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Friday Roundup: Vadão names 22 player roster for Brazil friendlies against Canada

Also in today’s Roundup, Leroux out for Pride with concussion, Red Stars keeper goal fined, and FIFPro backed South American players forum taking place in Chile

Debinha will help lead the attack for Brazil in their upcoming friendlies against Canada (photo by Lewis Gettier.)

Vadão named 22 players to Brazil’s roster ahead of two friendly matches against Canada set to take place on September 2 and September 4. Players are due at camp on August 31. The first match will take place on September 2 at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa. The second, taking place two days later, will be at the same venue, but it will be a closed-door match.

Full roster below.

Goalkeepers (2): Barbara (Kindermann, BRA), Aline (Tenerife, ESP)

Defenders (7): Mônica (Orlando Pride, USA),  Bruna Benites (Meizhou Huijun CHN), Rafaelle (Changchun Volkswagen, CHN), Tayla (Santos, BRA), Rilany (Atletico Madrid, ESP), Letícia (Sportsclub Sand, GER), Fabiana (Wuhuan Chedu, CHN)

Midfielders (5): Andressinha (Portland Thorns FC, USA), Camila (Orlando Pride, USA), Andressa Alves (FC Barcelona, ESP), Marta (Orlando Pride, USA), Thaisa (Milan, ITA)

Forwards (8): Beatriz Zaneratto (Incheon Hyundai, KOR),  Cristiane (Changchun Volkswagen, CHN), Debinha (North Carolina Courage, USA), Thais Duarte (Incheon Hyundai, KOR), Raquel (Ferroviária, BRA), Adriana (Corinthians, BRA), Darlene (Benfica, POR), Ludmila (Atletico Madrid, ESP)

Leroux out with concussion, Red Stars keeper coach fined and suspended

Sydney Leroux has been ruled out for this weekend’s match due to a concussion.

The Pride announced on Wednesday that Sydney Leroux was going through concussion protocol after collision in the Pride’s last match which has now resulted in her being listed as out for Orlando’s match up against the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday between two teams fighting for a playoff spot. Additionally, the report shows that some clubs have released their U.S. U-23 players, while others have not yet.

In other NWSL news, the NWSL Disciplinary Committee has issued an undisclosed fine and a one-game suspension to Jordi King, Chicago Red Stars assistant coach. This comes after he was dismissed by the referee for inappropriate behavior towards officials during the Red Stars match against Portland last Saturday.

 Full injury report below.
Chicago Red Stars
Out: Stephanie McCaffrey (illness)
International Duty: Summer Green (USA U-23)
Houston Dash
Out: Bianca Henninger (left hand fracture), Kristie Mewis (left ACL sprain – SEI), Clare Polkinghorne – (left ankle sprain), Meleana Shim (left ankle sprain)
North Carolina Courage
OUT: Jaelene Hinkle (left ankle sprain), Yuri Kawamura (left knee ACL tear – SEI), Julie King (left ankle repair)
International Duty: Darian Jenkins (USA U-23)
Orlando Pride
Out: Sydney Leroux (concussion)
Questionable: Christine Nairn (right foot contusion)
Portland Thorns FC
Out: Meg Morris (left hip pain – SEI), Katherine Reynolds (right knee MCL repair)
Seattle Reign FC
Out: Yael Averbuch (illness – SEI), Kiersten Dallstream (right knee sprain – SEI), Allie Long (right knee sprain), Beverly Yanez (right foot fracture)
Sky Blue FC
Out: Rebekah Stott (lower back strain)
Questionable: Mandy Freeman (right hamstring strain), McKenzie Meehan (right hamstring strain), Erica Skroski (left quad contusion)
International Duty: Raquel Rodriguez (CRC)
Washington Spirit
Out: Estefania Banini (right MCL sprain), Tori Huster (left ankle inflammation), Cheyna Matthews (pregnancy), Tiffany Weimer (left knee Baker’s cyst – D45), Kelsey Wys (right knee meniscus scope)
Questionable: Francisca Ordega (left foot contusion)

South American player forum launches, backed by FIFPro

Today, women’s national team players from all across South America began participating in a two-day forum in Santiago, Chile designed to give players from across the continent a chance to discuss the future of the sport and ways to better improve the conditions for women’s footballers in their respective countries.

The forum, which is backed by FIFPro, includes players from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Female soccer players across South America continue to be marginalized as they seek equal treatment to their male counterparts. Last year, the Argentinian women’s national team went on strike after receiving less than $10 per day while traveling internationally.

Camila Garcia, a board member of FIFPro, is one of the organizers of the forum. She was one of the founders of a new Chilean women’s players association in 2016, at a time when Chile’s federation had not organized a game for the women’s national team in two years. With her influence, the new association influenced the federation to host the women’s Copa America in April.

List of player and country representatives below.

Brazil: Thais Picarte, Aline Pellegrino*
Chile: Fernanda Pinilla, Bárbara Muñoz*, Francisca Moroso*
Colombia: Catalina Usme, Orianica Velásquez
Uruguay: Ximena Velazco, Valeria Colmán
Venezuela: Maykerlín Astudillo

*Denotes former national-team player.


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