Candace Chapman

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Candace Chapman
Candace Chapman at 2010 WPS Championship 4.JPG
Chapman at the 2010 WPS Championship
Personal information
Full name Candace Marie Chapman
Date of birth (1983-04-02) 2 April 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
Number 5
Youth career
2001–2005 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001, 2003 Toronto Inferno
2005 Atlanta Silverbacks 10 (0)
2006–2008 Vancouver Whitecaps
2009 Boston Breakers 11 (0)
2010 FC Gold Pride 21 (0)
2011–2012 Western New York Flash 12 (0)
2013 Washington Spirit 8 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Canada U-19 23 (8)
2002– Canada 108 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 June 2012

Candace Marie Margaret Chapman (born 2 April 1983, in Port of Spain) is a Trinidad and Tobago-born, Canadian soccer defender from Ajax, Ontario, and 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,[1] she played with them for the 2009 season. She subsequently agreed to terms with FC Gold Pride for the 2010 season.[2] Following Gold Pride's folding,[3] she signed for Western New York Flash, where she played the 2011 season along with fellow Canadian and national team captain Christine Sinclair.For the 2013 NWSL season 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.

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.[4]

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.[5][6] She now coaches for Arlington Travel Soccer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candace Chapman's WPS Player Bio". WPS/WNYF. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pride Agrees to Terms with Free Agent Candace Chapman". WPS/FCGP. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "FC Gold Pride to close operations". WPS/FCGP. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  4. ^ AFP (6 August 2008). "Women's football kicks-off Beijing Games". Retrieved 6 August 2008. 
  5. ^ Fifa.com
  6. ^ Ajax's Candace Chapman back on the field for soccer bronze by Brian McNair, 9 August 2012

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