🔵 Ashley Lawrence makes her debut, and Jessie Flemings marks her 100th appearance for Chelsea. While many watched Arsenal versus Manchester City in the Premier League, WSL’s Man City VS Chelsea rivalled the Prem matchup. Unlike the prem match, this game had two goals, one red card and dramatic moments. Moreover, Canada had two starters and were pivotal players in the WSL matchup. Jessie Fleming made her 100th appearance for Chelsea and started in the #10 position. Ashley Lawrence made her debut for Chelsea at right-back. Man City went up 1-0 with an insane Chloe Kelly screamer in the 6th minute. Drama of the game: Alex Greenwood. Remember when Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso got a red card for time-wasting in a free kick against Ajax in 2010/11? The same situation happened when Alex Greenwood took 30 seconds to take a free kick. She received a red. Later in the game, Lauren Hemp received a second yellow for a foul on Lauren James. City is down to nine. In the 96th minute, Guro Reiten scored a close-range goal against City, equalizing the game. Wild. See? It's way more exciting than Arsenal versus Man City. Highlights can be found here.
😬 Central Alberta Soccer Association president was suspended for “disgusting and offensive” emails. Alberta Soccer has suspended regional president Jon Mulder in emails displaying disdain toward diversity initiatives and the governing body’s effort to encourage the participation of girls, women, minorities and LGBTQ community members. The suspended regional president, Jon Mulder, has remarked on the diversity initiative as “discriminating towards Canadians, especially young males of European descent.” Lisa Grant, the executive director of Alberta Soccer, confirmed that Jon Mulder had been suspended on Thursday.
🇨🇦 November schedule for CanMNT: Nations League Quarter Final and Copa America qualifier. Canada Soccer has announced that BMO Field will host the pivotal matchup in October. The Concacaf quarter-final game will double as a qualifying match for 2024 Copa America. Canada will play in a two-legged match on November 21. If Canada were to lose, they would have another opportunity to qualify for Copa America in a play-in match in the States. One thing is for sure: November in Canada is Iceteca. On the shores of Lake Ontario, pray that Canada’s opponent gets frostbite. But also, don’t need to pray for the opposition.
🇵🇹 Marie-Yasmine Alidou is the main character of Benfica. The Montreal-born player is making Lisbon her home. Benfica defeated Apollon 7-0 this week in a UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifier. Since joining Benfica from Famalicão, she has become a key fixture for Benfica’s lineup. Moreover, she has earned a call-up to Canada due to her performance. The former Université de Montréal Carabins star inherits Cloé Lacasse’s spot as a star Canadian player in the Portuguese capital.