Another friendly for the Canadian team is just around the corner. This time, Vancouver is hosting the match against Germany on June 18th at BC Place. The most recent meeting between the two sides was June of last year at Paderborn, where the Germans won 1:0.
One of the most memorable Canada v Germany tilts came during the 2011 Women’s World Cup. The tournament’s opening match saw the red and white score on a stunning free kick by captain Christine Sinclair, but ultimately, Canada lost 2:1.
The Canadian roster includes a number of U-20 Women’s World Cup hopefuls in Kadeisha Buchanan, Sura Yekka, Rebecca Quinn, Jessie Fleming and Ashley Lawrence. Buchanan, Quinn and Lawrence are already in Vancouver, after taking part in U-20 camp under head coach Andrew Olivieri.
Forward Christina Julien returns for the first time since June 2013. She spent the last year playing professionally in Australia and Germany.
Veteran defenders Emily Zurrer and Marie-Eve Nault have left their respective teams in Sweden’s Dalmallsvenskan to prepare for the match.
Although Christine Sinclair and German GK Nadine Angerer have faced one another many times before, this will mark the first time they play against each other while also being professional teammates.
This match will mark the 12th meeting between the sides, dating back to 1994. Canada has never beat Germany.
During a match in 2005 against the Germans, Sinclair scored her 50th international goal.
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Chicago Red Stars
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Houston Dash
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / Ottawa Fury FC
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
D- Emily Zurrer | SWE / Jitex BK
D- Marie-Eve Nault | SWE / KIF Örebro
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 FC
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC
M- Ashley Lawrence | USA / Ottawa Fury FC
M- Brittany Baxter | USA / Seattle Sounders Women
F- Jonelle Filigno | USA Sky Blue FC
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Josée Belanger | CAN / Comètes de Laval
F- Christina Julien | GER / FF USV Jena
GK – Nadine Angerer | USA / Portland Thorns FC
GK – Laura Benkarth | GER / SC Freiburg
GK – Almuth Schult | GER / VfL Wolfsburg
D – Jennifer Cramer | GER / FFC Turbine Potsdam
D – Johanna Elsig | GER / FFC Turbine Potsdam
D – Kathrin Hendrich | GER / Bayer 04 Leverkusen
D – Tabea Kemme | GER / FFC Turbine Potsdam
D – Annike Krahn | FRA / Paris St. Germain
D – Babett Peter | GER / FFC Frankfurt
D – Bianca Schmidt | GER / FFC Frankfurt
D – Luisa Wensing | GER / Wolfsburg
M – Fatmire Alushi | GER / FFC Frankfurt
M – Melanie Behringer | GER / FFC Frankfurt
M – Verena Faißt | GER / Wolfsburg
M – Lena Goeßling | GER / Wolfsburg
M – Nadine Keßler | GER / Wolfsburg
M – Simone Laudehr | GER / FFC Frankfurt
M – Lena Lotzen | GER / Bayern München
M – Dzsenifer Marozsan | GER / FFC Frankfurt
F – Anja Mittag | SWE / FC Rosengård
F – Alexandra Popp | GER / Wolfsburg
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.