Canada women's national under-20 soccer team

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U-20 Women's National Team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) The Canucks, Les Rouges (The Reds)
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Head coach Andrew Olivieri
First colours
Second colours
CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 2004)
Best result Winners, 2004, 2008
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 2002)
Best result Runners-up (2002)

The Canada U-20 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 full Women's National Team. Their most recent major tournament was the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, in which the Canadian team finished third in group stage, behind Norway and North Korea.

History[edit]

Canada hosted the inaugural FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in 2002 (U-19 prior to 2006). Led by future star Christine Sinclair, they won silver, dropping the final to the United States. Two years later, Canada won the 2004 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, again on home soil in another final contested against the Americans. They would repeat the feat four years later in Mexico, defeating the United States to capture their second CONCACAF Women's U-20 title.

At the 2010 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, Canada lost a critical third place match to Costa Rica, eliminating them from World Cup qualification for the first time. Canada has not returned to the knockout stage of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup since 2004. They will host the event for a second time in 2014.

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Canada 2002 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 16 6
Thailand 2004 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 13 7
Russia 2006 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 4
Chile 2008 Group stage 3 1 0 2 5 4
Germany 2010 Did not qualify
Japan 2012 Group stage 3 1 0 2 8 4
Total 5/6 19 10 1 8 46 25

CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Trinidad and Tobago 2002 Did not participate[1]
Canada 2004 Champions 5 5 0 0 20 1
Mexico 2006 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 20 7
Mexico 2008 Champions 5 5 0 0 12 2
Guatemala 2010 Fourth place 5 3 0 2 6 3
Panama 2012 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 15 2
Total 6/6 25 21 0 4 73 15

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup roster.[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Dayle Colpitts (1992-04-18) April 18, 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Canada Ottawa Fury
2 2DF Jade Kovacevic (1994-04-10) April 10, 1994 (age 20) 3 0 Canada Toronto Lady Lynx
3 3MF Mélissa Roy (1993-10-02) October 2, 1993 (age 20) 1 0 Canada Amiral de Québec
4 2DF Rachel Melhado (1992-09-24) September 24, 1992 (age 21) 4 0 Canada Toronto Lady Lynx
5 3MF Sarah Robbins (1992-07-30) July 30, 1992 (age 21) 0 0 Canada Comètes de Laval
6 2DF Shelina Zadorsky (c) (1992-10-14) October 14, 1992 (age 21) 19 3 Canada Toronto Lady Lynx
7 3MF Kylie Davis (1994-07-22) July 22, 1994 (age 19) 10 1 Canada Comètes de Laval
8 3MF Danica Wu (1992-08-13) August 13, 1992 (age 21) 12 0 Canada Comètes de Laval
9 4FW Christine Exeter (1992-09-03) September 3, 1992 (age 21) 7 3 Unattached
10 3MF Christabel Oduro (1992-11-01) November 1, 1992 (age 21) 7 2 Canada Hamilton FC
11 4FW Jenna Richardson (1992-07-06) July 6, 1992 (age 21) 11 6 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
12 2DF Nicole Setterlund (1993-02-16) February 16, 1993 (age 21) 10 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
13 4FW Caroline Beaulne (1994-04-30) April 30, 1994 (age 19) 7 0 Canada Longueuil U-18
14 2DF Constance de Chantal-Dumont (1992-03-11) March 11, 1992 (age 22) 5 0 Canada Comètes de Laval
15 3MF Vanessa Legault-Cordisco (1992-05-11) May 11, 1992 (age 21) 10 2 Canada Comètes de Laval
16 3MF Jaclyn Sawicki (1992-11-14) November 14, 1992 (age 21) 8 2 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
17 4FW Nkem Ezurike (1992-03-19) March 19, 1992 (age 22) 11 5 Canada Comètes de Laval
18 1GK Sabrina D'Angelo (1993-05-11) May 11, 1993 (age 20) 13 0 United States South Carolina Gamecocks
19 4FW Adriana Leon (1992-10-02) October 2, 1992 (age 21) 8 5 Canada Toronto Lady Lynx
20 3MF Catherine Charron-Delage (1992-06-15) June 15, 1992 (age 21) 6 3 Canada Comètes de Laval
21 1GK Geneviève Richard (1992-08-17) August 17, 1992 (age 21) 4 0 Canada Hamilton FC

Previous rosters[edit]

2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship
2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
2012 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship
2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

See also[edit]

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