Canada Soccer Thursday announced its women’s national team roster for the two international friendly matches during the June FIFA international window.
Two NJ/NY Gotham FC players were on the rostser – goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan and forward Evelyne Viens.
Canada will face Czech Republic and Brazil as part of the continued preparations in the final FIFA window ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Canadians will meet Czech Republic Friday, June 11 at 11 a.m. ET, followed by Brazil on Monday June 14 at 3 p.m. ET). Both matches will take place at Estadio Cartagonova. Fans will find extended coverage across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter featuring the social media hashtag #CANWNT.
“This camp will give us the opportunity to get two games under our belt before the Tokyo Olympic Games which is critical as part of our preparations,” Canada head coach Bev Priestman said. “It will also provide another opportunity to assess players, and test and develop player partnerships, especially given that we will have key players coming back from injury.”
Canada has a record of 3-2-0 this year, including its most recent 2-0 away win over England. The Canadians are scheduled to face host Japan, Great Britain and Chile in the group phase of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament this summer.
“Facing Czech Republic and Brazil will provide us with similar conditions to what we will face at the Tokyo Olympic Games, with two very different opponents within a three-day window, so it is a great opportunity to see how we cope in those circumstances as well as in the heat,” Priestman said. “With more players in season now, I’m excited to see how players come in more and more ready for Tokyo and hope we can build on a successful April window. Additionally, this is this is the first camp with Kadeisha Buchanan in and we also have four players who are returning from longer term injuries and so having everyone in at once is crucial in helping select the Olympic roster.”
The Canada camp features a mix of established veterans and young players with several players who were not available due to injury back with the team. Veterans include all-time international goalscoring record-holder Christine Sinclair, midfielders Desiree Scott, Sophie Schmidt, and goalkeepers Stephanie Labbé and Erin McLeod.
The roster also includes the two most recent Canadian players of the Yyar Kadeisha Buchanan (2020) and Ashley Lawrence (2019), as well as the most recent Canadian youth international player of the year Jade Rose (2020).
GK- Sabrina D’Angelo | SWE / Vittsjö GIK
GK- Stephanie Labbé | SWE / FC Rosengård
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Orlando Pride
GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / NJ/NY Gotham FC
CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
CB- Vanessa Gilles | FRA / FC Girondins de Bordeaux
CB- Jade Rose | CAN / Super REX Ontario
CB- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / Tottenham Hotspur
FB- Gabrielle Carle | USA / Florida State University
FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
FB- Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
FB- Jayde Riviere | USA / University of Michigan
FB- Bianca St-Georges | USA / Chicago Red Stars
M- Jessie Fleming | ENG / Chelsea FC
M- Julia Grosso | CAN / University of Texas at Austin
M- Jordyn Listro | USA / Kansas City NWSL
M- Quinn | USA / OL Reign
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash
M- Desiree Scott | USA / Kansas City NWSL
M- Sarah Stratigakis | USA / University of Michigan
F- Janine Beckie | ENG / Manchester City FC
F- Jordyn Huitema | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
F- Cloé Lacasse | POR / SL Benfica
F- Adriana Leon | ENG / West Ham United FC
F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
F- Deanne Rose | USA / University of Florida
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Evelyne Viens | USA / NJ/NY Gotham FC