Pair of Kansas City Current players named to Canada Gold Cup pre-camp roster Kansas City Current

Pair of Kansas City Current players named to Canada Gold Cup pre-camp roster

Canada Soccer has unveiled its roster for a week-long pre-tournament camp and the 23-player roster for the upcoming 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup. Kansas City Current midfielder Desiree Scott and forward Nichelle Prince are both headed to the pre-camp February 12-18, and Prince will continue with the team to the tournament February 20 – March 10. The pre-camp is designed to support the readiness of players out of season ahead of European in season players joining at the start of the FIFA Window following competitive fixtures. Additionally, the preparation camp will allow the technical staff to assess and integrate some training players, both new and returning from injury.   

“We are excited to maximize every opportunity where we can get on the grass and work with players ahead of this key tournament,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach.  “It’s critical in terms of readiness that we physically prepare the out-of-season group for tournament play, but I’m also excited to connect with individuals on and off the grass in a unique smaller squad setting.” 





Laurence Gladu* 
Kailen Sheriden 
Lysianne Proulx 

Gabrielle Carle 
Sydney Collins 
Megan Reid*  
Jade Rose 

Simi Awujo  
Jessie Fleming Quinn 
Desiree Scott* 

Jordyn Huitema 
Clarissa Larisey 
Nichelle Prince 

*Desiree Scott, Laurence Gladu, Megan Reid will return to their respective clubs or universities upon the conclusion of pre-camp. 

2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup 
Under the leadership of Head Coach Bev Priestman, Canada's journey at the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup will begin in Houston, Texas, where all three of their group stage matches will be played at Shell Energy Stadium. In Group C, Canada will face El Salvador or Guatemala on Thursday February 22 at 8 p.m. CT, Paraguay on Sunday February 25 at 4 p.m. CT, and Costa Rica on Wednesday February 28 at 5 p.m. CT. After the round-robin stage, the group winners, runners-up, and the two best third-place finishers will advance to the Quarterfinals, set to take place in Los Angeles, California.

“It's great to kick off an exciting year with some meaningful competition,” added Priestman. “Just like the Olympics, the Gold Cup offers great challenges that serve to test us as a team, including adapting to different styles of play, managing quick turnarounds and travels, and managing players in and out of season. We hope to build on the strong performances from the back end of 2023 as well as move towards where we hope to be by July, both in terms of squad selection and what we look like on the pitch. We can’t wait to get going!”   

The tournament kicks off the team's 2024 journey as they prepare for this summer’s Olympics. Canada was the fifth nation to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, joining the hosts France, current Concacaf champions USA, and CONMEBOL’s top-two nations, Brazil and Colombia. A further seven nations have yet to qualify for what will be a field of 12, as Canada look to defend Olympic Gold from the Tokyo games. 

Canada’s three goalkeepers for the tournament are Sabrina D’Angelo from Arsenal FC, Lysianne Proulx from Melbourne City, and Kailen Sheridan from San Diego Wave FC.  

Defenders selected for this series are: Kadeisha Buchanan from Chelsea FC, Gabrielle Carle from Washington Spirit, Sydney Collins from NC Courage, Vanessa Gilles from FCF Olympique Lyonnais, Ashley Lawrence from Chelsea FC, Jayde Riviere from Manchester United FC, Jade Rose from Harvard University, and Shelina Zadorsky from West Ham United FC.        

Midfielders joining the team are: Simi Awujo from University of Southern California, Jessie Fleming from Portland Thorns FC, Julia Grosso from Juventus FC, Quinn from Seattle Reign FC, and the versatile Olivia Smith from Sporting CP. 

Rounding out the squad are forwards Nichelle Prince from Kansas City Current, Jordyn Huitema from Seattle Reign FC, Cloé Lacasse from Arsenal FC, Clarissa Larisey from BK Häcken FF, Adriana Leon from Aston Villa WFC, Deanne Rose from Leicester City FC, and Evelyne Viens from AS Roma.  

GK- Sabrina D'Angelo | ENG / Arsenal FC 
GK- Lysianne Proulx | AUS / Melbourne City FC
GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / San Diego Wave FC 
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | ENG / Chelsea FC 
D- Vanessa Gilles | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais 
D- Jade Rose | USA / Harvard University 
D- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / West Ham United FC 
D- Sydney Collins | USA / NC Courage 
D- Gabrielle Carle | USA / Washington Spirit 
D- Ashley Lawrence | ENG / Chelsea FC 
D- Jayde Riviere | ENG / Manchester United FC 
M- Simi Awujo | USA / University of Southern California 
M- Jessie Fleming | USA / Portland Thorns 
M- Julia Grosso | ITA / Juventus FC 
M- Quinn  | USA / Seattle Reign FC 
M/F- Olivia Smith | POR / Sporting CP 
F- Jordyn Huitema | USA / Seattle Reign FC  
F- Cloé Lacasse | ENG / Arsenal FC 
F- Clarissa Larisey | SWE / BK Häcken FF 
F- Adriana Leon | ENG / Aston Villa FC 
F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Kansas City Current 
F- Deanne Rose | ENG / Leicester City FC 
F- Evelyne Viens | ITA / AS Roma 



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