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Canada WNT
« on: July 18, 2009, 12:24:19 PM »
Canada’s women’s soccer team will be looking for redemption when it takes on the U.S. in a pair of friendlies later this month.

In the clubs’ last friendly, the U.S. hammered Team Canada 4-0 in Toronto on May 25.

“I would like to see more concentration on the field regardless of the situation,” Canadian head coach Carolina Morace in a statement. “In our last match against U.S.A., we made too many mental errors that cost us on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, we will not have much time to prepare the team for the upcoming matches.”

Morace has selected 24 players for Sunday’s match in Rochester, N.Y., and for Wednesday’s game in Charleston, S.C.

Morace, who took over the Canadian women’s program in February, is using the three-game series of friendly matches against the world’s No. 1 ranked team to establish the groundwork on the road to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011.

An additional storyline is that two of the more prolific scorers in the history of women’s soccer — Canada’s Christine Sinclair and Abby Wambach of the U.S.— both come into the game sitting on 99 career goals.

Canada has held the U.S. close in several of the recent contests, including a 2-1 loss in extra time in the quarter-final stage at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The matches in Rochester and Charleston will mark the 46th and 47th time Canada and the U.S. have met.

Canada’s team includes six players who ply their trade in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), five who play for European clubs and 12 players on current W-League rosters. Six of the seven WPS squads are represented on this edition of the Canadian team: goalkeeper Erin McLeod from Washington Freedom; goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc from the Los Angeles Sol; defender Candace Chapman from the Boston Breakers; midfielder Kelly Parker from Sky Blue FC; forward Melissa Tancredi from St. Louis Athletica; and forward Christine Sinclair from FC Gold Pride.

Included in the 24-player roster are Bahar Sansar and Gina Pacheco, who are both earning their first call-up to the senior squad. Sansar has represented Canada at the under-20 level, missing out on the 2008 FIFA under-20 women’s World Cup in Chile due to injury. Sansar plays her club soccer with the Cometes de Laval and attends the University of South Florida. Pacheco, who is currently making her first appearance with Canada’s under-20 team, competes at the club level for the Ottawa Fury of the W-League and plays with Sansar at the University of South Florida.

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Re: Canada WNT
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 07:32:35 PM »
Two Canadian players are in Norway to play club football this year, and they are on some of the Team Strømmen TV clips:
Diana Matheson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKiT-Dijm0k&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.team-strommen.no%2Fkat%2F000093.asp&feature=player_embedded
Diana and Rhian Wilkinson: http://www.team-strommen.no/kat/000093.asp
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Canada win the Sao Paolo tournament
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 08:40:11 PM »
Canada drew 2-2 in a fast and exciting match in the Final of the Sao Paolo women's soccer tournament on December 15.  Rhian Wilkinson  (no. 7) says Canada has improved a lot in the last year, and this match is a good example.

Rhian Wilkinson: http://www.rhianwilkinsonsoccer.com/journals/journal%20425%20Christmas%20and%202010%20review.html

Photos: http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/photo/album/show?id=3074237%3AAlbum%3A36244&xg_source=activity

Video highlights (14 min): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAzPjhHFMvw

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Erin Mcleod
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 12:03:27 PM »
Calendar picture of Canada's goalkeeper:
https://twitter.com/Top_Drawer/status/383248257343684608/photo/1
3-0 for Canada v Korea Republic, cool keeping by Mcleod:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9tUrFvL-u8&feature=youtu.be

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