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Diana Matheson joins Canada’s 200 Club

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FRISCO, Tezas – As Canada looks to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in France next summer, there will be a milestone match for Diana Matheson. The durable, tough, and underrated midfielder is likely to earn her 200th cap for Canada Sunday night vs 66th ranked Panama.

The 34 year-old Matheson made her senior team debut on March 21, 2003 at the Algarve Cup. Matheson has been a mainstay in the midfield for Canada ever since. She tore her ACL in her left knee in 2014, and 2017. Matheson missed the entire 2017 NWSL season, but she never quit. Matheson has always bounced back, and represented Canada.

“She’s amazing. She’s gone through so many things,” Sophie Schmidt told The Equalizer. “When she’s on the field you feel her presence. While she’s not tall in stature, she brings a physical game you wouldn’t expect from her. She just has so much experience and passion for the game. It’s just contagious to everyone around here.”

The Oakville, Ontario native has started 181 games for Canada, and has contributed 18 goals and 20 assists. However, it’s not just about goals, and assists for Matheson…

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