Canada WNT announces roster for Friendly Series

Canada has announced its roster for the upcoming Women’s International Friendly series with USA. The camp and matches will be based in Kansas City, KS and Portland, OR, with the first match to be played on 17 September and the second to be played on 22 September. The camp and matches will feature the debut of newly-hired Canadian head coach John Herdman.


Canada has announced its roster for the upcoming Women’s International Friendly series with USA. The camp and matches will be based in Kansas City, KS and Portland, OR, with the first match to be played on 17 September and the second to be played on 22 September. The camp and matches will feature the debut of newly-hired Canadian head coach John Herdman.



Coach Herdman will have 22 players in camp, with all players arrived by Monday 12 September and the first full session on Tuesday 13 September. Coach Herdman was able to draw 15 players from the team that participated at the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany. Herdman has also called in several young players, including three making their debut trips with the national “A” team: Tina Romagnuolo, Jaclyn Sawicki and Lauren Sesselmann.



“We will start to lay the foundation for a fresh start,” said Herdman. “We will have a look at our pool of players as well as some of the young players.”



Amongst the veterans in the group are Diana Matheson, Rhian Wilkinson, Karina LeBlanc, Erin McLeod and Sophie Schmidt.



Two omissions of note are Christine Sinclair and Candace Chapman, both of whom had extended seasons with the Women’s Professional Soccer champions, Western New York Flash. Sinclair and Chapman were both in the lineup for the playoff championship in August, with Sinclair scoring a goal (assisted by Chapman) and earning MVP honours. The duo will be availabe for the next camp in early October.



As for kickoff times, the 17 September match kicks off at 18.00 (local) at the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS. The second match kicks off at 20.00 (local) at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, OR.



CANADA

GK- Justine Bernier | USA / University of Alabama

GK- Stephanie Labbé | SWE / Piteå IF

GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / magicJack

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

CB- Lexi Marton | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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

FB- Melanie Booth | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

FB- Robyn Gayle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

FB- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / Atlanta Beat

FB- Rhian Wilkinson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner

M- Kaylyn Kyle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

M- Diana Matheson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner

M- Carmelina Moscato | SWE / Piteå IF

M- Kelly Parker | USA / Atlanta Beat

M- Tina Romagnuolo | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

M- Jaclyn Sawicki | CAN / University of Victoria

M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / magicJack

M- Desiree Scott | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

M- Diamond Simpson | CAN / Hamilton FC

M- Chelsea Stewart | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

F- Christina Julien | CAN / Ottawa Fury

F- Melissa Tancredi | SWE / Piteå IF



CANADA

Head of Delegation / Chef de délegation : Jeannette Kuc

Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : John Herdman

Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Lewis Page

Goalkeeper Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Andrew Olivieri

General Manager / Gérante d’équipe : Misty Thomas

Equipment Manager / Gérant de l’équipement : Maeve Glass

Technical analyst / Analyste technique : Andrew Peat

Sports scientist / Chercheuse en sport : Helen Kilding

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Judy Russell

Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Tricia McBride

Massage Therapist / Massothérapeute : Lucia Orsini

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