Canadian midfielder set to play in Women’s Cup final at Wembley
After playing in front of packed stadiums at the Women’s World Cup this summer, Canadian international Desiree Scott can tick off another item on her bucket list.
On Saturday, the 27-year-old Winnipeg midfielder known as The Destroyer is set to play for her club side, Notts County Ladies, against Chelsea in the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley.
“It’s very exciting,” said Scott. “You can feel it within the team.”
“We’re all very pumped for it ... Every coffee shop we’re in, people are wishing us good luck,” she added.
Scott is the only Canadian currently playing in England’s Women’s Super League and, ac- cording to the Canadian Soccer Association, is the first Canadian to play in the Women’s Cup final
Canada did not play at Wembley during the 2012 Olympics but Scott and her fellow players received their bronze medals there.
“It’s an absolute dream for me,” she said.
It’s the first time the women’s final has been held at England’s national stadium and a record crowd is already assured with more than 27,000 tickets sold. The previous mark was 24,582, set in 2008 at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground.
Arsenal defeated Everton 2-0 in last year’s final before 15,000 at Stadium MK, home to English Championship side Milton Keynes Dons. In 2013, Arsenal beat Bristol Academy 3-0 in front of 4,988 at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.