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Canada Soccer have announced their 23-player roster for their two-match away series against Australia during the September FIFA international window. This will be the first time the team will reunite since qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™ with their second-place finish at the 2022 Concacaf W Championship. 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will travel to Australia and gain invaluable experience with the two-match campaign against the co-hosts for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™. The first match will be played on Saturday 3 September at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and the second match will be played at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on Tuesday 6 September 2022. This will be the first time in 14 years that Canada will face the Matildas in Australia.  

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach, Bev Priestman, has called up two new faces to her squad. Simi Awujo, a sophomore at the University of Southern California, recently competed at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022™ where she received two Player of the Match mentions. Clarissa Larisey, competing for Celtics FC in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, has recorded 9 goals this season for the Scottish club.    

“This window is about us experiencing the conditions we will face next summer, particularly the significant travel and jetlag which we will look to adapt and learn from,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “With some significant regular starters missing, I have opted to bring in some brand-new faces and some players we haven’t seen for a while to support our roster realities. Australia are a top team, so it will be two challenging matches with some great crowds, which is exactly the pressures and environments we hope to experience next summer.”

Both matches will be broadcast live on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at OneSoccer.ca, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform. Fans will find extended coverage for the matches across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT. 

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™, which will be held from 20 July 2023 to 20 August 2023, will see 30 nations join the hosts Australia and New Zealand who have already qualified for the biggest tournament in the world. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be a tournament of firsts. In 2023, fans will see 32 nations playing 64 matches across nine host cities in Australia and New Zealand for the first time in Women’s World Cup history. 

CANADA SOCCER’S WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo 2020), two-time bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016), and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Games and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer.

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won four Concacaf youth titles: the 2004 and 2008 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship, the 2010 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and the 2014 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (including a silver medal at Canada 2002) and all seven editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (including a fourth-place finish at Uruguay 2018).

CANADA
GK- Sabrina D’Angelo | SWE / Vittsjö GIK
GK- Lysianne Proulx | POR / SCU Torreense
GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / San Diego Wave FC
CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | ENG / Chelsea FC
CB- Jade Rose | USA / Harvard University
CB- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / Tottenham Hotspur
CB / FB- Sura Yekka | FRA / Le Havre AC
FB- Janine Beckie | USA / Portland Thorns FC
FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
FB- Marie Levasseur | FRA / Fleury FC
FB- Bianca St-Georges | USA / Chicago Red Stars
M- Simi Awujo | USA / University of Southern California
M- Jessie Fleming | ENG / Chelsea FC
M- Julia Grosso | ITA / Juventus FC
M- Quinn  | USA / OL Reign
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash
M- Desiree Scott | USA / Kansas City Current
F- Jordyn Huitema | USA / OL Reign
F- Cloé Lacasse | POR / SL Benfica
F- Clarissa Larisey | SCO / Glasgow Celtic FC
F- Adriana Leon | ENG / Manchester United FC
F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC

CANADA A-Z
Player name | pronoun | Age | Where they grew up | Active start/first club
Awujo, Simi | she/her | 18 | Atlanta, GA, USA | AFC Lightning
Beckie, Janine | she/her | 28 | Highlands Ranch, CO, USA | Real Colorado
Buchanan, Kadeisha | she/her | 26 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brams United SC
Chapman, Allysha | she/her | 33 | Courtice, ON, CAN | Darlington SC
D’Angelo, Sabrina | she/her | 29 | Welland, ON, CAN | Welland SC Wizards
Fleming, Jessie | she/her | 24 | London, ON, CAN | Nor’West Optimist SC
Grosso, Julia | she/her | 22 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Vancouver’s Italian Canadian SF
Huitema, Jordyn | she/her | 21 | Chilliwack, BC, CAN | Chilliwack FC
Lacasse, Cloé | she/her | 29 | Sudbury, ON, CAN | Sudbury
Larisey, Clarissa | she/her | 23 | Ottawa, ON, CAN |
Leon, Adriana | she/her | 29 | Maple and King City, ON, CAN | Vaughan Azzuri
Levasseur, Marie | she/her | 25 | Stoneham, QC, CAN | CS Haute-St-Charles
Prince, Nichelle | she/her | 27 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax SC
Proulx, Lysianne | she/her | 23 | Boucherville, QC, CAN | CS Boucherville
Quinn | they/their | 27 | Toronto, ON, CAN | North Toronto SC
Rose, Jade | she/her | 19 | Markham, ON, CAN | Markham SC
Schmidt, Sophie | she/her | 34 | Abbotsford, BC, CAN | Abbotsford
Scott, Desiree | she/her | 35 | Winnipeg, MB, CAN | Maples Cougars
Sheridan, Kailen | she/her | 27 | Whitby, ON, CAN | Pickering SC
Sinclair, Christine | she/her | 39 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club Bees
St-Georges, Bianca | she/her | 25 | St-Charles-Borommée, QC, CAN | St-Félix De Valois
Yekka, Sura | she/her | 25 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | North Mississauga SC
Zadorsky, Shelina | she/her | 29 | Kitchener & London, ON, CAN | Kitchener SC

MEDIA CONTACTS

Richard Scott

Director, Communications | Directeur, Communications
rscott@canadasoccer.com
m. +1 613.818.0305

Marianne Gagné
Women’s National Team Communications Manager |
Responsable des communications de l’équipe nationale féminine
mgagne@canadasoccer.com
m. +1 613.402.3869

Philomène Sully-Bitsi
Communications Coordinator | Coordonnatrice des communications
media@canadasoccer.com