Pellerud Announces England Series Roster

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Women’s World Cup Team Head Coach Even Pellerud today announced his 19-player roster for the England series which take place on Monday, May 19th in Montreal and Thursday, May 22nd in Ottawa.



The roster includes five Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) players; Breanna Boyd (Carolina Courage), Charmaine Hooper (Atlanta Beat) Christine Latham (San Diego Spirit), Karina LeBlanc (Boston Breakers), and Sharolta Nonen (Atlanta Beat).



Hooper is an Ottawa native who played for the Nepean Hotspurs who has earned 94 caps and 56 goals with the national team. Kristina Kiss who plays for Floya of the Norwegian Premier League is another Ottawa native included on the roster. Kiss spent several seasons with the Ottawa Fury of the W-League.

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Women’s World Cup Team Head Coach Even Pellerud today announced his 19-player roster for the England series which take place on Monday, May 19th in Montreal and Thursday, May 22nd in Ottawa.



The roster includes five Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) players; Breanna Boyd (Carolina Courage), Charmaine Hooper (Atlanta Beat) Christine Latham (San Diego Spirit), Karina LeBlanc (Boston Breakers), and Sharolta Nonen (Atlanta Beat).



Hooper is an Ottawa native who played for the Nepean Hotspurs who has earned 94 caps and 56 goals with the national team. Kristina Kiss who plays for Floya of the Norwegian Premier League is another Ottawa native included on the roster. Kiss spent several seasons with the Ottawa Fury of the W-League.



The Vancouver Whitecaps are also well represented with Kara Lang, Andrea Neil, Christine Sinclair, and Brittany Timko.



England, one of the top ranked countries in the world, was narrowly eliminated by France 1-0 for the fifth and final spot in European qualifying play last November for the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup.



“England has one of the best teams in Europe,” said Pellerud. “I would rank them among top 12 in the world. They play with typical British organization and enthusiasm, and the team will be a strong and a relevant opponent for our team in the ongoing effort to prepare for 2003 World Cup.”



England will arrive in Montreal on Saturday May 17th, following their game against the United States.



The match in Montreal will be played at Catalogna Soccerplexe in Lachine at 7:00 p.m. All tickets are general admission and are priced at $5 per person and are available through the Quebec Soccer Federation (FQSF): 514-252-3068 or www.federation-soccer.qc.ca.



“I strongly hope that fans in Montreal will give us the support we need. All the staff and players look forward to playing in Quebec. This will be the first women’s international game in Montreal since 1998,” added Pellerud.



The Catalogna Soccerplexe is located at 775, 1ère avenue, Lachine. The outdoor pitch is an international sized facility featuring a FieldTurf playing surface.



The second game of the series will be played at Ottawa’s Frank Clair Stadium at 7:00 p.m. on May 22, 2003. Frank Clair is a 30,000 seat facility featuring a FieldTurf playing surface. The pitch has received “FIFA recommended” status and is therefore eligible to be used for international play at any level.



Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster for the Ottawa match. Tickets are priced at $12.00 and $18.00 plus handling and convenience charges and will be available at all Ticketmaster ticket centers, the Ottawa Ticketmaster charge-by-phone centre at (613) 755-1166, and on the Ticketmaster website (www.ticketmaster.ca).



The Canadian team will meet in Montreal on Thursday, May 15th to begin their preparations for the two friendlies.



Games

Canada vs. EnglandtMay 19ttCatalogna Soccerplexe, Lachine

Canada vs. EnglandtMay 22ttFrank Clair Stadium, Ottawa

Canadian Women’s World Cup Team Roster (England Series)



NametPos.tHometowntD.O.B.tCaps G/S*tClub/School

Sasha AndrewstDtEdmonton, ABt14/2/83t9t0tSouthern Methodist University

Melanie BoothtDtBurlington, ONt24/8/84t10t0tToronto Inferno/Florida

Breanna BoydtDtEdmonton, ABt10/6/81t41t2tCarolina Courage

Candace ChapmantD/MtToronto, ONt2/4/83t13t1tToronto Inferno/U. of Notre Dame

Randee HermustMtLangley, BCt14/11/79t36t2tFloya (Norwegian Premier)

Charmaine HoopertFtOttawa, ONt15/1/68t94t56tAtlanta Beat

Kristina KisstMtOttawa, ONt13/2/81t35t5tFloya (Norwegian Premier)

Kara LangtDtOakville, ONt22/10/86t20t11tVancouver Whitecaps

Christine Latham tFtCalgary, ABt15/9/81t23t5tSan Diego Spirit

Karina LeBlanctGKtMaple Ridge, BCt30/3/80t28t8tBoston Breakers

Veronique MarandatMtSt-Lambert, QCt18/8/86t0t0tFC Select Rive-Sud

Diana MathesontMtOakville, ONt6/4/84t3t0tToronto Inferno

Erin McLeodtGKtCalgary, ABt26/2/83t8t2tSouthern Methodist University

Carmelina MoscatotMtMississauga, ONt2/5/84t13t1tPenn State University

Andrea Neil tMtVancouver, BCt26/10/71t78t13tVancouver Whitecaps

Sharolta NonentDtVancouver, BCt30/12/77t41t1tAtlanta Beat

Christine SinclairtFtBurnaby, BCt12/6/83t45t36tVancouver Whitecaps/U. of Portland

Taryn SwiatektGKtCalgary, ABt4/2/81t3t0tOttawa Fury

Brittany TimkotMtCoquitlam, BCt5/9/85t13t0tVancouver Whitecaps



*Goals/Shutouts



Staff:

Dominic Maestracci/Andy SharpetHeads of Delegation

Even PellerudtHead Coach

Ian BridgetAssistant Coach

Shel BrodsgaardtGoalkeeper Coach tt

Paolo BordignontAthletic Therapist

Cathy CampbelltDoctor

Cathy AyoubtManager

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