Canada Soccer unveils squad for Paris 2024 Olympic Games Qualifier


Crucial home and away series against Jamaica for a place at next summer’s Olympic Games 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team has announced their 25-player squad for the critical upcoming September 2023 two-match winner-takes-all Concacaf W Olympic Play-In series against Jamaica. Canada will first travel to play Jamaica on Friday 22 September (20.00 ET/18.00 MT/17.00 PT) at Jamaica National Stadium, in Kingston Jamaica, and conclude their series at home on Tuesday 26 September (19.00 ET/17.00 MT/16.00 PT)  in Toronto, in a match co-presented by CIBC and Visa.
“I’m excited to get this roster together and get after the next chapter for this team. We all are itching to get back on the pitch and be together and want nothing more than to start our 2024 Olympic Journey and solidify that in front of a home crowd in Toronto. ” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach.

Since 1991, the two nations have faced each other nine times in international competition, where Canada holds a 9-0-0 record. The last time Canada played Jamaica was on 14 July 2022 at the Concacaf W Championship Semi-Finals, which resulted in a 3:0 win for Canada.

Canada and Jamaica qualified for this final phase of Concacaf qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Women’s Football competition by virtue of finishing second and third respectively at last summer’s Concacaf W Championship, which also served as Concacaf’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ qualification competition. Canada won all three of its group stage matches, and defeated Jamaica 3:0 at the semi-final stage before falling 1:0 to USA in a tightly contested championship match. Jamaica meanwhile outlasted Costa Rica 1:0 in the third-place match, earning them an opportunity to compete for the final spot at Paris 2024.

Canada’s three goalkeepers for the camp will be Sabrina D’Angelo from Arsenal FC, Lysianne Proulx from Merlbourne City, and Kailen Sheridan from San Diego Wave FC.  

Also selected for the series are defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan from Chelsea FC, Gabrielle Carle from Washington Spirits, Sydney Collins from NC Courage, Vanessa Gilles from FCF Olympique Lyonnais, Ashley Lawrence from Chelsea FC, Jayde Riviere from Manchester United FC, Jade Rose from Harvard University, Bianca St-Georges from Chicago Red Stars and Shelina Zadorsky from Tottenham Hotspur.  

Other Canadians in the squad are midfielders: Quinn from OL Reign, Marie-Yasmine Alidou D’Anjou from SL Benfica, Simi Awujo from the University of Southern California, Jessie Fleming from Chelsea FC, and Julia Grosso from Juventus FC. 

The rest of the squad will feature forwards: Jordyn Huitema from OL Reign, Cloé Lacasse from Arsenal FC, Adriana Leon from Manchester United FC, Nichelle Prince from Houston Dash, Deanne Rose from Leicester City FC, Olivia Smith from Sporting CP, Evelyne Viens from AS Roma, and Christine Sinclair from Portland Thorns FC. 

Both of Canada’s Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying matches will air live and exclusively on OneSoccer, available on the fuboTV Canada platform, as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980), as well as online at and through the OneSoccer app.  Fans will find extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT. 

GK- Sabrina D’Angelo | ENG / Arsenal FC
GK- Lysianne Proulx | POR / SCU Torreense
GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / San Diego Wave FC
CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | ENG / Chelsea FC
CB- Vanessa Gilles | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
CB- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / Tottenham Hotspur
CB/FB- Sydney Collins | USA / NC Courage
CB/FB- Jade Rose | USA / Harvard University
FB- Gabrielle Carle | USA / Washington Spirit
FB- Ashley Lawrence | ENG / Chelsea FC
FB- Jayde Riviere | ENG / Manchester United FC
FB- Bianca St-Georges | USA / Chicago Red Stars
M- Marie-Yasmine Alidou D’Anjou | POR / SL Benfica
M- Simi Awujo | USA / University of Southern California
M- Jessie Fleming | ENG / Chelsea FC
M- Julia Grosso | ITA / Juventus FC
M- Quinn | USA / OL Reign
M/F- Olivia Smith | POR / Sporting CP
F- Jordyn Huitema | USA / OL Reign
F- Cloé Lacasse | ENG / Arsenal FC
F- Adriana Leon | ENG / Manchester United FC
F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
F- Deanne Rose | ENG / Leicester City FC
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Evelyne Viens | ITA / AS Roma
Player | Pronouns | Age | City in which they grew up | Notable youth clubs  
Nom de la joueuse | Pronoms | Âge | Lieu où elle a grandi | Début d’activité/premier club
Alidou D’Anjou, Marie-Yasmine | she/elle | 28 | Saint-Hubert, QC, CAN | CS Spatial Saint-Hubert
Awujo, Simi | she/elle | 20 | Atlanta, GA, USA | AFC Lightning
Buchanan, Kadeisha | she/elle | 27 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brams United SC
Carle, Gabrielle | she/elle | 24 | Lévis, QC, CAN | AS Chaudière-Est
Collins, Sydney | she/elle | 24 | Beaverton, OR, USA |
D’Angelo, Sabrina | she/elle | 30 | Welland, ON, CAN | Welland SC Wizards
Fleming, Jessie | she/elle | 25 | London, ON, CAN | Nor’West Optimist SC
Gilles, Vanessa | she/elle | 27 | Ottawa, ON, CAN | Ottawa Capital United SC
Grosso, Julia | she/elle | 23 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Vancouver’s Italian Canadian SF
Huitema, Jordyn | she/elle | 22 | Chilliwack, BC, CAN | Chilliwack FC
Lacasse, Cloé | she/elle | 30 | Sudbury, ON, CAN | Sudbury
Lawrence, Ashley | she/elle | 28 | Caledon East, ON, CAN | Brams United SC
Leon, Adriana | she/elle | 30 | Maple and King City, ON, CAN | Vaughan Azzuri
Prince, Nichelle | she/elle | 28 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax SC
Proulx, Lysianne | she/elle | 24 | Boucherville, QC, CAN | CS Boucherville
Quinn | they/iel | 28 | Toronto, ON, CAN | North Toronto SC
Riviere, Jayde | she/elle | 22 | Markham, ON, CAN | West Rouge SC
Rose, Deanne | she/elle | 24 | Alliston, ON, CAN | Alliston SC
Rose, Jade | she/elle | 20 | Markham, ON, CAN | Markham SC
Sheridan, Kailen | she/elle | 28 | Whitby, ON, CAN | Pickering SC
Sinclair, Christine | she/elle | 40 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club Bees
Smith, Olivia | she/elle | 19 | Whitby, ON, CAN | Whitby Iroquois SC
St-Georges, Bianca | she/elle | 26 | St-Charles-Borommée, QC, CAN | St-Félix De Valois
Viens, Evelyne | she/elle | 26 | L’Ancienne-Lorette, QC, CAN | AS Mistral Laurentien
Zadorsky, Shelina | she/elle | 30 | Kitchener & London, ON, CAN | Kitchener SC

Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo in 2021), two-time bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016), and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in eight consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2023) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Games and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer.

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Canada have qualified for nine editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all seven editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).