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Four Canadians named to the W-League all-star squad

Alyscha Mottershead
Alyscha Mottershead
Four Canadians were named to the W-League’s All-League team on Wednesday.

The league announced that Laval Cometes goalkeeper Genevieve Richard and her teammate, defender Kathryn Acton, made the squad. Laval is one of the four surviving teams that will contest the W-League championship this weekend in Bradenton, Fla. The Cometes enter the tourney as the No. 1 seed, and have allowed just seven goals in 12 matches — that’s all the reason you need for a goalkeeper and a defender to make the All-League squad. But Laval’s title hopes will suffer due to call-ups made by the U-20 national side, which is currently holding an evaluation camp in Denmark. (CLICK HERE)

Also on the team were Melissa Busque, the Seattle Sounders midfielder who just got a look by senior women’s-national team coach John Herdman; and Ottawa Fury midfielder Alyscha Mottershead, the 22-year-old who has made two appearances so far for the Canadian national side.

With nearly 40 per cent of the team’s spots taken by Canadians, the W-League’s all-star selections certainly have a good-news feel to them. It will be interesting to see if any of these players make the move to NWSL in the years to come.

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