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Erin Katrina McLeod (born February 26, 1983 in St. AlbertCanada) is a Canadian football (soccer) player. She is a member of the Canada women's national football team and currently plays for Houston Dash in the National Women's Soccer League. She is also a Right To Play ambassador.[1]

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 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit]Edit

Erin McLeod was born in St. Albert, Alberta. Both of her parents were born in Victoria, BC... moved with her family to Indonesia, but then moved back to Calgary to live with her grandmother... she was four years old when she first played soccer for St. Albert... favourites have included Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers... has a tattoo on her forearm representing her immediate family (”V”)... shaped and coloured her hairstyle (red and white) before the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Canada 2002 final... as a youth player in 2002, was noted by the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Technical Study Group (”self-assured in all situations, good positioning, organised defence well”)... as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration in 2012, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI women’s team...[2]

Southern Methodist University[edit]Edit

McLeod attended Southern Methodist University and played for the Mustangs from 2001-2002. McLeod was named to the NSCAA Central All-Region team in both years. She was also named first team All-Conference in both seasons. After her sophomore year she transferred to Penn State.

Penn State University[edit]Edit

McLeod attended Penn State University.

Playing career[edit]Edit

Club[edit]Edit

McLeod won two W-League titles with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2004 and 2006.[3]

Erin played for the Washington Freedom in the WPS from 2009–2010.[1]

In 2013 she joined Chicago Red Stars in the new National Women's Soccer League

In 2014 she was traded to the expansion Houston Dash for fellow Canadian international Melissa Tancredi.[4]

International[edit]Edit

[1][2]Erin Mcleod, in Germany 2011 FIFA women's world cup

McLeod was the starting goalkeeper for the Canada women's national soccer team at the 2007 World Cup and 2008 Beijing Olympics. Erin was also the starting goalkeeper for the Canadian National Team at the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship.

McLeod made her first appearance for the Canada women's national football team in 2002 and played two of the team's three matches at the 2007 World Cup, where the team went out in the group stage. She also played every match in the qualifying campaign for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[3]

McLeod became an Olympic medalist on August 9, 2012 after playing in goal for Canada against France in the bronze-medal match in the 2012 Summer Olympics, a match Canada won 1–0 in the final seconds.

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