Canada coach John Herdman has named his 19-woman roster for the June 2 match against the United States in Toronto, and it notably includes the first-ever Canadian call-up for Chicago Red Stars defender Rachel Quon, who has played for the U.S. U-20 and U-23 teams.
The roster also marks the return of Melissa Tancredi, who took the spring off to go back to school.
Of the 19 players called in, 14 were part of the Canadian Olympic team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The roster includes a pair of players — Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence — who will be incoming freshman at West Virginia University in the fall.
“It was important for us to bring in a blend of youth and experience for this game,” Herdman said.
The United States named its roster for the match on Tuesday. Click here for the full U.S. roster. The U.S. own a commanding 44-3-5 all-time record vs. Canada, including the epic 4-3 Olympic semifinal victory in extra time last year that has left this June 2 game designated simply as “The Rematch.”
Canada’s June 2 roster vs. the United States:
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Portland Thorns FC
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Chicago Red Stars
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University*
D- Robyn Gayle | USA / Washington Spirit
D- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Chicago Red Stars
D- Rachel Quon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
D- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / FC Kansas City
D- Kylla Sjoman | GER / Herford SV
D- Rhian Wilkinson | USA / Boston Breakers
D- Emily Zurrer | USA / Seattle Reign FC
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Seattle Reign FC
M- Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia University*
M- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Desiree Scott | USA / FC Kansas City
F- Tiffany Cameron | USA / Seattle Reign FC
F- Christina Julien | RUS / WFC Rossiyanka
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Melissa Tancredi | unattached
* – Player to join NCAA team in Fall 2013