With 40 days to go until the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™, Canada Soccer has announced the 23 players that will don the Maple Leaf this summer and represent Canada on the world stage. Ten of those players, who will feature on the world's stage this summer, hail from Ontario.
After years of preparations and planning, Head Coach John Herdman has the start line in sight - the opening game against China PR on June 6 at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB - and has selected a mix of veteran and youth players to take on the world.
"Today marks the culmination of three years of dedicated work from the team and we are pleased with the final selection," said Herdman. "After the Olympics, we challenged the players to shed an old skin and strive to be even better as a team, and as individuals. They all committed wholeheartedly to this vision and competition for each position was fierce. Ultimately, we feel that this group of 23 makes us the best team we can be across our four corners of the game. They fully deserve this honour."
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Ontario Born Players
Buchanan, Kadeisha | 1995 | Brampton, ON, CAN
Chapman, Allysha | 1989 | Courtice, ON, CAN
Filigno, Jonelle | 1990 | Mississauga, ON, CAN
Fleming, Jessie | 1998 | London, ON, CAN
Gayle, Robyn | 1985 | Mississauga, ON, CAN
Lawrence, Ashley | 1995 | Calendon East, ON, CAN
Leon, Adriana | 1992 | Maple, ON, CAN
Matheson, Diana | 1984 | Oakville, ON, CAN
Moscato, Carmelina | 1984 | Mississauga, ON, CAN
Tancredi, Melissa | 1981 | Ancaster, ON, CAN