Canada’s Roster for Sweden Friendly Released

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s National Team head coach, Even Pellerud, has released his 19-woman roster for Canada’s upcoming International friendly against Sweden on July 18th in Blaine, MN, USA.



The match will be a part of the Schwan’s USA Cup festivities and will follow the Sweden vs. USA game scheduled for July 15. Tickets for the matches can be purchased through the Schwan’s USA Cup organizers – 763-717-3239 – or at nscsports.org and US Soccer’s official website at ussoccer.com.



The match against a 5th ranked Sweden will undoubtedly provide Pellerud with an excellent gauge as to how his squad has been progressing throughout the early summer months.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Women’s National Team head coach, Even Pellerud, has released his 19-woman roster for Canada’s upcoming International friendly against Sweden on July 18th in Blaine, MN, USA.



The match will be a part of the Schwan’s USA Cup festivities and will follow the Sweden vs. USA game scheduled for July 15. Tickets for the matches can be purchased through the Schwan’s USA Cup organizers – 763-717-3239 – or at nscsports.org and US Soccer’s official website at ussoccer.com.



The match against a 5th ranked Sweden will undoubtedly provide Pellerud with an excellent gauge as to how his squad has been progressing throughout the early summer months.



Canada (11th ranked), currently riding a five-game unbeaten streak, defeated a strong Italian team in Toronto on June 25th and will looking to carry some momentum from the victory over the Italians into their clash with the Swedes – the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup runner’s-up.



The match against Sweden will also kick-off a tremendously busy summer for Pellerud’s side.



Following the match against the Swedes, the Canadians will then travel to Cary, NC for a clash with their CONCACAF rivals, USA, on July 30. Tickets for this game can still be purchased online at ussoccer.com, at all Cary, NC area Ticketmaster outlets (including Hechts, FYE, and Publix Stores) and by phone at (919) 834-4000. Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets by logging onto ussoccer.com or calling (312) 528-1290.



This will mark the 36th time (3 wins, 3 draws, 29 losses) Canada and the USA have met since their first encounter in 1986, easily the most of any Canadian opponent (China and Brazil are second with 13 matches).



Following their date with the US, Pellerud’s squad will gather in St. John’s, NF for a two-game series against perennial Asian Football Confederation (AFC) qualifiers, China. The two matches will take place on August 19 and 22 at the King George V Stadium. The opening game (August 19) of the two-game series will kickoff at 16:00 (local time) and the second match (August 22) will kickoff at 17:30 (local time).



Tickets for the matches in St. John’s will be $20.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Youth. A pass for both matches of the two-game series can be purchased for $30.00 for Adults and $20.00 for Youth and can be obtained by calling the Newfoundland & Labrador Soccer Association (NLSA) at 709-576-0601. All tickets will be General Admission.



Canada will then close out August in Europe with two friendlies scheduled against France on August 26 in Rouen and on August 29 in Dieppe.



Upcoming Match Information (all times are local)

July 18 – CANADA vs. Sweden – National Sports Center, Blaine, MN – 19:30

July 30 – CANADA vs. USA – SAS Soccer Park, Cary, NC – 13:00

August 19 – CANADA vs. China – King George V Stadium, St. John’s, NF – 16:00

August 22 – CANADA vs. China – King George V Stadium, St. John’s, NF – 17:30

August 26 – CANADA vs. France – Rouen, France – 18:00

August 29 – CANADA vs. France – Dieppe, France – 19:00



Roster – CANADA


# Player POS DOB Caps Goals/Shutouts Club Hometown
1 LeBlanc, Karina GK 3/30/1980 50 18 New Jersey Wildcats Maple Ridge, BC
2 Latham, Christine D 9/15/1981 47 15 Atlanta Silverbacks Calgary, AB
3 Booth, Melanie D/M 8/24/1984 16 0 University of Florida Burlington, ON
4 Andrews, Sasha D 2/24/1983 30 3 Vancouver Whitecaps Edmonton, AB
5 Neil, Andrea M 10/26/1971 112 22 Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver, BC
6 Nonen, Sharolta D 12/30/1977 61 1 Atlanta Silverbacks Vancouver, BC
7 Dennis, Tanya D 8/26/1985 13 0 University of Nebraska Brampton, ON
8 Matheson, Diana M 4/16/1984 44 1 Ottawa Fury Oakville, ON
9 Franko, Martina D 1/13/1976 7 2 Vancouver Whitecaps Squamish, BC
10 Hooper, Charmaine F 1/15/1968 129 68 New Jersey Wildcats Ottawa, ON
11 Hermus, Randee D 11/14/1979 68 5 Vancouver Whitecaps Langley, BC
12 Sinclair, Christine F 12/6/1983 76 55 Vancouver Whitecaps Burnaby, BC
13 Walsh, Amy M 9/13/1977 70 5 Laval Comets St. Bruno, QC
14 Allen, Amber M/F 10/21/1975 17 4 Vancouver Whitecaps Pitt Meadows, BC
18 Gayle, Robyn M 10/31/1985 1 0 Ottawa Fury Mississauga, ON
16 Wilkinson, Rhian F 12/5/1982 23 3 Ottawa Fury Baie D’Urfe, QC
17 Timko, Brittany F/M 5/9/1985 48 0 Vancouver Whitecaps Coquitlam, BC
22 McLeod, Erin GK 2/26/1983 16 4 Vancouver Whitecaps Calgary, AB
20 Swiatek, Taryn GK 4/2/1981 20 5 Ottawa Fury Calgary, AB


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