News from the NWSL; Canada’s WNT, USWNT, US Soccer Awards.
> Canada Announces Roster for Mexico Clash
Canada’s Women’s National team announced its camp roster for its Women’s International Friendly against Mexico scheduled for Nov. 24 (1 p.m. local kick-off) at BC Place in Vancouver, BC. Players from the NWSL makes up 13 of 23-player roster, including Robyn Gayle and Diana Matheson. More details here.
> USWNT to Face Canada on Jan. 31
The U.S. Women’s National Team will open its 2014 schedule with a match against Canada on Jan. 31, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home to FC Dallas of Major League Soccer. Full details here.
> US Soccer Awards Season Kicks Off
U.S. Soccer has announced the opening of polls for the 2013 Athlete of the Year awards. Fans can vote for the finalists in five categories – Male, Female, Young Male, Young Female and Disabled Athletes of the Year – on ussoccer.com throughout the week. The winners will be announced Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The list of Female Athlete of the Year finalists features three previous winners: midfielder Carli Lloyd (2008), forward Abby Wambach (2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011) and last year’s winner Alex Morgan. These past winners are joined by first-time nominees, forwards Christen Press and Sydney Leroux, and NWSL MVP Lauren Holiday, who was also nominated in 2011.