Candace Chapman

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Candace Chapman
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Chapman with the Spirit in 2013
Personal information
Full nameCandace Marie Chapman
Date of birth (1983-04-02) 2 April 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Defender
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2001–2005 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 92 (20)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2001, 2003 Toronto Inferno
2005 Atlanta Silverbacks 10 (0)
2006–2008 Vancouver Whitecaps
2009 Boston Breakers 11 (0)
2010 FC Gold Pride 21 (0)
2011 Western New York Flash 12 (0)
2013 Washington Spirit 8 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Canada U-19 23 (8)
2002–2012 Canada 114 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Candace Marie Margaret Chapman (born 2 April 1983, in Port of Spain) is a retired Trinidad and Tobago-born, Canadian soccer player. From Ajax, Ontario, she played as a defender and was a member of the Canadian national team. She is currently a youth team national coach. [1]

Port of Spain Capital City in City of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago Island country in the Caribbean Sea

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Canadians citizens of Canada

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Early life

Chapman was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with majors in sociology and computer applications.

University of Notre Dame Private Catholic university in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

The University of Notre Dame du Lac is a private Catholic research university in Notre Dame, Indiana, outside the city of South Bend. The main campus covers 1,261 acres (510 ha) in a suburban setting and it contains a number of recognizable landmarks, such as the Golden Dome, the Word of Life mural, the Notre Dame Stadium, and the Basilica. The school was founded on November 26, 1842, by Edward Sorin, who was also its first president.

Club career

After being named as a discovery player by the Boston Breakers of WPS on 16 January 2009, [2] she played with them for the 2009 season. She subsequently agreed to terms with FC Gold Pride for the 2010 season. [3] Following Gold Pride's folding, [4] she signed for Western New York Flash, where she played the 2011 season along with fellow Canadian and national team captain Christine Sinclair.For the 2013 NWSL season Chapman joined Washington Spirit in the new National Women's Soccer League. Because she holds US permanent residency, she was not subject to the league's limit on international players.

The 2009 Women's Professional Soccer season served as the inaugural season for WPS, the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. The regular season began on March 29 and ended on August 9, with the postseason being held between August 15 and 21.

FC Gold Pride association football club

FC Gold Pride was an American professional soccer club based in Santa Clara, California which participated in Women's Professional Soccer. The club replaced the San Jose CyberRays of the defunct Women's United Soccer Association as the top-level women's soccer team in the San Francisco Bay Area. FC Gold Pride moved to its final home of Pioneer Stadium on the campus of CSU East Bay in June 2010 after opening their 2010 home schedule at the Castro Valley High School Athletic Stadium. The club ceased operations in November 2010 after struggling financially and being unable to find new investors.

The 2010 Women's Professional Soccer season was the second season for the WPS, the top level professional women's soccer league in the United States. Regular season champion FC Gold Pride won the WPS Championship on September 26 with a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Independence.

International career

On 6 August 2008, Chapman scored the first point in the first event at the 2008 Summer Olympics with her goal against Argentina in the 27th minute in Tianjin, China. [5]

2008 Summer Olympics Games of the XXIX Olympiad, held in Beijing in 2008

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad and commonly known as Beijing 2008, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 8–24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.

The Argentina women's national football team represents Argentina in international women's football.

Tianjin Municipality in Peoples Republic of China

Tianjin, alternatively romanized as Tientsin, is a municipality and a coastal metropolis in Northern China on the shore of Bohai Sea, it is one of the nine national central cities in Mainland China, with a total population of 15,621,200 as of 2016 estimation. Its built-up area, made up of 12 central districts, was home to 12,491,300 inhabitants in 2016 and is also the world's 29th-largest agglomeration and 11th-most populous city proper.

Chapman received her 100th cap against Mexico on 27 January 2012. The game ended in a 3–1 victory for Canada. She won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics when Canada defeated France 1–0 on 9 August 2012. [6] [7] As of May 2018 she is an assistant coach for the Arlington Soccer Association. [8]

Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Womens tournament 2012 edition of the womens association football tournament during the Olympic Summer Games

The women's football tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held in London and five other cities in the United Kingdom from 25 July to 9 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to enter their women's teams in regional qualifying competitions, from which 11 teams, plus the hosts Great Britain reached the final tournament. There are no age restrictions for the players participating in the tournament. It is the first major FIFA affiliated women's tournament to be staged within the United Kingdom, and marked the first time a team representing Great Britain took part in the women's tournament.

Coaching career

Candace continues to coach throughout Maryland with the private coaching service, CoachUp. [9]

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