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Manitoba Bisons to watch former teammate, Desiree Scott, compete in Rio Olympics

Canada's Desiree Scott fights for the ball with England's Jodie Taylor during second half of FIFA World Cup quarter-final soccer action in 2015.
Canada's Desiree Scott fights for the ball with England's Jodie Taylor during second half of FIFA World Cup quarter-final soccer action in 2015. Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Bisons women’s soccer team will be coming together to root for former Bisons’ player and coach, Desiree Scott.

The opening ceremonies to the 2016 Olympic Summer Games are still a few days away, but Canada’s women’s soccer team taking on Australia Wednesday in Sao Paulo. Desiree Scott will be on the pitch to represent her country.

The Bisons soccer team will be cheering on the team and Scott from home. They’ll be hosting a viewing party at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus in Frank Kennedy Centre building from 1 to 3 p.m.

Scott made her Olympic debut in London in 2012 where Canada finished third. It was the first-ever Olympic medal for Canada’s women’s soccer team.

The midfielder was Scott was born and raised in Winnipeg and was a member of the inaugural women’s soccer team at the University of Manitoba in 2005. She has played professionally since 2006 and is currently a member of FC Kansas City.

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