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Canada roster set for Concacaf Women’s Championship
Canada will play Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba in the group stage of the tournament
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair in action for Canada in 2018. (Photo credit: Canada Soccer/Flickr)
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair in action for Canada in 2018. (Photo credit: Canada Soccer/Flickr)

Canada head coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller has named the 20-woman roster for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October, Canada Soccer announced on Wednesday. The tournament, Concacaf’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, will take place October 4-17. Canda’s first game will be vs. Jamaica on October 5 in Edinburg, Texas.

The roster features eight NWSL players: Lindsay Agnew (Houston Dash), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride), Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit), Diana Matheson (Utah Royals FC), Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign FC), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) and Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC). The Canadian Press reported on Wednesday that Utah Royals FC midfielder Desiree Scott will miss the tournament due to a foot injury.

Canada Concacaf Women’s National Team Roster

GK – Stephanie Labbé, age 31, from Stony Plain, AB/ Lejonflocken Linköping (Damallsvenskan)
GK – Erin McLeod, age 35, from St. Albert, AB/ SC Sand (Frauen-Bundesliga)
FB – Lindsay Agnew, age 23, from Kingston, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
FB – Allysha Chapman, age 29, from Courtice, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
FB – Ashley Lawrence, age 23, from Caledon, ON/Paris Saint Germain (Division 1 Féminine France)
FB – Emma Regan, age 18, from Burnaby, BC/ The University of Texas at Austin (NCAA)
CB – Kadeisha Buchanan, age 22, from Brampton, ON/ Olympique Lyonnais (Division 1 Féminine France)
CB – Shelina Zadorsky, age 25, from London, ON/ Orlando Pride (NWSL)
M/CB – Rebecca Quinn, age 23, from Toronto, ON/ Washington Spirit (NWSL)
M – Jessie Fleming, age 20, from London, ON/UCLA (NCAA)
M – Julia Grosso, age 18, from Vancouver, BC / The University of Texas at Austin (NCAA)
M – Diana Matheson, age 34, from Oakville, ON/Utah Royals FC (NWSL)
M- Sophie Schmidt, age 30, from Abbotsford, BC/ FFC Frankfurt (Frauen-Bundesliga)
M- Gabrielle Carle, age 19, from Levis, QC/ Florida State University (NCAA)
F- Jordyn Huitema, age 17, from Chilliwack, BC/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)
F – Adriana Leon, age 25, from King City, ON/ Seattle Reign FC (NWSL)
F – Nichelle Prince, age 23, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
F – Deanne Rose, age 19, from Alliston, ON/ University of Florida Gators (NCAA)
F – Christine Sinclair ( C ), age 35, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns (NWSL)
F – Janine Beckie, age 24, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Manchester City (FA Women’s Super League)

The roster is only 20 players, down from the 23 were selected the last time out for Canada in their friendly vs. Brazil earlier this month, and three less than would be on a World Cup squad next summer.

Group A of the tournament will feature the United States, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama. Group A games will be played at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Group B will feature Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba. Group B games will take place at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.

The semifinals, third-place game and championship games will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The top three teams will automatically qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The fourth-place finisher will head to a home-and-away playoff with Argentina for a spot in next summer’s tournament.


Schedule:

 

October 4 Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama | 5 p.m. ET

United States vs. Mexico | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 5 H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Costa Rica vs. Cuba | 6 p.m. ET

Canada vs. Jamaica | 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October 7 Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Panama vs. United States | 5 p.m. ET

Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 8 H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Jamaica vs. Costa Rica | 6 p.m. ET

Cuba vs. Canada | 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October 10 Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Panama vs. Mexico | 5 p.m. ET

Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 11 H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Cuba vs. Jamaica | 7:30 p.m. ET

Costa Rica vs. Canada | 10 p.m. ET

 

October 14 Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

2nd A vs. 1st B | 5 p.m. ET*

1st A vs. 2nd B | 8 p.m. ET*

* Order of semifinal matches may be switched to accommodate broadcasters

 

October 17 Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

Third-place match | 5 p.m. ET

Championship | 8 p.m. ET

 

 


Ticket info via U.S. Soccer: CARY, N.C.

Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group A doubleheaders featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama on Oct. 4, 7 and 10 in Cary, N.C., are currently on sale through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

EDINBURG, TEXAS

Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group B doubleheaders featuring Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba on Oct. 5, 8 and 11 in Edinburg, Texas, go on sale Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. CT through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

FRISCO, TEXAS

Tickets for the semifinals, Third-Place Match and the Championship Game at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship are currently on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-855-492-8053 and at the Toyota Stadium Ticket Office.

Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com.

Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

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