Canada coach John Herdman has named his roster for the June 18 friendly match against Germany at BC Place in Vancouver, where both teams hope to play next July.
BC Place will host the 2015 Women’s World Cup final on July 5, 2015.
Herdman’s roster includes a trio of young stars who are starting to become staples in the senior side: midfielder Jessie Fleming, 16, and defenders Kadeisha Buchanan and Sura Yekka.
“If you want to win a [FIFA Women’s] World Cup at home, you’re going to have to beat these teams. You’re going to find them on your road to the finals somewhere,” Herdman said. “The more we can learn about those teams and learn about ourselves with those teams, it’s only going to put us in better stead.”
Absent from the roster is Chicago Red Stars defender Rachel Quon, who played twice for Canada at the Cyprus Cup but has accumulated only 20 minutes in the national team kit after switching allegiances from the U.S. to Canada over a year ago.
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Chicago Red Stars
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Houston Dash
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / Ottawa Fury FC
D- Robyn Gayle | USA / Washington Spirit
D- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Seattle Reign FC
D- Rebecca Quinn | USA / Duke University
D- Rhian Wilkinson | CAN / Comètes de Laval
D- Sura Yekka | CAN / Brams United
D- Emily Zurrer | SWE / Jitex BK
D- Marie-Eve Nault | SWE / KIF Örebro
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Houston Dash
M- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Desiree Scott | ENG / Notts County Ladies FC
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC
M- Ashley Lawrence | USA / Ottawa Fury FC
M- Brittany Baxter | USA / Seattle Sounders Women
F- Jonelle Filigno | USA Sky Blue FC
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Josée Belanger | CAN / Comètes de Laval
F- Christina Julien | GER / FF USV Jena
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