Canada women's national under-17 soccer team

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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[edit]

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[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
New Zealand 2008 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 3 4
Trinidad and Tobago 2010 Group stage 3 1 0 2 1 3
Azerbaijan 2012 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 4 3
Costa Rica 2014 Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 7 7
Jordan 2016 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 5
Uruguay 2018 Qualified
Total 5/5 18 6 6 6 19 22

CONCACAF Championship[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Trinidad and Tobago 2008 Third place 5 4 0 1 12 6
Costa Rica 2010 Champions 5 3 1 1 7 3
Guatemala 2012 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 17 2
Jamaica 2013 Runners-up 5 3 1 1 24 2
Grenada 2016 Third place 5 3 0 2 15 9
Nicaragua
United States 2018
Third place 5 3 0 2 9 6
Total 6/6 31 21 2 8 87 28

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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 (age 16) 1 0 Canada Vaughan SC
18 1GK Sophie Guilmette (2001-03-24) March 24, 2001 (age 17) 0 0 Canada CS Lakeshore

2 2DF Élisabeth Tsé (2002-07-12) July 12, 2002 (age 16) 0 0 Canada CS Phénix des Rivières de Québec
4 2DF Sonia Walk (2002-08-12) August 12, 2002 (age 16) 1 0 Canada North Toronto SC
5 2DF Maya Antoine (2001-08-08) August 8, 2001 (age 17) 1 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
6 2DF Ariel Young (2001-08-30) August 30, 2001 (age 17) 0 0 Canada Ottawa Fury FC Girls Elite
13 2DF Olivia Cooke (2001-01-12) January 12, 2001 (age 17) 1 0 Canada West Ottawa SC
20 2DF Julianne Vallerand (2001-08-09) August 9, 2001 (age 17) 1 0 Canada AS Varennes

8 3MF Caitlin Shaw (2001-07-20) July 20, 2001 (age 17) 4 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
14 3MF Maya Ladhani (2002-06-09) June 9, 2002 (age 16) 1 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
15 3MF Wayny Balata (2001-06-25) June 25, 2001 (age 17) 0 0 Canada CS Lakeshore
17 3MF Stella Downing (2002-06-12) June 12, 2002 (age 16) 0 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
19 3MF Jade Rose (2003-02-12) February 12, 2003 (age 15) 1 0 Canada Unionville Milliken SC

3 4FW Jayde Riviere (2001-01-22) January 22, 2001 (age 17) 7 2 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
7 4FW Serita Thurton (2002-01-16) January 16, 2002 (age 16) 0 0 Canada Markham SC
9 4FW Jordyn Huitema (2001-05-08) May 8, 2001 (age 17) 11 4 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
10 4FW Aaliyah Scott (2001-08-23) August 23, 2001 (age 17) 3 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
11 4FW Kaila Novak (2002-03-24) March 24, 2002 (age 16) 1 2 Canada FC London Academy
12 4FW Teni Akindoju (2001-07-08) July 8, 2001 (age 17) 3 3 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
16 4FW Andersen Williams (2002-04-02) April 2, 2002 (age 16) 1 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite

Previous rosters[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  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.