Washington, D.C. — Goalie Erin McLeod, will play for her club the Washington Freedom and not for the Canadian women’s national soccer team, when the Freedom takes on Canada at George Mason Stadium this Sunday, May 23 at 5 p.m. McLeod is Canada’s starting goalie.
McLeod ultimately left the decision up to her coaches and it was decided she should stick with her club team.
“I am excited to show my teammates from back home what Freedom can do on the field,” McLeod said. “I am incredibly proud to play for my country and for Freedom. I think this really is the best of both worlds.”
The international friendly game between the Freedom and Canada will preview of what is to come in the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany. Washington Freedom has five top international players and two U.S. national team members on its roster, while Canada is ranked No. 10 in the FIFA rankings.
“We are thrilled that so many of the world’s top players are being showcased in our backyard on Sunday,” said Mark Washo, Washington Freedom President and General Manager. “This weekend’s game is definitely going to be a must-see and we hope to continue to host international friendly matches in the DC-area in the future.”
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