OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Soccer Association has nominated its women’s football roster to the Canadian Olympic Committee for the Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011. Newly-hired football coach John Herdman will have 17 players in red and white for the Women’s Football Tournament which runs 18-27 October.
Canada will be in defence of its football bronze medal starting 18 October. It will play Costa Rica, Argentina and Brazil in three group matches. The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-final stage on 25 October and then the semi-final winners advance to the championship final on 27 October.
Coach Herdman’s 17-player lineup features eight players with previous experience at the Pan American Games. That group includes Christine Sinclair, who in 2007 led the team with eight goals in six matches.
In 2007, Canada won women’s football bronze following a 2:1 victory over Mexico. Canada previously won women’s football silver in 2003 and finished fourth in 1999.
This also serves as Herdman’s second camp since taking over the Canadian team. Of the 17 players selected for this camp, six are new having missed the September series in USA.
The Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 will help serve Canada’s preparations towards next year’s London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Canada’s qualification tournament takes place in January 2012 in Vancouver, BC.
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / magicJack
GK- Rachelle Beanlands | CAN / Ottawa Fury
Vanessa Legault-Cordisco | USA / Marquette University
Melanie Booth | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Robyn Gayle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Kaylyn Kyle | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Rhian Wilkinson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner
Diana Matheson | NOR / Lillestrøm SK Kvinner
Candace Chapman | USA / Western New York Flash
Christina Julien | CAN / Ottawa Fury
Desiree Scott | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Christine Sinclair | USA / Western New York Flash
Sophie Schmidt | USA / magicJack
Diamond Simpson | CAN / Hamilton FC
Kelly Parker | USA / Atlanta Beat
Lauren Sesselmann | USA / Atlanta Beat
Brittany Timko | Unattached / sans club
Head Coach / Entraîneur-chef : John Herdman
Assistant Coach / Entraîneur adjoint : Lewis Page
Goalkeeper Coach / Entraîneur des gardiens : Andrew Olivieri
Technical analyst / Analyste technique : Andrew Peat
Fitness Coach / Préparateur physique : Cesar Meylan
Team Manager / Gérante d’équipe : Misty Thomas
Equipment Manager / Gérante de l’équipement : Maeve Glass
Doctor / Docteure : Dr. Cathy Campbell
Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Judy Russell
Physiotherapist / Physiothérapeute : Karla Van Beveren
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