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Ten NWSL players named to Canada roster for friendly vs. Germany
Canada will host Germany on June 10
Houston Dash forward Nichelle Prince and Utah Royals FC midfielder Desiree Scott. (Photo credit: Wilf Thorne/isiphotos.com)
Houston Dash forward Nichelle Prince and Utah Royals FC midfielder Desiree Scott. (Photo credit: Wilf Thorne/isiphotos.com)

Canada will face Germany on Sunday,  June 10, in Hamilton, Ontario, and on Tuesday Canada Soccer named their 20-woman roster for the match, with NWSL players making up half of those on the roster. The game will take place at Tim Hortons Field at 2 p.m. ET on June 10.

Lindsay Agnew (Houston Dash), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride), Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit), Desiree Scott (Utah Royals FC), Diana Matheson (Utah Royals FC), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC), Janine Beckie (Sky Blue FC), Adriana Leon (Sky Blue FC) and Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) have all been named to the roster.

Canada is currently ranked No. 4 in the world and Germany is No. 3. Germany is in the middle of their Women’s World Cup qualifying this year. Canada will take part in their qualifying in October, when Canada will be in Group B of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship and play their group stage games in Edinburg, Texas.

Sinclair, who has 172 international goals, sits just 12 behind former U.S. women’s national team forward Abby Wambach’s all-time record of 184. Sinclair also leads the NWSL in goals this season with six and has added three assists.

“We are preparing for October’s 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship which serves as our FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification tournament, so this is a great opportunity to dig into our pipeline and give some additional young players an opportunity to be tested against one of the best teams in the world,” Canada head coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller said in a Canada Soccer news release.

Canada has called in just two goalkeepers — former NWSL goalkeepers Stephanie Labbé and Erin McLeod — meaning that Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan and Courage goalkeeper Sabrina D’Angelo (who has been out of late with a sprained ankle) are not on the roster this time around.

This season in the NWSL, Quinn has made six appearances in her rookie season, playing both midfielder and center back. Scott is among the league-leaders in passing accuracy this season at 81.76%. Chapman has played all 90 minutes in four straight games since being traded by North Carolina to Houston. She missed a few weeks earlier in the season with a hamstring strain.

Zadorsky has played every minute since being traded to the Pride in the offseason. Leon has seen limited minutes this season for Sky Blue FC since joining the team in the January dispersal draft, appearing in 33 minutes over two games as a substitute. Beckie has appeared in every match for Sky Blue FC. Matheson has a goal and an assist for Utah after returning from an ACL tear that forced her to miss all of 2017.

In Week 9 action, Prince recorded her second assist of the season (to go along with one goal) on Houston’s first goal in a win over Washington and Sinclair netted her sixth goal of the season in Portland’s 2-0 win over Utah.

Also on the roster are NCAA standouts Jessie Fleming (UCLA) and Deanne Rose (University of Florida).

 

Full Canada Roster:

GK Stephanie Labbe, age 31, from Stony Plain, AB/ Unattached

GK Erin McLeod, age 34, from St. Albert, AB/ USV Jena

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 22, from Caledon, ON/Paris Saint German

FB Emma Regan, age 18, from North Vancouver, BC/ Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

CB Shannon Woeller, age 28, from Vancouver, BC/ FF USV Jena

CB Shelina Zadorsky, age 25, from London, ON/ Orlando Pride

CB Kadeisha Buchanan, age 22, from Brampton, ON/ Olympique Lyonnais

M/CB Rebecca Quinn, age 22, from Toronto, ON/ Washington Spirit

M Desiree Scott, age 30, from Winnipeg, MB/ Utah Royals FC

M Sophie Schmidt, age 29, from Abbotsford, BC/ FFC Frankfurt

M Jessie Fleming, age 20, from London, ON/UCLA

M Diana Matheson, age 34, from Oakville, ON/Utah Royals FC (NWSL)

M Julia Grosso, age 17, from Vancouver, BC / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)

F Christine Sinclair, age 34, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns (NWSL)

F Deanne Rose, age 19, from Alliston, ON/ University of Florida Gators (NCAA)

F Janine Beckie, age 23, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Sky Blue FC (NWSL)

F Adriana Leon, age 25, from King City, ON/ Sky Blue FC (NWSL)

F Nichelle Prince, age 23, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)

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