PORTLAND, OR, U.S.A. – Canada has wrapped up a two-match away Women’s International Friendly series against USA. The two sides played matches in Kansas, KS and Portland, OR as part of their early preparations for 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying in Vancouver.
The two sides drew 1:1 in the opening match on 17 September 2011, with goals from Abby Wambach (USA) and Melissa Tancredi. Wambach scored two more goals in the second match to break a 60-minute deadlock wide open, with Alex Morgan adding a goal in the final minute for a 3:0 victory on 22 September.
Canada will have a short break before regrouping in the second week of October to begin preparations for the Pan American Games. The team will play up to five matches in Guadalajara, Mexico, with group matches against Argentina, Costa Rica and Brazil. Canada will nominate its roster for the Canadian Pan American team on Monday 26 September.
Canada, whose title sponsor is Winners and presenting sponsor is Teck, has posted 10 wins, two draws and six losses so far this 2011 season. In its two matches against USA, coach John Herdman featured 21 different players, including three of his four goalkeepers in camp. Three players made their debut in the series: Lauren Sesselmann, Jaclyn Sawicki and Tina Romagnuolo.
GK- Justine Bernier | USA / University of Alabama
GK- Stephanie LabbÃ© | SWE / PiteÃ¥ IF
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / magicJack
GK- Erin McLeod | SWE / DalsjÃ¶fors G.o.I.F.
CB- Lexi Marton | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
CB- Emily Zurrer | SWE / DalsjÃ¶fors G.o.I.F.
FB- Melanie Booth | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
FB- Robyn Gayle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
FB- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / Atlanta Beat
FB- Rhian Wilkinson | NOR / LillestrÃ¸m SK Kvinner
M- Kaylyn Kyle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Diana Matheson | NOR / LillestrÃ¸m SK Kvinner
M- Carmelina Moscato | SWE / PiteÃ¥ IF
M- Kelly Parker | USA / Atlanta Beat
M- Tina Romagnuolo | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Jaclyn Sawicki | CAN / University of Victoria
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / magicJack
M- Desiree Scott | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
M- Diamond Simpson | CAN / Hamilton FC
M- Chelsea Stewart | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
F- Christina Julien | CAN / Ottawa Fury
F- Melissa Tancredi | SWE / PiteÃ¥ IF
Head of Delegation / Chef de dÃ©legation : Jeannette Kuc
Head Coach / EntraÃ®neur-chef : John Herdman
Assistant Coach / EntraÃ®neur adjoint : Lewis Page
Goalkeeper Coach / EntraÃ®neur des gardiens : Andrew Olivieri
General Manager / GÃ©rante d’Ã©quipe : Misty Thomas
Equipment Manager / GÃ©rant de l’Ã©quipement : Maeve Glass
Technical analyst / Analyste technique : Andrew Peat
Sports scientist / Chercheuse en sport : Helen Kilding
Physiotherapist / PhysiothÃ©rapeute : Judy Russell
Physiotherapist / PhysiothÃ©rapeute : Tricia McBride
Massage Therapist / MassothÃ©rapeute : Lucia Orsini
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