CONCACAF releases provisional rosters

Canada’s women’s national team announced their provisional roster today for the upcoming CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament in the México. With less than two weeks to go before CONCACAF’s tournament begins in Ciudad Juarez, coach Even Pellerud has identified 30 players that are eligible to participate in the six-team tournament.



Pellerud has up until 31 March to announce his final 20-player roster. He is not bound to the 30-player list, so he will be able to select any available players. Pellerud will also be able to make changes for medical reasons. Canada is expected to announce its roster sometime after the team’s return from Europe.

Canada’s women’s national team announced their provisional roster today for the upcoming CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament in the México. With less than two weeks to go before CONCACAF’s tournament begins in Ciudad Juarez, coach Even Pellerud has identified 30 players that are eligible to participate in the six-team tournament.



Pellerud has up until 31 March to announce his final 20-player roster. He is not bound to the 30-player list, so he will be able to select any available players. Pellerud will also be able to make changes for medical reasons. Canada is expected to announce its roster sometime after the team’s return from Europe.



Canada is currently preparing for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament which runs 2-12 April in Mexico. Canada needs to finish amongst the top-two teams in the six-team tournament to win a berth in the Women’s Olympic Tournament Beijing 2008.



In Mexico, Canada is hoping to draw inspiration from letters and photos featuring the ‘We Believe’ theme. Canadian fans and clubs (from all walks of sport and life) are encouraged to send their support to the team via mail (Women’s national team, 580-375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5C6), fax (778.330.1396) or email believe@soccercan.ca). Clubs are especially encouraged to mail signed team photos or short video messages.



CANADA

Julie Armstrong | F | Delta, BC

Justine Bernier | G | Oakville, ON

Melanie Booth | D/M | Burlington, ON

Candace Chapman | M | Ajax, ON

Tanya Dennis | D | Brampton, ON

Jonelle Filigno | F | Mississauga, ON

Martina Franko | D | Squamish, BC

Robyn Gayle | D | Mississauga, ON

Randee Hermus | D | Langley, BC

Rita Keimakh | G | Thornhill, ON

Kristina Kiss | D/M | Ottawa, ON

Kaylyn Kyle | M | Saskatoon, SK

Stephanie Labbé | G | Stony Plain, AB

Kara Lang | F | Oakville, ON

Karina LeBlanc | G | Maple Ridge, BC

Alexandra Marton | D | Aurora, ON

Diana Matheson | M | Oakville, ON

Erin McLeod | G | Calgary, AB

Jodi-Ann Robinson | F | Richmond, BC

Clare Rustad | D/M | North Vancouver, BC

Sophie Schmidt | M | Abbotsford, BC

Christine Sinclair | F | Burnaby, BC

Melissa Tancredi | F | Ancaster, ON

Katie Thorlakson | F | Langley, BC

Brittany Timko | D/M | Coquitlam, BC

Amy Vermeulen | F | Saskatoon, SK

Amy Walsh | M | St-Hilaire, QC

Rhian Wilkinson | F | Baie d’Urfé, QC

Shannon Woeller | D/M | Vancouver, BC

Shannon Woeller | D/M | Vancouver, BC

Emily Zurrer | F/D | Crofton, BC

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