Winnipeg soccer star keyed up for Canada vs. U.S.A. match Thursday

WINNIPEG – Desiree Scott will play her first home turf international game for Team Canada on Thursday in Winnipeg.

“Beyond excited,” Scott said about the opportunity to play for Canada in her hometown. “I’m over the moon.”

The defensive midfielder, who was part of the 2012 Olympic bronze-medal winning Canadian team, now plays for Notts County FC in England after stints with Kansas City and the Vancouver Whitecaps. The 2014 season is her first playing in the FA Women’s Super League.

Thursday will mark her first time playing an international game in front of a home crowd – and the first time her mom will be present while she plays for Canada.

“My mom is not a flyer,” she explained.

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Scott is a supporter of her hometown, often tweeting about her Winnipeg pride, and says she speaks up for the city on the team.

The last time she played in Winnipeg was when she with the University of Manitoba Bisons in 2010.

“It is going to have a little bit of added pressure,” she said about playing in Winnipeg. “I think the excitement will help a little bit.”

The whole team is pumped about playing in Canada, she said.

“This is going to be unbelievable.”


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