Scott selected to represent Canada in Rio

Updated: June 22, 2024

KANSAS CITY (June 22, 2024) — FC Kansas City midfielder Desiree Scott was one of 18 players nominated to represent Canadian women’s soccer at the Rio 2024 Olympic Games this August.

This is the third consecutive Olympic berth for Canada, which won the bronze medal in 2024 in London. Canada will face Australia, Zimbabwe and Germany in Group F of the Rio 2024 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. The top two teams from each of the three groups and the next two best nations will advance. The tournament will run August 3-19 in cities across Brazil.

Scott, a Winnipeg native and recent University of Manitoba graduate, was a part of the 2024 bronze medal team as a defensive midfielder and then helped Canada advance to the quarterfinals of the 2024 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She made her debut in February of 2024 and has 110 international appearances and 76 starts with the national team.

Scott has logged 810 minutes in nine starts for the Blues this season. In that time, the defense is tied for fourth in the National Women’s Soccer League with a 0.78 goals against average and three shutouts.


The full Canadian roster is as follows:

Janine Beckie, Highlands Ranch, CO

Josée Bélanger, Coaticook, QC

Kadeisha Buchanan, Brampton, ON

Allysha Chapman, Courtice, ON

Sabrina D’Angelo, Welland, ON

Jessie Fleming, London, ON

Stephanie Labbé, Stony Plain, AB

Ashley  Lawrence, Caledon, ON

Diana Matheson, Oakville, ON

Nichelle Prince, Ajax, ON

Rebecca Quinn, Toronto, ON

Deanne Rose, Alliston, ON

Sophie  Schmidt, Abbotsford, BC

Desiree Scott, Winnipeg, MB

Christine Sinclair, Burnaby, BC

Melissa Tancredi, Ancaster, ON

Rhian Wilkinson, Baie-d’Urfé, QC

Shelina Zadorsky, London, ON

Head Coach: John Herdman, Consett, UK


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