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Herdman names 24-player Canada roster for Cyprus

Canada coach John Herdman named his roster for Cyprus. (Photo: Canada Soccer)

Canada coach John Herdman named his roster for Cyprus. (Photo: Canada Soccer)

Canada coach John Herdman named his 24-player roster for the Cyprus Cup on Monday. The Cyprus Cup will be Canada’s final tournament before the World Cup starts on home soil on June 6.

Canada will play Scotland, Korea Republic and Italy in Group A beginning on March 4.

“This Cyprus Cup has a clear outcome and that clear outcome is building that team cohesion similar to what we did in the Four Nations (in China) where we built a depth in the squad,” said Herdman. “In Cyprus, it’s about the cohesion in the group of players to go and win football matches.”

Notably absent from the roster are injured midfielder Diana Matheson and defender Lauren Sesselmann. Matheson continues her race against time to get fit for the World Cup after tearing her ACL in October.

Last year Canada finished 5th at the Cyprus Cup after finishing second in Group A.

CANADA ROSTER FOR CYPRUS CUP

GK- Stephanie Labbé | SWE / KIF Örebro
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Chicago Red Stars
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Houston Dash
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University
D- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
D- Robyn Gayle | unattached / sans club
D- Carmelina Moscato | unattached / sans club
D- Marie-Eve Nault | SWE / KIF Örebro
D- Rebecca Quinn | USA / Duke University
D- Rhian Wilkinson | USA / Portland Thorns FC
D- Emily Zurrer | SWE / Jitex BK
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Portland Thorns FC
M- Jonelle Filigno | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC
M- Desiree Scott | ENG / Notts County Ladies FC
M- Sophie Schmidt | unattached / sans club
M- Selenia Iachelli | unattached / sans club
M- Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia University
F- Josée Bélanger | CAN / Comètes de Laval
F- Janine Beckie | USA / Texas Tech University
F- Christina Julien | GER / FF USV Jena
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Melissa Tancredi | USA / Chicago Red Stars

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