Overview: 2015 Cyprus Cup

Photo by Canada Soccer - Ville Vuorinen

Photo by Canada Soccer – Ville Vuorinen

Record: 3W-1L
2nd place

Matches
Scotland: 2-0 W
Korea Republic: 1-0 W
Italy: 1-0 W
England: 0-1 L

Team Stats
Goals: Christine Sinclair (2), Jessie Fleming (1), Allysha Chapman (1)
Assists: Rhian Wilkinson (1), Josee Belanger (1), Christine Sinclair (1)
Cards: Rhian Wilkinson (1 – yellow), Christine Sinclair (1 – yellow), Jessie Fleming (1 – yellow 1 – red), Adriana Leon (1 – yellow), Allysha Chapman (1 – yellow)
Clean Sheets: Erin McLeod (2), Stephanie Labbe (1)

Photo by Canada Soccer - Ville Vuorinen

Photo by Canada Soccer – Ville Vuorinen

A tournament of firsts
Jessie Fleming and Allysha Chapman both scored their first senior goals. Young Fleming also earned her first red card.

Notes
Desiree Scott, Sophie Schmidt, Kadeisha Buchanan and Allysha Chapman led the way at the Cyprus Cup in terms of minutes. Each played all four full matches.

It might be a bit of deja-vu for the Canadians, because their only loss at last year’s Cyprus Cup was to England.

Christine Sinclair now trails Mia Hamm’s record (158) by five goals. Melissa Tancredi is just two appearances away from earning her 100th cap.

The squad is getting solid results in 2015. They’ve won six of seven matches thus far and have only conceded four goals. This bodes well with the Women’s World Cup quickly approaching.

Canada’s next match is a friendly on April 9th versus France in Bondoufle. They will have another friendly before the start of the World Cup in June, but the date and opponent have yet to be disclosed. The match is set to take place in Canada.

 

 


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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2 thoughts on “Overview: 2015 Cyprus Cup

  1. A close inspection of the video highlight shows that Sinclair’s goal against Scotland came from a cross by Josee Belanger (number 9) which would give her 2 assists for the tournament. No disrespect intended for Rhian Wilkinson but I believe that Canada Soccer has erred in crediting her with the assist for that goal.

    • Keen eye! I’ve fired off an email to see if there’s a correction coming down the road or if they plan on adding any further information to their stat sheets. I will update the article once I get more info.

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