Thursday, November 06, 2008

More teenage girls soccer?

Just five days after the FIFA women's U17 wraps up, young women take centre stage again with the start of the U20 championship in Chile.

Canadians will remember that tournament as the event that gave this country its best ever international result, a second-place finish in 2002 (it was a u-19 event then).

And Canada is once again part of the event. Having defeated the United States last June the young Canucks enter the event as CONCACAF champions.

Those smarter than I are suggesting that this is the best Canadian team ever and a legitimate contender to win the tournament. Canada may have caught a break by drawing Germany in its group (and therefore avoiding the always tough Germans in a knock-out game early). Joining the two countries is a weaker than normal Japan and Congo.

Below the jump, the roster.

Paige Adams - Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Julie Armstrong - Delta, B.B.
Justine Bernier - Oakville, Ont.
Myriam Bouchard - Beauport, Que.
Taryne Boudreau - Sherwood Park, Alta.
Allysha Chapman - Courtice, Ont.
Jonelle Filigno - Mississauga, Ont.
Andreanne Gagné - Montréal
Rachael Goulding - Toronto
Anoop Josan - Edmonton, Alta.
Rita Keimakh - Thornhill, Ont.
Kaylyn Kyle - Saskatoon, Sask.
Alyssa Lagonia - Kitchener, Ont.
Monica Lam-Feist - Surrey, B.C.
Lexi Marton - Aurora, Ont.
Erin McNulty - Winnipeg, Man.
Steph Panozzo - Maple Ridge, B.C.
Loredana Riverso - Mississauga, Ont.
Karla Schacher - Tofield, Alta.
Chelsea Stewart - The Pas, Man.
Shannon Woeller - Vancouver

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