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10 Ontario Players Headed To China With Women’s National Team

By OSA News, 01/07/15, 3:00PM EST


A monumental year for women’s soccer in Canada gets underway with a tournament in China as Canada’s Women’s National Team will get some early tournament action against Korea Republic, Mexico, China PR.

For the tournament, Head Coach John Herdman has called in 23 players as the FIFA Women’s World Cup squad starts to take shape but still with time in hand for players to further strengthen their cases for inclusion at this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

Ten players who hail from Ontario are firmly in the mix to make the final squad and will be with the team for the tournament. 

“The team is starting to form as we get closer to the FIFA Women’s World Cup. We’ve been able to get access to our young players who have been pretty much locked in the NCAA system for the past three or four months,” said Herdman. “But we’ve added those players to the squad and the Centralized Development Program (CDP) group to evaluate them and their readiness.”

The team opens competition on Sunday 11 January against Korea Republic. 

Click here to read more about the team and the tournament. 

Ontario players:

Kadeisha Buchanan – Toronto
Allysha Chapman – Oshawa
Carmelina Moscato – Mississauga
Rebecca Quinn – Toronto
Sura Yekka – Toronto 
Jessie Fleming – London
Ashley Lawrence – Toronto
Jonelle Filigno – Mississauga 
Adriana Leon – Mississauga 
Melissa Tancredi – Ancaster