Canada, Scotland name Algarve Cup rosters; Japan calls in Utsugi for SheBelieves Cup
The Algarve Cup and SheBelieves Cup begin on February 27
Canada will play Iceland in the Algarve Cup on February 27. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/
Canada will play Iceland in the Algarve Cup on February 27. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/

Canada has named eight NWSL players to the 23-woman roster for the Algarve Cup, Canada Soccer announced on Friday.

Canada will face Iceland on February 27 and Scotland on March 1 in the first two games of the tournament in Portugal. Canada will then play a final match on March 6 (opponent to be determined based on standings) to determine placement in the tournament. Both Scotland and Canada are headed to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer.

The eight NWSL players: Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride), Diana Matheson (Utah Royals FC), Desiree Scott (Utah Royals FC), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash), Kailen Sheridan (Sky Blue FC) and Lindsay Agnew (Houston Dash).

The 2019 Algarve Cup will feature Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Norway, China PR, Denmark, Switzerland, Scotland, Iceland, Portugal and Poland. It runs from February 27 to March 6.

Canada Algarve Cup Women’s National Team Roster:

GK: Stephanie Labbé, age 32, from Stony Plain, AB
FB: Allysha Chapman, age 30, from Courtice, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
CB: Kadeisha Buchanan, age 23, from Brampton, ON/ Olympique Lyonnais (Division 1 Féminine France)
CB: Shelina Zadorsky, age 26, from London, ON/ Orlando Pride (NWSL)
M: Rebecca Quinn, age 23, from Toronto, ON/ Paris FC (Division 1 Féminine France)
F: Deanne Rose, age 19, from Alliston, ON/ University of Florida Gators (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)
F: Jordyn Huitema, age 17, from Chilliwack, BC / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite/ Canada Soccer Regional EXCEL Super Centre (British Columbia)
FB: Ashley Lawrence, age 23, from Caledon, ON/Paris Saint Germain (Division 1 Féminine France)
M: Desiree Scott, age 31, from Winnipeg, MB/ Utah Royals FC (NWSL)
F: Christine Sinclair ( C ), age 35, from Burnaby, BC/ Portland Thorns (NWSL)
M: Sophie Schmidt, age 30, from Abbotsford, BC
M: Gabrielle Carle, age 20, from Lévis, QC/Florida State University (NCAA)
F: Nichelle Prince, age 23, from Ajax, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
F: Janine Beckie, age 24, from Highlands Ranch, CO/ Manchester City (FA Women’s Super League)
M: Jessie Fleming, age 20, from London, ON/UCLA (NCAA)
GK: Erin McLeod, age 35, from St. Albert, AB/ Växjö DFF (Damallsvenskan)
F: Adriana Leon, age 26, from King City, ON/West Ham United (FA Women’s Super League)
CB: Shannon Woeller, age 29, from Vancouver, BC/ Eskilstuna United DFF (Damallsvenskan)
GK: Kailen Sheridan, age 23, from Whitby, ON/ Sky Blue FC (NWSL)
FB: Lindsay Agnew, age 23, from Kingston, ON/ Houston Dash (NWSL)
FB/F: Jenna Hellstrom, age 23, from Sudbury, ON/ Växjö DFF (Damallsvenskan)

On Thursday, Scotland announced the roster for this year’s Algarve Cup. Utah Royals FC defender Rachel Corsie has been called in for the tournament.

Scotland will play Canada on March 1 to open the tournament and then Iceland on March 4, before the final game for placement on March 6.

On Friday, Japan named its roster for this year’s SheBelieves Cup and Reign FC midfielder Rumi Utsugi has been called in for the tournament.

Japan will play its first game vs. the United States in Philadelphia, followed by games vs. Brazil (in Nashville) and England (in Tampa). All four teams are ranked in the top ten in the world, and have qualified for the Women’s World Cup.

The U.S. announced its roster earlier this week. All games will be available to fans in the United States on FOX/FS1 or streaming on

SheBelieves Cup Full Schedule:

Wednesday, Feb. 27 | Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.

  • England vs. Brazil | 4 p.m. ET |
  • USA vs. Japan | 7 p.m. ET | FS1

Saturday, March 2 | Nissan Stadium; Nashville, Tenn.

  • Brazil vs. Japan | 2 p.m. ET |
  • USA vs. England | 4:30 p.m. ET | FOX

Tuesday, March 5 | Raymond James Stadium; Tampa, Fla.

  • Japan vs. England | 5:15 p.m. ET |
  • USA vs. Brazil | 8 p.m. ET | FS1
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