Canada WNT has announced its 18-player roster for the Sunday 2 June (16.30 local kick-off) Women’s International Friendly against USA at BMO Field in Toronto.
The squad features 14 players who were part of Canada’s bronze-medal-winning roster at London 2012.
In addition to the Olympic group, youngsters Kadeisha Buchanan, Tiffany Cameron and Ashley Lawrence continue to keep their places in the senior team after previous involvement with the side early in 2013.
Rachel Quon, a 21-year-old defender for Chicago Red Stars in NWSL, has earned her first call-up to a Canada camp.
Striker Melissa Tancredi rejoins the group for the first time since the team won its Olympic bronze medal against France in August 2012.
Of the 18 players named to the squad 10 featured in the Olympic semi-final between Canada and USA on 6 August 2012 in Manchester, UK.
“It was important for us to bring in a blend of youth and experience for this game,” said Head Coach John Herdman.
“We feel we have a good blend of players that have experience playing against USA – but we are also sticking to our task of preparing for the future.”
Canada Women’s National Team Roster for International Friendly against USWNT:
Karina LeBlanc | USA / Portland Thorns FC,
Erin McLeod | USA / Chicago Red Stars
Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University*,
Robyn Gayle | USA / Washington Spirit,
Carmelina Moscato | USA / Chicago Red Stars,
Rachel Quon | USA / Chicago Red Stars,
Lauren Sesselmann | USA / FC Kansas City,
Rhian Wilkinson | USA / Boston Breakers,
Emily Zurrer | USA / Seattle Reign FC
Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Seattle Reign FC,
Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia University*,
Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit,
Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC,
Desiree Scott | USA / FC Kansas City
Tiffany Cameron | USA / Seattle Reign FC,
Christina Julien | RUS / WFC Rossiyanka,
Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC,
Melissa Tancredi | unattached
Source: Canada Soccer
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