Bev Priestman has named six uncapped gamers in her first roster as coach of the Canadian ladies’s staff.
The 34-year-old Priestman, who took over the staff in November after Kenneth Heiner-Moller stepped all the way down to take a training job in his native Denmark, has named a 29-player squad for a two-week camp forward of subsequent month’s SheBelieves Cup in Orlando.
The roster shall be decreased to 23 for the four-team event, scheduled for Feb. 18-24 at Exploria Stadium The Canadian ladies, tied for eighth with Brazil within the FIFA rankings, are collaborating with the top-ranked U.S., No. 10 Japan and Brazil.
Potential debutantes contains goalkeeper Rylee Foster (Liverpool FC), defenders Bianca St-Georges (Chicago Pink Stars) and Jade Rose (Tremendous REX Ontario), midfielders Samantha Chang (College of South Carolina) and Jordyn Listro (Orlando Pleasure), and ahead Evelyne Viens (Paris FC).
Rose, who turns 18 on Feb. 12, has attended two senior camps however has but to earn a cap.
All however Viens labored with Priestman in her earlier position as Canadian youth coach. It is the primary time Canada Soccer has summoned Viens, a prolific goal-scorer on the College of South Florida who’s at the moment on mortgage to Paris FC from Sky Blue FC of the NWSL.
Veterans embody captain Christine Sinclair (296 caps), Diana Matheson (206 caps), Sophie Schmidt (199 caps), and Desiree Scott (157 caps). Goalkeeper Erin McLeod (118 caps) earns her first call-up since coming back from damage in 2019.
The 37-year-old Sinclair goes into the Florida event with a world-record 186 worldwide objectives to her credit score.
“The pre-competition camp is designed to supply any gamers not in season with the prospect to get in priceless preparation heading into the SheBelieves Cup,” Priestman mentioned in an announcement.
“It additionally offers us with a chance to see the place gamers are forward of choosing our ultimate 23-player roster for the SheBelieves Cup.”
Priestman has a superb deal with on Canada’s younger expertise. From 2013 to 2018, she helped develop expertise for the Canadian ladies’s program and served as an assistant coach underneath John Herdman, whom she had additionally labored with in New Zealand.
She left in August 2018 to return residence, serving as Phil Neville’s No. 2 with the English ladies’s staff and English youth coach.
Eleven of the gamers on the Canadian camp roster are at the moment with groups in Europe with 5 taking part in in England, 5 in France and one in Sweden. There are 11 gamers from the NWSL, 5 from U.S. faculties and two from the developmental Tremendous REX Ontario program.
The Canadian ladies haven’t performed since March 10, after they wrapped up play at a event in France with a 2-2 tie with Brazil. A Canadian camp scheduled for England in October was referred to as off on the recommendation of medical specialists as a result of pandemic.
All 4 groups on the SheBelieves Cup have certified for the Tokyo Video games with Canada ending runner-up to the People on the CONCACAF Ladies’s Olympic Qualifying Championship final February.
And all 4 made the knockout part of the 2019 World Cup in France. The U.S. gained the event whereas Canada, Brazil and Japan had been eradicated within the spherical of 16.
The defending champion People have gained the SheBelieves Cup 3 times. France gained in 2017 and England in 2019.
Goalkeepers: Rylee Foster, Liverpool FC (England); Stephanie Labbe, FC Rosengard (Sweden); Erin McLeod, Orlando Pleasure (NWSL); Kailen Sheridan, Sky Blue FC (NWSL).
Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan, Olympique Lyonnais (France); Vanessa Gilles, FC Girondins de Bordeaux (France); Jade Rose, Tremendous REX Ontario; Shelina Zadorsky, Tottenham Hotspur (England); Gabrielle Carle, Florida State College; Allysha Chapman, Houston Sprint (NWSL); Ashley Lawrence, Paris Saint-Germain (France); Bianca St-Georges, Chicago Pink Stars (NWSL); Jayde Riviere, College of Michigan.
Midfielders: Samantha Chang, College of South Carolina; Jessie Fleming, Chelsea FC (England); Julia Grosso, College of Texas; Jordyn Listro 5/8 , Orlando Pleasure (NWSL); Diana Matheson, FC Kansas Metropolis (NWSL); Quinn, OL Reign FC (NWSL); Sophie Schmidt, Houston Sprint (NWSL); Desiree Scott, FC Kansas Metropolis (NWSL).
Forwards: Janine Beckie, Manchester Metropolis (England); Jordyn Huitema, Paris Saint-Germain; Adriana Leon, West Ham United (England); Nichelle Prince, Houston Sprint (NWSL); Deanne Rose, College of Florida; Christine Sinclair, Portland Thorns; Olivia Smith, Tremendous REX Ontario; Evelyne Viens, Paris FC (France).
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Jan, 25, 2021