Canada names 23-player roster for FIFA Women's World Cup

Monday April 27th, 2015

Canada women's national team coach John Herdman has named the 23 players that will represent their country on home soil at the 2015 Women's World Cup.

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The roster includes 31-year-old forward Christine Sinclair, who will be appearing in her fourth World Cup with Canada. Other notable names include goalkeeper Erin McLeod, midfielders Diana Matheson and Desiree Scott, and forward Melissa Tancredi.

Canada will be looking to improve on a disastrous 2011 World Cup, in which the team lost all three group stage games and finished with a -6 goal difference. The team did rebound the next year, though, capturing bronze at the 2012 Olympics.

The full team is below:

Goalkeepers: Stephanie Labbé (unattached), Karina LeBlanc (Chicago Red Stars), Erin McLeod (Houston Dash).

Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia University), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Robyn Gayle (unattached), Carmelina Moscat (unattached), Marie-Eve Nault (unattached), Lauren Sesselmann (Houston Dash), Rhian Wilkinson (Portland Thorns), Emily Zurrer (unattached).

Midfielders: Jessie Fleming (London NorWest SC), Selenia Iacchelli (unattached), Kaylyn Kyle (Portland Thorns FC), Ashley Lawrence (West Virginia University), Diana Matheson (Washington Spirit), Desiree Scott (Notts County Ladies), Sophie Schmidt (unattached).

Forwards: Josée Bélanger (unattached), Jonelle Filigno(Sky Blue FC), Adriana Leon(Chicago Red Stars), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC), Melissa Tancredi (Chicago Red Stars).

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