CANWNT names 23-player squad for FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canada Soccer have officially revealed the 23-player roster that will participate in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, beginning two weeks from now in France.

Head coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller, managing his first World Cup in charge of the Canadian Women’s National Team, has named a side with a healthy mix of youth and experience.

Nine of the 23 players are returning from Canada’s 2015 World Cup squad, which finished sixth in the tournament on home soil. Among the experienced players is reigning Canadian Player of the Year Christine Sinclair, who needs just three goals to match Abby Wambach’s all-time international scoring record (184).

Sinclair is joined by fellow veterans goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, fullbacks Allysha Chapman and Ashley Lawrence, midfielders Jessie Fleming, Sophie Schmidt, and Desiree Scott, and forward Adriana Leon.

Canada will also have 14 players attending their first World Cup, including goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan, centre back/midfielder Rebecca Quinn, fullback Jayde Riviere, midfielders Gabrielle Carle and Julia Grosso, and forwards Jordyn Huitema and Deanne Rose.

The tournament gets underway on June 7, with Canada kicking off their first match on June 10 against Cameroon. Their other Group E matches will be June 15 against New Zealand and June 20 against the Netherlands.

Canada’s full squad is below.

1- GK- Stephanie Labbé | USA / NC Courage
2- FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
3- CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
4- CB- Shelina Zadorsky | USA / Orlando Pride
5- CB- Rebecca Quinn | FRA / Paris FC
6- W- Deanne Rose | USA / University of Florida
7- M- Julia Grosso | CAN / University of Texas at Austin
8- FB- Jayde Riviere | CAN / Ontario Super REX & Markham SC
9- F- Jordyn Huitema | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
10- FB- Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
11- M- Desiree Scott | USA / Utah Royals FC
12- F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
13- M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash
14- M- Gabrielle Carle | USA / Florida State University
15- W- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
16- F- Janine Beckie | ENG / Manchester City FC
17- M- Jessie Fleming | USA / UCLA
18- GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / Sky Blue FC
19- F- Adriana Leon | ENG / West Ham United FC
20- CB- Shannon Woeller | SWE / Eskilstuna United
21- GK- Sabrina D’Angelo | SWE / Vittsjö GIK
22- FB- Lindsay Agnew | USA / Houston Dash
23- F/FB- Jenna Hellstrom | SWE / KIF Örebro