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College pair called up by Canada women
June 25th, 2012 5:22PM

TAGS:  canada, college women, olympics


[OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN] UCLA's Chelsea Stewart and Rutgers redshirt Jonelle Filigno are among the 18 players named to Canada's roster for women's soccer at the 2012 London Olympics.

Coach John Herdman's squad has loads of experience with six players with 100 or more caps: captain Christine Sinclair, Diana Matheson, Rhian Wilkinson, Brittany Timko, Candace Chapman and Karina LeBlanc, all U.S. college products.

In group play, Canada faces Japan 25 July in Coventry, South Africa 28 July in Coventry, and Sweden July in Newcastle.

Canada Roster
Goalkeepers: Karina LeBlanc, Erin McLeod (Dalsjofors/SWE).
Defenders: Candace Chapman, Carmelina Moscato (Pitea/SWE), Emily Zurrer (Dalsjofors/SWE), Robyn Gayle, Lauren Sesselmann, Chelsea Stewart, Rhian Wilkinson.
Midfielders: Kaylyn Kyle, Diana Matheson, Kelly Parker, Sophie Schmidt (Kristianstads/SWE), Desiree Scott (Vancouver Whitecaps).
Forwards: Jonelle Filigno (Rutgers Univ.), Christine Sinclair, Melissa Tancredi  (Dalsjofors/SWE), Brittany Timko (Vancouver Whitecaps).

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