It's a place where the Canadian women's team found its starlet in Christine Sinclair, and now we know the first 18 players who may take the field on Halloween night at Commonwealth Stadium in a friendly match with South Korea.
Many staples of the Canadian rosters that you may have seen over the course of the past summer in the NWSL, like Sinclair, Diana Matheson, Desiree Scott and goalkeeping duo Karina LeBlanc and Erin McLeod, are present. The only name that you may not recognize is Sura Yekka, a 16 year old defender who's getting her first senior call up.
However, in the announcement today coach John Herdman promised more players will be called up, so this is likely not the definitive list of players who will gather in Edmonton starting October 24th.
Canada WNT Preliminary Squad for 10/31 Friendly:
GK- Stephanie Labbé | SWE / KIF Örebro DFF
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Portland Thorns FC
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Chicago Red Stars
D- Robyn Gayle | USA / Washington Spirit
D- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Seattle Reign FC
D- Marie-Eve Nault | SWE / KIF Örebro DFF
D- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / FC Kansas City
D- Rhian Wilkinson | USA / Boston Breakers
D- Sura Yekka | CAN / Brams United
D- Emily Zurrer | USA / Seattle Reign FC
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Boston Breakers
M- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Desiree Scott | USA / FC Kansas City
M- Brittany Timko | unattached
F- Mélissa Busque | USA / Seattle University
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC