Red Stars trio to participate in back-to-back tests against Sweden
CHICAGO, Illinois – Chicago Red Stars defender Rachel Quon and forwards Adriana Leon and Melissa Tancredi have been called up to the Canadian Women’s National Team for the upcoming friendlies against Sweden. Legendary Canadian goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, who played an outstanding 2014 season for Chicago, will remain sidelined for these contests as she continues to recover from recent injury.
Canada Head Coach John Herdman has selected 24 players to be in contention for the pair of matches that will be played on Monday, November 24th (4 p.m. CT kickoff), and Wednesday, November 26th (9 p.m. CT kickoff).
“It’s a large squad. We’ve taken pretty much all our residency-based players that are physically able to contribute in the game,” the man in charge of the Reds said. “That’s pretty much our widest squad that we’re taking in.”
The team arrives in Los Angeles on Friday, November 21st, and will get a few days of training in prior to the first game. Several big decisions loom for the coaching staff, with 2015 just around the corner and players hoping to make their case for inclusion in the Canadian side as preparations for the World Cup reach the home stretch.
“When we get to Christmas time, we’ve got some assessments we want to make about the squad we take in January. This is a chance for people to get game time under their belt before we begin again next year and it gets more serious,” Herdman added.
The matches take place just over a week before the Saturday, December 6th, draw for the World Cup at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec.
Chicago fans can follow Quon, Leon and Tancredi against Sweden via the Twitter handle @CanadaSoccerEN and watch their entire Red Stars team in action throughout the 2015 NWSL campaign. Early-bird season tickets start at $125 and may be purchased by calling 773-697-8699 or by clicking here.
CANADA WNT ROSTER
GK- Stephanie Labbe | SWE / KIF Orebro
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / HoustonDash
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University
D- Allysha Chapman | SWE / Eskilstuna United DFF
D- Robyn Gayle | USA / Washington Spirit
D- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Seattle Reign FC
D- Marie-Eve Nault | SWE / KIF Orebro
D- Rebecca Quinn | USA / Duke University
D- Rachel Quon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
D- Rhian Wilkinson | CAN / Comètes de Laval
D- Sura Yekka | CAN / Brams United
D- Emily Zurrer | SWE / Jitex BK
M- Brittany Baxter | unattached / sans club
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC
M- Selenia Iacchelli | unattached / sans club
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Houston Dash
M- Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia University
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Desiree Scott | ENG / Notts County
F- Josée Bélanger | CAN / Comètes de Laval
F- Jonelle Filigno | USA / Sky Blue FC
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Melissa Tancredi | USA / Chicago Red Stars