Pellerud Announces Gold Cup Roster

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Women’s World Cup Team Head Coach Even Pellerud has named 17 players to the squad which will take part in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup (World Cup Qualifying) from October 30 – November 9. An 18th player will be added prior to Canada’s opening game against Haiti on October 30 at Centennial Stadium in Victoria, BC at 8:00 PT (live across the country on Rogers Sportsnet).

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Women’s World Cup Team Head Coach Even Pellerud has named 17 players to the squad which will take part in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup (World Cup Qualifying) from October 30 – November 9. An 18th player will be added prior to Canada’s opening game against Haiti on October 30 at Centennial Stadium in Victoria, BC at 8:00 PT (live across the country on Rogers Sportsnet).



The squad includes eight members of the Under-19 team which won silver medals at the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship, Sasha Andrews, Erin McLeod, Candace Chapman, Carmelina Moscato, Christine Sinclair, Clare Rustad, Brittany Timko and Kara Lang. Sinclair makes her first senior team appearance since being named the Most Valuable Player at the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship after leading all players with 10 goals in six games.



Canadian veteran striker Charmaine Hooper will be looking to score her 50th international goal when the team begins its quest for a berth at the FIFA 2003 Women’s World Cup in China next September. Hooper has 49 goals in 83 appearances (all-time leader) and will captain the side.



Canada will face Haiti, Jamaica and Costa Rica in Group B action in Victoria, BC on October 30, November 1 and 3 respectively. The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals in Seattle, Washington. The winners of each semi-final will advance to the final in Pasadena (Rose Bowl) and will each automatically earn a berth in the Women’s World Cup. The semi-final losers will face each other in the third-place game in Pasadena, with the winner moving on to face an Asian team in a playoff for another spot in the World Cup.



Canada will play a series of three exhibition games October 22nd, 23rd and 24th in Victoria. Each game will consist of two, twenty minute halves, followed by instructional coaching sessions with the Senior Women’s National Coaching team. All members of the media and general public are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee.



Canadian Women’s World Cup Team Roster



1tKarina LeBlanctGKtMaple Ridge, BCt21t30/3/80tBoston Breakers

3tBreanna BoydtDtEdmonton, ABt32t10/6/81tU. of Nebraska

4tSasha AndrewstDtEdmonton, ABt5t14/2/83tSouthern Methodist Universityt

5tAndrea NeiltMtVancouver, BCt70t26/10/71tVancouver Breakers

6tSharolta NonentDtVancouver, BCt32t30/12/77tAtlanta Beat

8tClare RustadtMtSalt Spring Island, BCt18t27/5/83tVancouver Breakers

9tCandace ChapmantD/MtToronto, ONt5t2/4/83tToronto Inferno/U. of Notre Dame

10tCharmaine HoopertFtOttawa, ONt85t15/1/68tAtlanta Beat

11tRandee HermustMtLangley, BCt28t14/11/79tVancouver Breakers

12tChristine SinclairtFtBurnaby, BCt35t12/6/83tVancouver Breakers/U. of Portland

13tAmy WalshtMtMontreal, QCt53t13/9/77tunattached

14tCarmelina MoscatotMtMississauga, ONt4t2/5/84tPenn State University

15tKara LangtDtOakville, ONt10t22/10/86tOakville

16tBrittany TimkotMtCoquitlam, BCt3t5/9/85tBurnaby Panthers

17tSilvana BurtinitFtWilliams Lake, BCt64t5/10/69tVancouver Breakers

18tErin McLeodtGKtCalgary, ABt5t26/2/83tSouthern Methodist University

19tKristina KisstMtOttawa, ONt29t13/2/81tOttawa Fury

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STAFF

Les WilkinsonttHead of Delegation

Even PellerudttHead Coacht

Ian BridgettAssistant Coach

Jerry KnutssonttGoalkeeper Coach

Shel BrodsgaardttEquipment Manager

Cathy AyoubttTeam Managert

Erin PerryttAthletic Therapist

Cathy CampbellttDoctor



Exhibition Games



Tuesday, October 22nd

Canada vs. Lower Island u17 Selects

Lake Hill Soccer Association

BRAEFOOT PARK

Victoria, BC

6:30pm Kick Off



Wednesday, October 23rd

Canada vs. Prospect Lake/Cordova Bay u17 Gold Youth

Gorge Soccer Association

HAMPTON ROAD PARK

Victoria, BC

6:30pm Kick Off



Thursday, October 24th

Canada vs. Gordon Head u17 Gold Youth

Gordon Head Soccer Association

TYNDALL ROAD PARK

Victoria, BC

6:30pm Kick Off



Tickets



Tickets for the Football Confederation (CONCACAF) Women’s Gold Cup, 2002, Group B action in Victoria, featuring Canada vs. Haiti, October 30th (8:00 p.m. PT), Canada vs. Jamaica, November 1st (8:00 p.m. PT) and Canada vs. Costa Rica November 3rd (2:00 p.m. PT) are on sale at All Sport 1-250-380-1980 and at Soccerworld 1-250-475-3777.

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