Canada WNT announces pre-tournament roster for 2013 Cyprus Women’s Cup
Women's National Team / Olympic Team 22 February 2013
Canada’s Women’s National Team has announced its 25-player roster for a pre-tournament camp at the 2013 Cyprus Women’s Cup.
The players will arrive in Larnaka, Cyprus on 25 February in advance of the kick-off of the 12-team international women’s tournament on 6 March.
Canada’s squad features five players who will be taking part in their first camp since the team’s bronze-medal triumph at London 2012. Eighteen of the 25 players were part of the Canadian team at the 2013 Yongchuan Cup in January in China.
Captain Christine Sinclair will be eligible to make her return to competitive action in the team´s second match at the Cyprus Cup on 8 March against Finland.
For Head Coach John Herdman, the pre-tournament camp in Cyprus represents an important opportunity to bring together a diverse group of players ahead a challenging schedule of international fixtures.
Canada finished in second place at the 2012 Cyprus Women’s Cup, losing 0:2 to France in the tournament final.
The team will kick-off its campaign at the 2013 edition of the tournament with a match against Switzerland on 6 March at the GSZ Stadium in Larnaka.
The Canadians will then take on Finland on 8 March at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia; before returning to action against the Netherlands to close out group play on 11 March.
GK- Stephanie Labbé | SWE / KIF Örebro DFF
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Portland Thorns FC
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Chicago Red Stars
CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles U-16
CB- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Chicago Red Stars
CB- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / FC Kansas City
CB- Emily Zurrer | USA / Seattle Reign FC
FB- Melanie Booth | USA / Sky Blue FC
FB- Robyn Gayle | USA / Washington Spirit
FB- Ashley Lawrence | CAN / Erin Mills Mighty Eagles
FB- Bryanna McCarthy | USA / Western New York Flash
FB- Chelsea Stewart | USA / UCLA
FB- Rhian Wilkinson | USA / Boston Breakers
M- Tiffany Cameron | USA / Seattle Reign FC
M- Jonelle Filigno | USA / Rutgers University
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Seattle Reign FC
M- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
M- Christabel Oduro |
M- Jodi-Ann Robinson | USA / Western New York Flash
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Desiree Scott | USA / FC Kansas City
M- Brittany Timko |
F- Christina Julien |
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Boston Breakers
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC