An important home and away series against Jamaica for a place in next summer’s Olympics
The Canadian Soccer Women’s National Team have announced their 25-player squad for the upcoming September 2023 Concacaf W Olympic Play-In eventful two-game series against Jamaica. Canada will first visit Jamaica on Friday 22 September (2000 ET/1800 MT/1700 PT) at the Jamaican National Stadium, in Kingston Jamaica, and conclude their series at home on Tuesday 26 September (1900 ET/1700 MT/ 4pm PT) in Toronto, in a match co-presented by CIBC and Visa.
“I’m excited to put together this roster and chase the next round for this team. We were all eager to get back on the court and get together and want something else than to kick off the 2024 Olympic Journey and power it up in front of our home crowd in Toronto. says Bev Priestman, Head Coach of the Canada Soccer Women’s National Team.
Since 1991, the two countries have faced each other nine times in international competition, in which Canada holds a 9-0-0 record. The last time Canada played Jamaica was on July 14, 2022 in the Concacaf W Championship Semi-Finals, which resulted in a 3:0 win for Canada.
Canada and Jamaica qualified for the final phase of Concacaf qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympic Women’s Football competition by virtue of finishing second and third in last summer’s Concacaf W Championship, which also served as qualification for the 2023 Australia & New Zealand FIFA Women’s World Cup in Concacaf competition. Canada won all three of its group stage games, and beat Jamaica 3:0 in the semifinals before losing 1:0 to the United States in a closely fought championship game. Meanwhile, Jamaica beat Costa Rica 1:0 in the third place match, giving them a shot at competing for the final spot at Paris 2024.
Three Canadian goalkeepers for the camp will be Sabrina D’Angelo from Arsenal FC, Lysianne Proulx from the City of Merlbourne, and Kailen Sheridan from San Diego Wave FC.
Also selected for this series are the following defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan from Chelsea FC, Gabrielle Carle from The Washington Spirit, Sydney Collins of NC Courage, Vanessa Gilles from FCF Olympique Lyonnais, Ashley Lawrence from Chelsea FC, Jayde Riviere from Manchester United FC, Jade Rose from Harvard University, Bianca St Georges of the Chicago Red Stars and Shelina Zadorsky from Tottenham Hotspur.
The other Canadian players in the squad are midfielders: Quinn from OL Government, Marie-Yasmine Alidou D’Anjou from SL Benfica, Simi Awujo from the University of Southern California, Jessie Fleming from Chelsea FC, and Julia Grosso from Juventus FC.
The rest of the squad will appear as attackers: Jordyn Huitema from OL Government, Cloe Lacasse from Arsenal FC, Adriana Leon from Manchester United FC, Prince Michelle from Houston Dash, Deanne Rose from Leicester City FC, Olivia Smith from SportingCP, Evelyn Viens from AS Roma, and Christine Sinclair from Portland Thorns FC.
Both Concacaf Canada Women’s Olympic Qualifying matches will be broadcast live and exclusive One Footballavailable in fuboTV Canadian platform, as a linear channel on Telus Optical TV (Channel 980), as well as online at OneSoccer. ca and via the OneSoccer app. Fans will find broader coverage on Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT.
