Sophie Schmidt of Abbotsford has been named to the Canadian senior women’s soccer team’s roster for an international friendly vs. South Korea in Edmonton next Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Schmidt, a 25-year-old midfielder, is one of 13 players on the roster who were part of Canada’s bronze medal-winning side at the 2012 London Olympics. The game will be televised nationally on Sportsnet One at 6 p.m. Pacific time.
Canada has a 3-1 all-time record vs. South Korea, but lost their last meeting, falling 3-1 at the Yongchuan Cup International Women’s Football Tournament in January.
“South Korea will be a tough test for us,” head coach John Herdman said. “Our 1:3 loss to them in January this year and their recent win over Japan has shown we will need to be on our game to get a result while still developing our new playing models.”