canada still awaits its qualification tournament in January 2012. The 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament runs 19-29 January 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 calling 1.855.985.5000.



CANADA

GK- Stephanie Labbé | SWE / Piteå IF

GK- Karina LeBlanc | Unattached / sans club

GK- Erin McLeod | SWE / Dalsjöfors G.o.I.F.

CB- Candace Chapman | USA / Western New York Flash

CB- Emily Zurrer | SWE / Dalsjöfors G.o.I.F.

FB- Melanie Booth | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

FB- Robyn Gayle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

FB- Marie-Eve Nault | CAN / Ottawa Fury

FB- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / Atlanta Beat

FB- Rhian Wilkinson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner

M- Laura Chénard | CAN / Amiral de Québec

M- Christina Julien | CAN / Ottawa Fury

M- Kaylyn Kyle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

M- Carmelina Moscato | SWE / Piteå IF

M- Alyscha Mottershead | USA / Syracuse University

M- Kelly Parker | USA / Atlanta Beat

M- Tina Romagnuolo | USA / Syracuse University

M- Sophie Schmidt | Unattached / sans club

M- Desiree Scott | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Western New York Flash

F- Melissa Tancredi | SWE / Piteå IF



CANADA A-Z

(Name | birthyear | hometown | active start in soccer)

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

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

Chénard, Laura | 1991 | Ste-Luce, QC, CAN |

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

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

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

Labbé, Stephanie | 1986 | Stony Plain, AB, CAN | Spruce Grove Saints

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

McLeod, Erin | 1983 | Edmonton & Calgary, AB, CAN | St. Albert

Moscato, Carmelina | 1984 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Dixie SC

Mottershead, Alyscha | 1991 | Brampton, ON, CAN |

Nault, Marie-Eve | 1982 | Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN | Gazelles de l’Association Trifuvlien de soccer

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

Romagnuolo, Tina | 1990 | Stouffville, ON, CAN | Scarborough

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

Tancredi, Melissa | 1981 | Ancaster, ON, CAN | Ancaster

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

Zurrer, Emily | 1987 | Crofton, BC, CAN | Cowichan Valley



CANADA

Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : John Herdman

Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Rob Sherman

Goalkeeper Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Andrew Olivieri

Apprentice Coach / Entraîneure : Sian Bagshawe

Technical Analyst / : Andrew Peat

Team Manager / Gérante d’équipe : Misty Thomas

Equipment Manager / Gérante de l’équipement : Maeve Glass

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Judy Russell

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Tricia McBride

Massage Therapist / Massothérapeute : Shoko Nagai

Soccer Scientist / : Markus Reinkens

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