Washington Spirit’s Gabby Carle Named as Olympic Alternate for Team Canada

Washington Spirit  |   July 1, 2024
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Carle will travel with Canada to Paris, serve to replace any unavailable players 


Washington, D.C. (07/01/2024) – Washington Spirit defender Gabby Carle has been named as an alternate for Team Canada at this summer’s Olympic Games in Paris, Canada Soccer announced today. In 2021, Carle won a gold medal playing for Canada at the Olympics in Tokyo.

As part of Group A in this summer’s tournament, Canada will face Colombia, New Zealand and host nation France in group play. Canada’s group stage matches will take place in Saint-Étienne in central France and Nice in the south of France.

Carle has appeared for Canada in 46 international matches (19 starts), scoring one goal and adding two assists. Last summer, Carle earned a call-up to Canada’s final roster for last summer’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. It was her second career FIFA Women’s World Cup call-up after representing Canada in 2019 as well. Carle was also originally an alternate for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021, and she made her debut in the Canadian national youth program in 2013 at 14 years old. She hails from Lévis, Quebec.

Canada’s Olympic Group A Schedule:

• vs New Zealand, Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. EDT (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

• vs France, Sunday, July 28 at 3 p.m. EDT (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne)

• vs Colombia, Wednesday, July 31 at 3 p.m. EDT (Stade de Nice, Nice)

Carle has started all 37 regular season matches for the Spirit since joining the side during the 2022-23 offseason. Having played over 3,100 minutes with the club so far, she has been one of the most consistent players on the team throughout her tenure. Carle has assisted on two goals for the Spirit, one on a Trinity Rodman game-winning score in September 2023 and the other with a perfect cross to Croix Bethune in April 2024.

The Spirit will be back at Audi Field on Sunday, August 18 in a friendly against Arsenal FC. Tickets are available here. Fans who want the best prices, exclusive deals, and exclusive experiences can also join the 2025 Season Ticket Member Priority List here. Spirit jerseys and merchandise can be purchased at WashingtonSpirit.com/shop. 



About The Washington Spirit

The Washington Spirit is the premier professional women’s soccer team based in Washington, D.C. and plays at Audi Field in Buzzard Point. The Spirit was founded on November 21, 2012 and is an inaugural member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) the fastest growing sports league in the US. The club is home to some of the best players in the world who have won championships for both club and country. In 2024, the Spirit drafted an epic class of rookies who are already breaking records and wowing fans. For more information about the Spirit, visit WashingtonSpirit.com and follow the club on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. 

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