Pregame notes: Canada versus USA, Winnipeg – May 7, 2014

Broadcast details:
Canada – Sportsnet 360
USA – ESPN3 and
20.00 ET / 18.00 MT / 17.00 PT

Canada roster:

CanWNT vs USWNT / Photo by Canada Soccer

CanWNT vs USWNT / Photo by Canada Soccer

GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Chicago Red Stars
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Houston Dash
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University
D- Robyn Gayle | USA / Washington Spirit
D- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Seattle Reign FC
D- Rebecca Quinn | USA / Duke University
D- Rhian Wilkinson | CAN / Comètes de Laval
D- Sura Yekka | CAN / Brams United
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Houston Dash
M- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Desiree Scott | ENG / Notts County Ladies
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC
M- Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia University
M- Brittany Baxter | USA / Seattle Sounders Women
F- Jonelle Filigno | USA Sky Blue FC
F- Nkem Ezurike | USA / Boston Breakers
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Josée Bélanger | CAN / Comètes de Laval
F- Melissa Tancredi | USA / Chicago Red Stars

USA roster:

GOALKEEPERS (3): 24-Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), 21-Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (9): 14-Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), 16-Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), 6-Whitney Engen (Tyresö), 25-Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 19-Nikki Marshall (Portland Thorns FC), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 7-Morgan Brian (Virginia), 12-Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), 22-Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), 10-Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), 17-Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), 9-Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS (4): 2-Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), 23-Christen Press (Tyresö), 8-Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), 20-Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)

Canada vs US - June 2, 2013/ Photo by Canada Soccer

Canada vs US – June 2, 2013/ Photo by Canada Soccer

Odds and ends:

Canada last beat the USA over a decade ago at the Algarve Cup. Canada won 3-0 with a two-goal effort by Charmaine Hooper and a marker by Christine Sinclair. The USA holds a 47-3-5 all-time record against Canada.The most recent meeting between the teams came on January 31st, a 1-0 USA victory in Texas.

This is Canada’s first match at home in 2014. The game, at Investors Group Field, is the team’s first time playing in Manitoba’s capital in over a decade. In 1999, the Canadian team played matches at Red River College as part of the Pan American Games. Prior to that, the last CanWNT match in Winnipeg was against the USA in 1990. 

Coming home: Desiree Scott has over 65 caps for Canada, but has never played in her home of Winnipeg. This will also be the first time her mom will see her play live in a Canadian kit.

With Melissa Tancredi’s return to the team, Kadeisha Buchanan will wear no. 20.

About the author:
Sandra Prusina is a journalist and broadcaster based out of Calgary, Canada. She has covered women’s soccer since 2010. She’s also a segment reporter for Olympic Broadcast Services, traveling to Vancouver, London and Sochi to work for the host broadcaster.





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