Coach Herdman announces roster for matches in USA and Sweden.
Canada has announced rosters for upcoming women’s national camps in Boston, USA and Malmö, Sweden. The Canadian team will play a pair of away Women’s International Friendly matches at the end of March, with Brazil the opponent on 24 March and Sweden the host opponent on 31 March.
After an 11-day break, the Canadian team will be in Boston from 18-24 March, including the international match against one-time FIFA Women’s World Cup silver medalist Brazil (from China 2007). Canada then flies to Malmö, Sweden on 25 March where it will stay through 1 April, including the international match against one-time FIFA Women’s World Cup silver medalist Sweden (from USA 2003).
Canadian head coach John Herdman has called 21 players to the camp in USA, including first-time call-up Christabel Oduro from Brampton, ON. Oduro recently helped Canada win a silver medal at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Ciudad de Panama. In the semi-final match that qualified Canada for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012, it was Oduro that recorded two goals, two assists and Player of the Match honours.
For the trip to Sweden, coach Herdman has selected 20 players for the mini camp and international match. Oduro and Marie-Eve Nault will not travel from Boston to Malmö, but Chelsea Stewart will be added for the Sweden trip.
Canada is currently preparing for the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament after qualifying earlier this year in Vancouver, BC. Canada will be one of 12 teams that participates in the tournament from 25 July to 9 August.
GK- Karina LeBlanc
GK- Erin McLeod
CB- Candace Chapman
CB- Carmelina Moscato
CB- Shannon Woeller
CB- Emily Zurrer
FB- Melanie Booth
FB- Robyn Gayle
FB- Marie-Eve Nault
FB- Lauren Sesselmann
FB- Rhian Wilkinson
D- Brittany Timko
M- Kaylyn Kyle
M- Christabel Oduro
M- Kelly Parker
M- Sophie Schmidt
M- Desiree Scott
M- Chelsea Stewart
F- Chelsea Buckland
F- Christina Julien
F- Christine Sinclair
F- Melissa Tancredi
Booth, Melanie | 1984 | Burlington, ON, CAN | Burlington Youth SC
Buckland, Chelsea | 1990 | North Delta, BC, CAN | Walley SA
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
McLeod, Erin | 1983 | Edmonton & Calgary, AB, CAN | St. Albert
Moscato, Carmelina | 1984 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Dixie SC
Nault, Marie-Eve | 1982 | Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN | Gazelles de l’Association Trifuvlien de soccer
Oduro, Christabel | 1992 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brampton United Flames
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 School
Sinclair, Christine | 1983 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club Bees
Stewart, Chelsea | 1990 | Denver, CO, USA & The Pas, MB, CAN | Real Colorado
Tancredi, Melissa | 1981 | Ancaster, ON, CAN | Ancaster
Timko, Brittany | 1985 | Coquitlam, BC, CAN | Coquitlam City Panthers
Wilkinson, Rhian | 1982 | Baie d’Urfé, QC, CAN | Lakeshore
Woeller, Shannon | 1990 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Douglas Park
Zurrer, Emily | 1987 | Crofton, BC, CAN | Cowichan Valley
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