Canada women's national under-17 soccer team

Canada U-17s
Nickname(s) The Canucks, Les Rouges (The Reds)
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Head coach Bev Priestman
First colours
Second colours
CONCACAF U-17 Championship
Appearances 5 (first in 2008)
Best result Winners, 2010
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
Appearances 5 (first in 2008)
Best result Quarterfinals, 2008, 2012, 2014

The Canada U-17 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the Canadian Soccer Association. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior national team. The team's most recent major tournament was the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship, which was postponed after Canada had played one match due to civil unrest in Nicaragua.[1]

History

At the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Canada advanced out of group stage where they were defeated by Germany in the quarterfinals. Canada won the 2010 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship after beating Mexico in the final, but were eliminated at group stage of the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. At the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Canada matched their best appearance, dropping their quarterfinal game to North Korea.

Beverly Priestman took over duties from Bryan Rosenfeld in 2013 to direct the new Women’s Excel Program (U-14/U-17).[2] Priestman previously assisted Canada's senior coach, John Herdman, when both coached in the New Zealand women's program. Qualifying second out of CONCACAF, Canada was drawn into the "group of death" at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with European champions Germany, African champions Ghana, and Asian runners-up North Korea. Canada tied their first two games and secured a quarterfinal birth by defeating group winners Ghana in the final group stage game. Canada lost their quarterfinal match 3–2 to Venezuela.

Competitive record

World Cup

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
2008Quarterfinals412134
2010Group stage310213
2012Quarterfinals421143
2014Quarterfinals412177
2016Group stage311145
2018Qualified
Total5/5186661922

CONCACAF Championship

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
2008Third place5401126
2010Champions531173
2012Runners-up5401172
2013Runners-up5311242
2016Third place5302159

2018
Third place530296
Total6/63121288728

Players

Current roster

The following players were named to the squad for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship.[3]

Caps and goals are current as of April 20, 2018 after the match against Bermuda.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Anna Karpenko (2002-04-10) April 10, 2002 1 0 Vaughan SC
18 1GK Sophie Guilmette (2001-03-24) March 24, 2001 0 0 CS Lakeshore

2 2DF Élisabeth Tsé (2002-07-12) July 12, 2002 0 0 CS Phénix des Rivières de Québec
4 2DF Sonia Walk (2002-08-12) August 12, 2002 1 0 North Toronto SC
5 2DF Maya Antoine (2001-08-08) August 8, 2001 1 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
6 2DF Ariel Young (2001-08-30) August 30, 2001 0 0 Ottawa Fury FC Girls Elite
13 2DF Olivia Cooke (2001-01-12) January 12, 2001 1 0 West Ottawa SC
20 2DF Julianne Vallerand (2001-08-09) August 9, 2001 1 0 AS Varennes

8 3MF Caitlin Shaw (2001-07-20) July 20, 2001 4 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
14 3MF Maya Ladhani (2002-06-09) June 9, 2002 1 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
15 3MF Wayny Balata (2001-06-25) June 25, 2001 0 0 CS Lakeshore
17 3MF Stella Downing (2002-06-12) June 12, 2002 0 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
19 3MF Jade Rose (2003-02-12) February 12, 2003 1 0 Unionville Milliken SC

3 4FW Jayde Riviere (2001-01-22) January 22, 2001 7 2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
7 4FW Serita Thurton (2002-01-16) January 16, 2002 0 0 Markham SC
9 4FW Jordyn Huitema (2001-05-08) May 8, 2001 11 4 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
10 4FW Aaliyah Scott (2001-08-23) August 23, 2001 3 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
11 4FW Kaila Novak (2002-03-24) March 24, 2002 1 2 FC London Academy
12 4FW Teni Akindoju (2001-07-08) July 8, 2001 3 3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
16 4FW Andersen Williams (2002-04-02) April 2, 2002 1 0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite

Previous rosters

2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship
2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup[4][5]
2016 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship
2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

See also

References

  1. "Concacaf Cancels Remainder of Concacaf Women's Under-17 Championship 2018 for Security Concerns". CONCACAF.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. CSA (January 28, 2014). "In Focus: Beverly Priestman". canadasoccer.com. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
  3. "Canada Soccer announces squad for Concacaf Women's Under-17 Championship". CanadaSoccer.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  4. "Canada squad named for FIFA U-17 World Cup". CanadaSoccer.com. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  5. "Canada reveals FIFA U-17 WWC roster". CONCACAF.com. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
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