Canada Soccer roster for CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship Texas 2016

With just over two weeks until Canada’s opening match of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, Canada Soccer Women’s National Team Head Coach John Herdman has named the 20 players who will represent Canada in Texas. Canada will be looking to secure its spot at this summer’s Olympic Games through a victory in the semi-final knockout round, but the team’s goal for this competition is to take home CONCACAF’s top spot.

The roster, which features three goalkeepers, six defenders, five midfielders, and six forwards, has come together after Canada regrouped following its sixth place finish at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 this past summer. In selecting the 20 players, down from the FIFA Women’s World Cup roster of 23, Herdman has chosen a blend of experience and youthful vigour that he believes is the key to putting Canada atop the podium in Texas next month.