Canada’s Jayde Riviere to play in WSL with Manchester United | OneFootball

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·27 January 2023

Canada’s Jayde Riviere to play in WSL with Manchester United

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MIAMI – The young talent that develops around the different Concacaf countries is seen and followed by all of the scouting departments in the most important leagues around the world. Manchester United followed Canada international Jayde Riviere, offering the 21-year-old DF her first professional football contract.

Riviere is one of the newest additions to the English Women’s Super League team, which currently sits in the top position of the table. Manchester United are looking to reinforce all positions and go as far as possible in all domestic competitions, in addition to qualifying to the most prestigious international club competition in Europe, the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Riviere is no stranger to big tournaments, as she was part of the Canada Women’s National Team that were crowned Olympic Champions at Tokyo 2020. But this was not the first time that Riviere was part of a Canadian squad, as she has been a mainstay for Canadian national teams since she was 14 years old. Her first call to represent her country was for the 2016 Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship, and then later she became one of the key players on several Canada U-17 and U-20 teams.

In 2017 she was called up to the Canadian Senior Women's National Team, playing friendlies and contributing every time she had the chance. This hard work paid off, as she became one of the players that represented Canada at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, taking the pitch in three matches.

During Canada’s run to Gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Riviere came off the bench in four different matches, including the Final against Sweden. She also participated in the 2022 Concacaf W Championship that took place in Monterrey, Mexico, in which Canada qualified to be part of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place later this year in Australia/New Zealand, in addition to earning a place in the Olympic playoffs for a chance to to defend their title at Paris 2024.

At such a young age, she arrives to Manchester United as a professional after playing for the University of Michigan in the NCAA. Riviere should be ready to take on big challenges, face some of the best players in the world in one of the most competitive leagues in women’s football, and keep working to make herself known in England and the rest of the world.

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