I totally agree. Who cares if the team he’s going to is at the bottom of the table. He’s going to be playing against some good teams that will challenge him and dealing with the pressure of avoiding relegation will be good for him. It will be interesting to see if he can help them improve in the league. Maybe he really helps them out? Like when Eustaquio went to Pacos. I also think his mobility is something a lot of our other CB’s lack. The most noticeable example I remember is when he came on against a speedy Jamaica in the gold cup.
CSA have announced a 29-player squad that will participate in a 2 week training camp before the SheBelieves Cup. The final 23-player roster for the tournament will be announced shortly before the opening match. There are 5 newcomers to the CWNT fold, including Evelyne Viens and Bianca St-Georges.
GK- Rylee Foster| ENG / Liverpool FC
GK- Stephanie Labbé | SWE / FC Rosengård
GK- Erin McLeod| USA / Orlando Pride
GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / Sky Blue FC
CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | FRA / FCF Olympique Lyonnais
CB- Vanessa Gilles| FRA / FC Girondins de Bordeaux
CB- Jade Rose| CAN / Super REX Ontario
CB- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / Tottenham Hotspur
FB- Gabrielle Carle| USA / Florida State University
FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
FB- Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
FB- Bianca St-Georges| USA / Chicago Red Stars
FB- Jayde Riviere | USA / University of Michigan
M- Samantha Chang| USA / University of South Carolina
M- Jessie Fleming | ENG / Chelsea FC
M- Julia Grosso | USA / University of Texas at Austin
M– Jordyn Listro| USA / Orlando Pride
M- Diana Matheson| USA / Kansas City NWSL
M – Quinn | USA / OL Reign FC
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash
M- Desiree Scott | USA / Kansas City NWSL
F- Janine Beckie | ENG / Manchester City FC
F- Jordyn Huitema | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain
F- Adriana Leon | ENG / West Ham United FC
F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash
F- Deanne Rose | USA / University of Florida
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Olivia Smith | CAN / Super REX Ontario
F- Evelyne Viens| USA / Sky Blue FC
The press release doesn't say where the camp will be held.
Yup. With almost all age groups, but u17 in particular.
I vaguely remember being annoyed when the Lynx traded Gerba for Matondo after that stint in Sweden. He packed it in early at 23 or 24...it would be interesting to see which players a CanPL would have helped stay in the game.
There are very few guys on here who slag CPL, and thats not whats happening here. CPL being a good league for young guys, or guys that fall through the cracks etc. Right now we all want our guys to play there, do very well and then move on and go as far/high as they can. Its not a european thing, if James came back and got regular minutes with an MLS squad we'd all be happy. I am no expert on Denmark vs Greece vs MLS but I am pretty sure the levels are higher than CPL..FOR NOW. I would rather have CPL spots going to younger guys that have not gotten any shot at all.
Actually when the establishment of a Canadian national league for soccer was being studied by Duane Rockerbie (Univ of Lethbridge economics professor) he said such a league(which would become the CPL) could only support 10 to 12 teams.
Just a thought.