GK – Sabrina D’Angelo | ENGLAND / Arsenal FC
GK- Lysianne Proulx | POR/SCU Torreense
GK – Kailen Sheridan | AS / San Diego Wave FC
CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | ENGLAND / Chelsea FC
CB-Vanessa Gilles | FRA/FCF Olympique Lyonnais
CB- Shelina Zadorsky | England/Tottenham Hotspur
CB/FB- Sydney Collins | US/NC Courage
CB/FB- Jade Rose | US/Harvard University
FB – Gabrielle Carle | USA / Spirit of Washington
FB- Ashley Lawrence | ENGLAND / Chelsea FC
FB- Jayde Riviere | ENGLAND / Manchester United FC
FB – Bianca St-Georges | US/Chicago Red Star
M-Marie-Yasmine Alidou D’Anjou | Benfica’s POR/SL
M-Simi Awujo | US/University of Southern California
M-Jessie Fleming | ENGLAND / Chelsea FC
M-Julia Grosso | Italy / Juventus FC
M-Quinn | US Government/OL
L/F- Olivia Smith | POR / CP Sports
F- Jordyn Huitema | US Government/OL
F- Cloe Lacasse | ENGLAND / Arsenal FC
F- Adriana Leon | ENGLAND / Manchester United FC
F- Prince Nichelle | US/Houston Dash
F- Deanne Rose | ENGLAND / Leicester City FC
F- Christine Sinclair | AS / Portland Thorns FC
F-Evelyne Viens | ITA/AS Rome
Player | Pronoun | Age | The city where they grew up | Leading youth club
Nom de la joueuse | Pronoun | age | Lieu où elle a grandi | Debut club/main club
Alidou D’Anjou, Marie-Yasmine | she/elle | 28 | Saint-Hubert, QC, CAN | CS Spatial Saint-Hubert
Awujo, Simi | she/elle | 20 | Atlanta, Georgia, USA | AFC Lightning
Buchanan, Kadeisha | she/elle | 27 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brams United SC
Carle, Gabrielle | she/elle | 24 | Levis, QC, CAN | AS Chaudière-Est
Collins, Sydney | she/elle | 24 | Beaverton, OR, USA |
D’Angelo, Sabrina | she/elle | 30 | Welland, ON, CAN | Witch Welland SC
Fleming, Jesse | she/elle | 25 | London, ON, CAN | SC Optimistic Nor’West
Gilles, Vanessa | she/elle | 27 | Ottawa, ACTIVE, CAN | Ottawa Capital United SC
Grosso, Julia | she/elle | 23 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Italian Canadian SF in Vancouver
Huitema, Jordyn | she/elle | 22 | Chilliwack, BC, CAN | Chilliwack FC
Lacasse, Cloe | she/elle | 30 | Sudbury, ON, CAN | Sudbury
Lawrence, Ashley | she/elle | 28 | East Caledon, ON, CAN | Brams United SC
Leon, Adriana | she/elle | 30 | Maple and King City, ON, CAN | Vaughan Azzuri
Prince, Michelle | she/elle | 28 | Ajax, ACTIVE, CAN | Ajax SC
Proulx, Lysianne | she/elle | 24 | Boucherville, QC, CAN | CS Boucherville
Quinn | they/iel | 28 | Toronto, ACTIVE, CAN | North Toronto SC
Riviere, Jayde | she/elle | 22 | Markham, ACTIVE, CAN | West Rouge SC
Rose, Deanne | she/elle | 24 | Alliston, ON, CAN | Alliston SC
Rose, Jade | she/elle | 20 | Markham, ACTIVE, CAN | Markham SC
Sheridan, Kailen | she/elle | 28 | WITBY, ON, CAN | Choose SC
Sinclair, Christine | she/elle | 40 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club Bees
Smith, Olivia | she/elle | 19 | WITBY, ON, CAN | Whitby Iroquois SC
St-Georges, Bianca | she/elle | 26 | St-Charles-Borommee, QC, CAN | St-Félix De Valois
Viens, Evelyn | she/elle | 26 | L’Ancienne-Lorette, QC, CAN | AS Mistral Laurentien
Zadorsky, Shelina | she/elle | 30 | Kitchener & London, ACTIVE, CAN | SC Kitchen
CANADIAN WOMEN’S NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM
Canada is an Olympic champion (Tokyo in 2021), a two-time bronze medalist (2012 and 2016), and a two-time Concacaf champion (1998 and 2010). Overall, Canada has participated in eight consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2023) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Soccer Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, the Canadian Football Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympics and became the third country in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer.
The Canadian Soccer Women’s National Youth Team, meanwhile, has won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Women’s Under-15 Championship. edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all seven editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish in Uruguay 2018).
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