Sunday, May 1, 2011

Monthly Wrap: April 2011

They lost their second game of the year:

  • April 2nd, Canada faced Sweden in a closed friendly. They lost 1-0 form a 9 minute goal by Rohlin.

Rome camp continues:

  • Camp began March 23rd through April 20th
  • The women were on a 10 day break - some went to visit family and friends others took a vacations around Europe
  • The team will meet back in Rome May 1st to continue WWC preparations and head to Germany from there.

Few more friendlies before the big dance:

  • Canada will play Switzerland on May 15th in Rome
  • The two nations will square off again on May 18th in Niederhasli, Switzerland.
  • May 28th Canada will play in their final friendly vs. Netherlands. Location has yet to be confirmed.

WPS regular season kicks off:

  •  Sinclair, Chapman and Parker all play for WNY Flash
  • Great start to the season with a 2-1 Win over Boston
  • 2nd game a little less intense coming out with a 2-2 draw vs. Atlanta Beat.
  • Sinclair scoring a goal in each a game assisting and assisting on Marta’s first goal of the 2011 season.
  • Chapman getting the start in both games
  • Parker who recently came off a foot injury is easing in to the season coming on as a sub in the first two matches.
  • Next match: Sunday May 1st at Sahlen Stadium vs. Atlanta Beat at 4pm ET.

Injuries and surprises:

  • After suffering an ankle injury in January 2011, Josee Belanger won’t recover in time for the Women’s World Cup. Unfortunate for Josee as she was looking forward to competing in her first WWC.
  • Fortunately Oregon State Junior, Chelsea Buckland will take her spot on the World Cup roster. Buckland who traveled with the team to the Cyprus Cup as a reserve and trained with them in Rome last month is looking forward to earning her first cap with Big Red
  • Even though the roster has not yet been made public, Morace probably has a good idea of who she will be taking to Germany. So it should be noted that Buckland could still be cut as there are 23 players in camp and 21 will be selected to represent Canada this summer.

The athletes won’t be the only Canadians representing Canada this summer:

  • Carol Anne Chenard is one of 51 officials selected to officiate at the Women’s World Cup. ‘
  • In 2010 she officiated for the championship game at the U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany.

  • Every three days leading up to the world cup CSA’s  official website will do a feature on the players.
  • Karina LeBlanc and Jonelle Filigno were the first two features posted.

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