Canada women's national under-20 soccer team

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Canada U-20s
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)The Canucks, Les Rouges (The Reds)
AssociationCanadian Soccer Association
Head coachRhian Wilkinson
First colours
Second colours
CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Appearances7 (first in 2004)
Best resultWinners (2004, 2008)
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Appearances7 (first in 2002)
Best resultRunners-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 competition was the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship.

History[edit]

Canada hosted the inaugural FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in 2002 (U-19 prior to 2006). They won silver led by future star Christine Sinclair, finishing runner-up to the United States in a close 0–1 extra time defeat. 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.

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
Canada 2014 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 4 5
Papua New Guinea 2016 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 13
France 2018 did not qualify
Costa Rica 2021 did not qualify
Total 7/10 26 12 1 13 51 43

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
Cayman Islands 2014 Did not participate
Honduras 2015 Runners-up 5 4 0 1 11 1
Trinidad and Tobago 2018 Fourth place 5 3 0 2 12 4
Dominican Republic 2020 Quarter-finals 5 2 1 2 9 7
Total 8/10 40 30 1 9 105 27

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The following players were named to the squad for the 2020 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship.[2]

Caps and goals are current as of January 28, 2018 after the match against Haiti.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Anna Karpenko (2002-04-10) April 10, 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Canada Super REX Ontario
20 1GK Kayza Massey (2001-02-02) February 2, 2001 (age 20) 0 0 United States West Virginia Mountaineers

5 2DF Jade Rose (2003-02-12) February 12, 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Canada Super REX Ontario
6 2DF Joanna Verzosa-Dolezal (2002-03-12) March 12, 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX
8 2DF Emma Regan (2000-01-28) January 28, 2000 (age 21) 11 0 United States Texas Longhorns
13 2DF Samantha Chang (2000-07-13) July 13, 2000 (age 20) 0 0 United States South Carolina Gamecocks
15 2DF Molly Quarry (2002-03-05) March 5, 2002 (age 19) 0 0 United States Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX

4 3MF Marika Guay (2000-01-17) January 17, 2000 (age 21) 0 0 United States Santa Clara Broncos
7 3MF Mya Jones (2001-08-01) August 1, 2001 (age 19) 0 0 United States Memphis Tigers
10 3MF Maya Ladhani (2002-09-06) September 6, 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Canada Super REX Ontario
12 3MF Caitlin Shaw (2001-07-20) July 20, 2001 (age 19) 4 0 United States Oregon Ducks
14 3MF Lara Kazandjian (2002-09-27) September 27, 2002 (age 18) 0 0 United States Memphis Tigers
16 3MF Sonia Walk (2002-08-12) August 12, 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Canada Super REX Ontario
18 3MF Wayny Balata (2001-06-25) June 25, 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Canada Lakeshore SC
19 3MF Jazmine Wilkinson (2002-03-08) March 8, 2002 (age 19) 0 0 Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite Super REX

2 4FW Caleigh Boeckx (2000-07-26) July 26, 2000 (age 20) 0 0 United States Rice Owls
3 4FW Léonie Portelance (2001-11-07) November 7, 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Canada AS Varennes
9 4FW Tanya Boychuk (2000-06-20) June 20, 2000 (age 20) 3 1 United States Memphis Tigers
11 4FW Kaila Novak (2002-03-24) March 24, 2002 (age 19) 0 0 United States UCLA Bruins
17 4FW Andersen Williams (2002-04-02) April 2, 2002 (age 19) 0 0 United States Texas A&M Aggies

Previous rosters[edit]

2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship - Final Round". Soccerway. 2002. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  2. ^ "Canada Soccer announces Concacaf Women's Under-20 Championship Roster". CanadaSoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 15, 2020.