Canada names 2021 SheBelieves Cup camp roster

New Canada coach Bev Priestman named 29 players for a camp ahead of the SheBelieves Cup, the four-team tournament scheduled for Feb. 18-24 in Orlando.

Her squad included six uncapped players:

Sam Chang (University of South Carolina). Played two seasons for Gamecocks.
Rylee Foster (Liverpool). Signed out of West Virginia a year ago
Jordyn Listro (Orlando Pride). Played in Spain before joining Pride.
Jade Rose (Super REX Ontario). CSA's 2020 girls player of the year.
Bianca St. Georges (Chicago Red Stars). Standout in NWSL Challenge Cup.
Evelyne Viens (Paris FC). Scored eight goals in 12 games in D1 Arkema.

Priestman took over in November after Kenneth Heiner-Moller stepped down to coach in his native Denmark. Canada has not played since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports in March 2020.

She will take 23 players to the SheBelieves Cup and 18 to the Olympics, for which Canada has qualified. It won bronze in 2012 and 2016.

“I think actually selecting the squad right now would be really difficult,” Priestman said on Monday. “I’m excited to see what the new faces bring. I’ve definitely picked up a certain tendency of hunger, desire, hard work from the group of new faces coming in. And I think for an sort of winning team, you have to have that level of competition for places.”

Canada Roster:

Goalkeepers:
Rylee Foster, Liverpool, England
Stephanie Labbé, FC Rosengard, Sweden
Erin McLeod, Orlando Pride
Kailen Sheridan, Sky Blue FC

Defenders:
Kadeisha Buchanan, Lyon, France
Gabrielle Carle, Florida State University
Allysha Chapman, Houston Dash
Vanessa Gilles, Bordeaux, France
Ashley Lawrence (photo), Paris Saint-Germain, France
Jade Rose, Super REX Ontario
Bianca St. Georges, Chicago Red Stars
Jayde Riviere, University of Michigan
Shelina Zadorsky, Tottenham, England

Midfielders:
Samantha Chang, University of South Carolina
Jessie Fleming, Chelsea, England
Julia Grosso, University of Texas
Jordyn Listro, Orlando Pride
Diana Matheson, Kansas City NWSL
Quinn, OL Reign
Sophie Schmidt, Houston Dash
Desiree Scott, Kansas City NWSL

Forwards:
Janine Beckie, Manchester City, England
Jordyn Huitema, Paris Saint-Germain, France
Adriana Leon, West Ham United, England
Nichelle Prince, Houston Dash
Deanne Rose, University of Florida
Christine Sinclair, Portland Thorns
Olivia Smith, Super REX Ontario
Evelyne Viens, Paris FC, France (on loan from Sky Blue FC)

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