Canada has named its roster for its trip to Brazil that begins next week, and it includes 15-year-old midfielder Jessie Fleming, who was part of the Canada team that just finished runners-up to Mexico at the CONCACAF U-17 championship.
Otherwise, it’s familiar crop of names for Canada, which will play Scotland on Dec. 11, Chile on Dec. 15 and hosts Brazil on Dec. 18 in the 2013 Torneio Internacional Cidade de Sao Paolo in the country’s capital, Brasilia.
“The mantra still is, if you’re good enough you’re old enough,” said Herdman of Fleming. “It’s for Jessie to see a new level and work with some of her heroes and give her a chance to see if she’s someone who can impact the squad.”
Canada won the tournament in 2010, the last time it participated.
Here’s the full roster:
GK- Stephanie Labbé | SWE / KIF Örebro DFF
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 / Seattle Reign FC
D- Marie-Eve Nault | SWE / KIF Örebro DFF
D- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / FC Kansas City
D- Rhian Wilkinson | USA / Boston Breakers
D- Sura Yekka | CAN / Brams United
D- Emily Zurrer | USA / Seattle Reign FC
M- Selenia Iacchelli | CAN / Edmonton Victoria SC
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / Norwest Soccer Club
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Boston Breakers
M- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Desiree Scott | USA / FC Kansas City
M- Brittany Baxter (née Timko) | unattached
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
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