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Canadian women open home season in return to Winnipeg on May 8

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The 2014 schedule for Canada’s Women’s National Team includes tilts against some familiar and formidable foes as well as a return to Winnipeg.

Canada's soccer superstar Christine Sinclair leads the London 2012 Olympic bronze medalists into the first game of the home portion of the schedule on May 8 when they'll host the U.S. in an International Friendly at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg.

It will be the first Women’s National Team appearance in Winnipeg since 1990, when Canada hosted its first-ever women’s international match in the Manitoba capital.

Winnipeg is one of the six Official Host Cities for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

Tickets for the Canada-U.S. match go on sale via Ticketmaster on Feb. 14. They’ll start at $20 (plus applicable fees). Special group discounts and a reduced family pack will also be offered.

Vancouver will also be the site of a showdown with Germany on June 18. Canada has never defeated the Germans, but the last two results were close encounters that were both decided by one goal.

Tickets for Canada-Germany go on sale Feb. 21. They’ll be available starting at $20 (plus applicable fees).

The Canadians head back to Edmonton for a marquee match-up against reigning FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions Japan at Commonwealth Stadium on Oct. 25.

It will be the first of a pair of Women’s International Friendlies between Canada and Japan. The second match is slated for Vancouver on Oct. 28.

Canada’s last visit to Edmonton in October drew more than 12,500 fans. They witnessed a 3-0 win by the home side.

Tickets for the Canada-Japan match on Oct. 25 go on sale via Ticketmaster following the conclusion of this summer’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014.

Single tickets for the Canada-Japan clash in October go on sale at a later date, but a two-match pack, featuring both the Germany and Japan matches will be on sale Feb. 21 starting at $36 (plus applicable fees).

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