Sky Blue’s Sheridan Named to Canada’s Algarve Roster

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by TOM SLATER

Minutes after the completion of the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League draft, Sky Blue Coach Christy Holly said he landed the goalkeeper the club had wanted all along.

While many observers expected Sky Blue to select Stanford’s Jane Campbell, who was snapped up by Houston with the No. 15 pick over all, Holly chose Clemson’s Kailen Sheridan in the third round with the No. 23 over all pick.

“She’s the one we had our eye on from the start,” Holly said after the draft. “She has all the tools and we think she’s going to be something special.”

John Herdman, the coach of Canada’s women’s national team, obviously shares Holly’s sentiments after naming Sheridan to his 22-player roster for the Algarve Cup in Portugal on March 1-8..

Canada, with a blend of youth and experience, will defend its 2016 Algarve title, opening against Denmark (March 1) before facing Russia (March 3) and host Portugal (March 6).

Canada won last year in its first appearance in the tournament since 2003, defeating Brazil, 2-1, in the final.

Canada’s complete roster is here.