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McLeod & Kyle Named to Roster Against Japan

Canada to play Japan at Commonwealth Stadium & BC Place in set of friendlies.

Cooper Neill

Head Coach John Herdman named twenty players to the roster for a pair of upcoming friendlies against reigning Women's World Cup Champions Japan. Amongst the roster was Dash and National Team starting keeper Erin McLeod and midfielder Kaylyn Kyle. McLeod currently has 91 caps for Canada and has started in 88 games. Kyle has scored 5 goals for Canada, with 79 caps and has started in 51 games.

The matches will be held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton Saturday, October 25th (4PM EST), and BC Place in Vancouver on Tuesday, October 27th  (10PM EST). The  last time the two teams met was in the 2012 London Olympics in which Japan walked away with a 2-1 win.

Full Roster:

GK- Stephanie Labbe | SWE / KIF Orebro
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Houston Dash
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University
D- Allysha Chapman | SWE / Eskilstuna United DFF
D- Rhian Wilkinson | CAN / Comètes de Laval
D- Sura Yekka | CAN / Brams United
D- Emily Zurrer | SWE / Jitex BK
D- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Seattle Reign FC
D- Rachel Quon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Houston Dash
M- Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia University
M- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Desiree Scott | ENG / Notts County FC
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns
F- Melissa Tancredi | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Josée Bélanger | CAN / Comètes de Laval
F- Jonelle Filigno | USA / Sky Blue FC