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10 Ontario Players To Face Off Against World’s Best Women’s Team

By OSA News, 10/21/14, 3:00PM EDT


Ontario players will get to test their skills against the reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup champions later this month. 

After recently arriving back on the west coast for the start of their latest round in the Centralized Development Program (CDP), Canada’s Women’s National Team will have two tests against Japan, the world’s best team.

Head Coach John Herdman has announced his roster of 20-players that will take on Japan in back-to-back Women’s International Friendlies on  October 25 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton and then October 28 in Vancouver at BC Place.

“We’ve brought players that have that experience but also have that blend of youth,” said Herdman, who has brought in players who haven’t been in camp but in NCAA college environments.

“I think that it’s an important feature as we look for the right group that will take us through the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015.”

These games against Japan mark Canada’s continued preparations as they get set to host the world next summer for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. 

Click here to read more about Canada’s preparations. 

These are the Ontario players who made the cut: 

Kadeisha Buchanan (Brampton), Allysha Chapman (Courtice), Sura Yekka (Toronto), Carmelina Moscato (Mississauga), Jessie Fleming (London), Ashley Lawrence (Toronto), Diana Matheson (Oakville), Adriana Leon (Maple), Melissa Tancredi (Ancaster) and Jonelle Filigno (Mississauga)