Canada concludes Florida camp

Canada’s women’s national team concluded its most recent camp in Sunrise, FL. The 11-day camp featured a pair of exhibition matches against local university teams. Coach Carolina Morace had 23 players in camp from 3-14 November.



“Considering we were playing university teams, we were able to evaluate our play when we were in possession, but very little during the defensive phase,” said Morace. “It was a positive point that we had less unforced errors during possession. We switched the ball well and usually in two touches. We were able to take advantage of our set plays on the offensive side.”

Canada’s women’s national team concluded its most recent camp in Sunrise, FL. The 11-day camp featured a pair of exhibition matches against local university teams. Coach Carolina Morace had 23 players in camp from 3-14 November.



“Considering we were playing university teams, we were able to evaluate our play when we were in possession, but very little during the defensive phase,” said Morace. “It was a positive point that we had less unforced errors during possession. We switched the ball well and usually in two touches. We were able to take advantage of our set plays on the offensive side.”



Canada won 3:0 over the University of Miami on Tuesday 10 November and 8:0 over Florida International University on Friday 13 November. Both matches were played at the Holiday Inn Sunrise.



Canada’s camp featured plenty of new faces, including teenagers midfielder Laura Chénard and goalkeeper Dayle Colpitts. Other new players were forward Josée Bélanger, defender Myriam Bouchard, forward Kendra Flock, midfielder Caley Miskimmin, midfielder Sari Raber, and midfielder Desiree Scott.



“The new players showed well and now have to learn our method of training,” said Morace. “After one week, though, they showed improvements.”



Canada, whose title sponsor is Winners and whose presenting sponsor is Teck, is amongst the top women’s football nations in the world. Currently ranked second within its region (behind the world’s number-one USA) and 13th overall, Canada has qualified for eight of the last nine FIFA women’s tournaments (national and youth levels). In 2010, Canada will take on its CONCACAF opponents for one of two direct qualification spots to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011.

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