Stephen Eustáquio and Jordyn Huitema were named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for May 2023. Midfielder Eustáquio contributed to his club FC Porto’s Semi-Final win to advance to the Taça de Portugal final, while Huitema scored three goals for OL Reign in the month of May.
Eustáquio helped FC Porto advance to the Taça de Portugal Final following a 3:2 win over FC Famalicão on 4 May. In the five May matches with the club, Eustáquio played 349’ minutes in all competitions helping FC Porto secure a five-match win streak. Eustáquio’s FC Porto completed their Taça de Portugal campaign by lifting the trophy in a 2:0 win over SC Braga on 4 June.
Huitema, meanwhile, played in all five of OL Reign’s May matches, as they currently sit top of their Group in the NWSL Challenge Cup. Huitema scored three times and had one assist for her club this month, including in a
Looking ahead to June, Eustáquio and Canada Soccer Men’s National Team will play their next match against Panama on June 15th in the Concacaf Nations League Semi-Finals. Huitema and Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will head to Australia at the end of June to prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023. Canada’s first group-stage match will be against Nigeria on Thursday 20 July.
Canada Soccer Players of the Month / Joueurs du mois
May / mai 2023 – Stephen Eustáquio & Jordyn Huitema
April / avril 2023 – Milan Borjan & Cloé Lacasse
March / mars 2023 – Cyle Larin & Vanessa Gilles
February / février 2023 – Alistair Johnston & Kailen Sheridan
January / janvier 2023 – Stephen Eustáquio & Cloé Lacasse
This will be the last Player of the Month press release from Canada Soccer, as we are discontinuing the monthly accolade. Instead, we are going to refocus our communications efforts on properly storytelling our player achievements at the Club level in a more compelling and deserving way.
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