The Canadian Women's National Team announced their squad for the Concacaf W Championship being played in Mexico in July. The squad includes a large contingent of the players who won Gold at the 2020 Toyko Olympics. The W Championship serves as the qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, as well as the 2023 Women's World Cup. “Selecting the 23 players was incredibly difficult and I think the quality of the players who did miss out speaks to the overall quality of the group,” said Head Coach Bev Priestman in a press release. “Four of the five additions to the squad from last summer have all had experience at Concacaf or FIFA tournaments which is great. Now it’s about shifting gears from selection to connecting as a team and continuing to work on the little things that best prepare us to kick off in Monterrey.” Canada will open the W Championship on July 5, with a group that includes Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago. Preparations, meanwhile, continue with a home match at BMO Field on Sunday, June 26, at 3:00 p.m. against South Korea. Tickets are still available for that match. That match, as well as the Concacaf W Championship, will be available to watch on OneSoccer. Here is the full squad: CANADA GK- Sabrina D'Angelo | SWE / Vittsjö GIK GK- Lysianne Proulx | Unattached / sans club GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / San Diego Wave FC CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | ENG / Chelsea FC CB- Vanessa Gilles | USA / Angel City FC CB- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / Tottenham Hotspur FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash FB- Ashley Lawrence | FRA / Paris Saint-Germain FB- Jayde Riviere | USA / AFC Ann Arbour FB- Bianca St-Georges | USA / Chicago Red Stars M- Zoe Burns | USA / University of Southern California M- Jessie Fleming | ENG / Chelsea FC M- Julia Grosso | ITA / Juventus FC M- Quinn | USA / OL Reign M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash M- Desiree Scott | USA / Kansas City Current F- Janine Beckie | USA / Portland Thorns FC F- Jordyn Huitema | USA / OL Reign F- Cloé Lacasse | POR / SL Benfica F- Adriana Leon | ENG / West Ham United FC F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash F- Deanne Rose | ENG / Reading FC F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC

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