CanWNT unveil roster for home friendlies against Mexico

On Thursday, Bev Priestman unveiled her selections for a critical ‘Summer Send-Off Series’ against Mexico as the Canadian Women’s National Team build toward the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Canada will take on 31st-ranked Mexico in a pair of international friendlies, first on Saturday, June 1 (2:00 p.m. ET) at Stade Saputo in Montréal, and June 4 (7:30 p.m. ET) at BMO Field in Toronto for a pride celebration match. The matches will also be available on OneSoccer.

This will be the final time that CanWNT play at home before they look to defend their Olympic gold medal in Paris, with their tournament beginning on July 25. This will be an incredibly important opportunity for Priestman to assess her squad before being required to trim it down to 18 players prior to Paris.

This is Canada’s first action since losing the final of the 2024 SheBelieves Cup to the United States on penalties on April 9. After missing out on that tournament through injury, Nichelle Prince, Olivia Smith and Jayde Rivière are all back and available. All three will be looking to make a strong case to be included on the plane to Paris.

Canada last faced Mexico in a pair of friendlies in November 2021, losing 2-1 and drawing 0-0. They do, however, have a strong all-time record against their Concacaf opponents, having won 22 of 27 all-time meetings.

Both Quinn and Sydney Collins were unavailable for this camp due to injury, while Allysha Chapman returns to the squad as a training player. The full roster is listed below:

GK- Sabrina D’Angelo | ENG / Arsenal FC ​ ​
​​​GK- Lysianne Proulx | USA / Bay FC ​ ​
​​​GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / San Diego Wave FC ​ ​
​​​D- Kadeisha Buchanan | ENG / Chelsea FC ​ ​
​​​D- Gabrielle Carle | USA / Washington Spirit
​​​D- Vanessa Gilles | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais ​ ​
​​​D- Ashley Lawrence | ENG / Chelsea FC ​ ​
​D- Jayde Riviere | ENG / Manchester United FC ​
​​D- Jade Rose | USA / Harvard University ​ ​
​​​D- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / West Ham United FC ​ ​
​​M- Simi Awujo | USA / University of Southern California ​ ​
​​​M- Jessie Fleming | USA / Portland Thorns ​ ​
​​​M- Julia Grosso | ITA / Juventus FC ​ ​
​​​​M- Emma Regan | DEN / HB Køge
​​M- Desiree Scott | USA / Kansas City Current ​
​​​M/F- Olivia Smith | POR / Sporting CP ​ ​
​​F- Janine Beckie | USA / Portland Thorns ​ ​
​​F- Jordyn Huitema | USA / Seattle Reign FC ​ ​ ​
​​​F- Cloé Lacasse | ENG / Arsenal FC ​ ​
​​​F- Clarissa Larisey | SWE / BK Häcken FF ​ ​
​​​F- Adriana Leon | ENG / Aston Villa WFC
​F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash ​ ​
​​​F- Deanne Rose | ENG / Leicester City FC ​ ​
​​​F- Evelyne Viens | ITA / AS Roma

*Training player 
​Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash