As per the league’s agreement with the Canadian Soccer Association, the CSA will provide the salaries for the 16 players selected. They were chosen by women’s national-team coach John Herdman, with an eye to prepping the best female players in the country for the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
If you are surprised by the omission of striker Melissa Tancredi, who had a breakout performance at the Olympics, Herdman earlier confirmed that she is taking the next year to focus on her school studies and is taking a bit of a step back from soccer. She’s expected to be back in the mix later on.
Defenders Candace Chapman and Marie-Eve Nault, who were both part of the Olympic team, didn’t see their names on the list.
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