Houston Dash goalkeeper Erin McLeod and defender Lauren Sesselmann have been called up to the Canada women’s national team for a friendly against the United States on Jan. 31 in Frisco, TX, it was announced today.
Canada head coach John Herdman selected 19 players for the international friendly, which will take place at FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium (8 p.m. CT on FOX Sports 1).
McLeod, 30, has made 92 appearances in goal for Canada, compiling a 45-18-29 record. The St. Albert, Alberta, native was acquired by the Dash via a trade with the Chicago Red Stars. McLeod started 16 games for the Red Stars in the 2013 NWSL season, going 5-6-5 with four shutouts.
Lauren Sesselmann was taken by the Dash in the 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft from FC Kansas City. The 30-year-old has earned 38 caps for the Canadian national team and tallied four assists in those games. The Marshfield, Wis., native started 19 games for FCKC in 2013 and was named to the NWSL Second XI.
Season tickets are now on sale for the Dash’s inaugural season. To purchase a package or for more information on 2014 season tickets, fans can visit http://www.HoustonDashSoccer.com/tickets or call 713-276-GOAL.
Canada Women’s National Team Roster
GK- Stephanie Labbé | SWE / KIF Örebro DFF
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Chicago Red Stars
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Houston Dash
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University
D- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Seattle Reign FC
D- Marie-Eve Nault | SWE / KIF Örebro DFF
D- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / Houston Dash
D- Rhian Wilkinson | Unattached / sans club
D- Sura Yekka | CAN / Brams United
D- Emily Zurrer | SWE / Jitex BK
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 Baxter | unattached
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Josee Belanger | Unattached / sans club
F- Jonelle Filigno | USA / Sky Blue FC