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 coachCindy Tye
First colours
Second colours
CONCACAF U-20 Championship
Appearances8 (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 2020 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 cancelled
Costa Rica 2022 qualified
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
Dominican Republic 2022 Third place 7 6 0 1 32 1
Total 9/11 47 36 1 10 137 28

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

The following players were named to the squad for the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[2]


No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Anna Karpenko (2002-04-10)April 10, 2002 (aged 19) 10 0 United States Harvard University
20 1GK Sierra Giorgio (2003-10-09)October 9, 2003 (aged 18) 7 0 United States Syracuse University
21 1GK Coralie Lallier (2005-05-26)May 26, 2005 (aged 16) 0 0 Canada NDC-CDN Québec

3 2DF Mia Pante (2003-03-25)March 25, 2003 (aged 18) 7 1 United States Texas A&M University
4 2DF Jade Rose (2003-02-12)February 12, 2003 (aged 18) 12 0 United States Harvard University
5 2DF Annika Leslie (2003-04-22)April 22, 2003 (aged 18) 7 0 United States West Virginia University
12 2DF Vivianne Bessette (2002-06-23)June 23, 2002 (aged 19) 7 0 United States University of South Florida
14 2DF Brooklyn Courtnall (2002-12-28)December 28, 2002 (aged 19) 7 2 United States University of Southern California
15 2DF Lou Tse (2002-12-07)December 7, 2002 (aged 19) 7 0 United States Southern Methodist University

2 3MF Zoe Burns (2002-01-05)January 5, 2002 (aged 19) 7 2 United States University of Southern California
6 3MF Maya Ladhani (2002-09-06)September 6, 2002 (aged 19) 3 1 Norway Avaldsnes
7 3MF Florianne Jourde (2004-11-05)November 5, 2004 (aged 17) 7 3 Canada NDC-CDN Québec
8 3MF Sonia Walk (2002-08-12)August 12, 2002 (aged 19) 12 0 United States Boston College
10 3MF Nikayla Small (2003-03-24)March 24, 2003 (aged 18) 7 2 United States Wake Forest University
13 3MF Simi Awujo (2003-09-23)September 23, 2003 (aged 18) 7 0 United States University of Southern California
16 3MF Keera Melenhorst (2003-05-02)May 2, 2003 (aged 18) 7 2 United States University of Oklahoma

9 4FW Miya Grant-Claviji (2003-06-17)June 17, 2003 (aged 18) 7 3 United States Brown University
11 4FW Kaila Novak (2002-03-24)March 24, 2002 (aged 19) 11 4 United States UCLA
17 4FW Holly Ward (2003-10-25)October 25, 2003 (aged 18) 7 4 United States University of Texas
18 4FW Olivia Smith (2004-08-05)August 5, 2004 (aged 17) 7 7 United States Florida State University
19 4FW Serita Thurton (2002-01-16)January 16, 2002 (aged 19) 7 3 United States University of South Florida

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
2020 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 announces squad for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2022". Canadian Soccer Association. 22 July 2022.