Gabrielle Carle Called Up to Canadian National Team for September Olympic Qualifying Matches

Washington Spirit  |   September 8, 2023
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Canada will face off against Jamaica in two international friendlies this month


Washington, D.C. (09/08/2023) – Washington Spirit defender Gabrielle Carle has been called up to the Canadian Women’s National Team for its upcoming Olympic qualifying matches against Jamaica, Canada Soccer announced today.


Carle, who signed a two-year contract with the Spirit last December, has represented Canada in 36 matches, including during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She was most recently named to Canada’s final roster for this summer’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Carle was also an alternate for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 and made her debut in the Canadian national youth program in 2013 at 14 years old. She hails from Lévis, Quebec.


The Canadian women’s national team will play Jamaica in two Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying matches on Friday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 26. The matches will be held at Jamaica National Stadium in Kingston and BMO Field in Toronto, respectively.


Carle has started all 18 regular season matches for this Spirit this year, playing the third-most minutes on the team thus far with 1,540, trailing only fellow back line members Sam Staab and Tara McKeown. Before joining the Spirit, Carle played one year of professional soccer with Kristianstads DFF of the Damallsvenskan, the highest division of women’s soccer in Sweden. There, she logged nearly 1,900 minutes in 22 matches, scoring two goals and adding one assist. Prior to turning pro, Carle was a two-time national champion (2018, 2021) under current Spirit President of Soccer Operations/General Manager Mark Krikorian at Florida State and was a part of a 2021 Seminole backline that allowed only 13 goals in 25 games.


The Spirit’s next home match will be on Saturday, September 30 when the team takes on the Kansas City Current. Tickets are available here. The club announced earlier this year that it would host all home matches moving forward at Audi Field in Buzzard Point, ensuring players and fans alike access to a facility befitting a professional club. Fans can secure tickets to all home matches in 2024 with a season membership.

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