Candace Marie Margaret Chapman (born 2 April 1983, in Port of Spain) is a Trinidad and Tobago-born, Canadian soccer defender from Ajax, Ontario, who is currently playing for the Washington Spirit in National Women's Soccer League and is a member of the Canadian national team.
Early life [ edit ]
Chapman was born in
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with majors in sociology and computer applications.
Club career [ edit ]
After being named as a discovery player by the
Boston Breakers of WPS on 16 January 2009, she played with them for the [1 ] 2009 season. She subsequently agreed to terms with FC Gold Pride for the 2010 season. Following Gold Pride's folding, [2 ] she signed for [3 ] Western New York Flash, where she played the 2011 season along with fellow Canadian and national team captain Christine Sinclair.
In February, 2013, Chapman joined
Washington Spirit in the new National Women's Soccer League. Because she holds US permanent residency, she was not subject to the league's limit on international players. [4 ]
International career [ edit ]
On 6 August 2008, Chapman scored the first point in the first event at the
2008 Summer Olympics with her goal against Argentina in the 27th minute in Tianjin, China. [5 ]
Chapman received her 100th cap against Mexico on 27 January 2012. The game ended in a 3–1 victory for Canada. She won an Olympic bronze medal at the
2012 Summer Olympics when Canada defeated France 1–0 on 9 August 2012. [6 ] [7 ]
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