Canadians in the NWSL: 2014 Review
We can’t talk about scoring and the women’s national team without discussing the much-anticipated return of Melissa Tancredi. Tancredi joined Chicago mid-season after taking a two-year hiatus from soccer to finish chiropractic school. It was always going to take some time to transition back into the game, but if returning to professional soccer was Tancredi’s first test, she passed. She looked lively up front for Chicago, and was able to generate some good attack after not much practice time with the team. Some still may be skeptical that the 32-year-old will be able to make an impact at the international level, with good reason, but Tancredi’s half season with Chicago shows that she still has something to contribute to the national team for a few more years.
To be honest, I’m not sure how someone who has seen Tanc play for the NT can doubt about the impact she can have, if only for the fact that she’s probably the best partner Sincy has up front. There’s no one who can find Sincy like Tanc, imo.
And then there’s the Quon Question. What is up with that…