Adriana Leon ’10 is once again representing Canada this summer at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The former CDS soccer star and current West Ham United footballer is making her second World Cup appearance for Canada after featuring heavily in the 2015 tournament which took place in Canada.
The pacey striker led the way in qualifying for Canada scoring six goals in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, including four goals versus Cuba, boosting her tally to 15 goals in 57 appearances.
In Canada’s first game of the tournament, Leon stayed on the bench as Canada successfully held onto a tight 1-0 lead to beat Cameroon. Canada faces off against New Zealand this Saturday on 3 p.m. (TSN) before facing the Netherlands next week in what should be the match that decides the group winner.
We wish Adriana and the National Team the best of luck this tournament as we watch intently!