CanWNT report card: Beckie, Fleming bright spots in SheBelieves closer

The Canadian women’s team quietly departed the 2021 SheBelieves Cup on Wednesday, falling short in a 2-0 loss to Brazil in Orlando.

Defensive miscues led to Brazil’s two first-half goals from Debinha and Julia Bianchi. Canada, meanwhile, struggled to create much going forward, recording three shots on target.

Canada departs Orlando with a 1-2 record following a slim defeat to the United States and victory over Argentina.

The SheBelieves Cup was Canada’s first action of 2021 and the first games played in almost a year.

Here’s a player-by-player rating – on a scale from one to ten – for Canada’s SheBelieves Cup finale against Brazil.

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Stephanie Labbé – 6

Labbé was forced into a couple tricky situations against Brazil. A pair of saves on Debinha just before the halftime interval made up for the disappointing sharp-angle between-the-legs goal coughed up at the 14th-minute mark.

Jayde Riviere – 5

Brazil often found breakthroughs past Riviere who, depending on the sequence, had Adriana, Marta, and Debinha barreling down her wing at any given time. A missed headed clearance led to Brazil’s second goal.

Jade Rose – 4

A costly giveaway by Rose in the 12th minute led to Brazil’s first goal. To her credit, the 18-year-old recovered well, specifically in the second half, to finish out the game.

Shelina Zadorsky – 7

Third 90-minute performance in a row for the Spurs defender who shined in an underwhelming backline. Zadorsky was unlucky not to score in the second half when a sliding deflection went off the post… and a second attempt on her backside outside of the six-yard box was cleared away.

Gabrielle Carle – 7

A tough assignment for Carle but she was effective enough as a grounded defensive left fullback in the first half and a more progressive overlapping option in the second. Would like to have back the pair of missed clearances that led to Brazil’s second goal.

Sarah Stratigakis – 6

Canada’s goalscorer vs. Argentina showed she deserved the start, holding her own alongside vets Fleming and Scott as an attack-minded midfielder before being brought off at halftime.

Desiree Scott – 7

A solid performance for Scott who was again wearing the captain’s armband. Some impressive clearances and defensive work.

Jessie Fleming – 8

Another stellar performance for Canada’s midfield maestro who also put in a solid shift defensively. Line-breaking passes were aplenty – direct balls up to Nichelle Prince and shifty work in the attacking third being particular highlights.

Deanne Rose – 5

Not the 21-year-old’s best game at the SheBelieves Cup. Quiet afternoon on Canada’s right-hand side.

Nichelle Prince – 5

Prince did well exploiting space in-behind Brazil’s backline and challenged the Brazilian ‘keeper often… but failed to create any clear-cut scoring chances and was brought off at halftime.

Janine Beckie – 8

A very good performance considering Canada’s lack of attacking prowess. Beckie’s tricky footwork, successful one-v-ones, and solid deliveries proved Canada’s most valuable pathway in the final third.


Jordyn Listro – 6

The Orlando Pride midfielder put her stamp on the midfield through her second-half stint. Good energy and amassed a solid series of passes.

Evelyne Viens – 5

Paris FC striker’s 45-minute run was ultimately pedestrian. Few goalscoring chances of note.

Lindsay Agnew – 6

The 25-year-old platooned at right fullback to good effect, surging forward along the touchline to connect with Beckie and further options up the right wing.

Adriana Leon – 7

An excellent cameo for the Canada veteran who nearly scored on a cross from Beckie in the 69th minute. One of few chances for the team in the afternoon.