Former Canadian goalkeeper Labbe named Whitecaps GM of women’s soccer


The Vancouver Whitecaps have employed former Canadian nationwide girls’s crew goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe as basic supervisor of the membership’s girls’s program.

The crew made the announcement Thursday, saying in a launch that Labbe will “oversee and rework” this system.

The function will embody evaluating the event of a girls’s home league, together with knowledgeable crew in Vancouver.

“Having the ability to have an effect on the subsequent era of gamers by my expertise, understanding and keenness for the sport excites me past phrases,” Labbe stated in a launch.

“I’ll proceed to push the envelope on what is feasible on this nation, and supply alternatives for our Canadian gamers to have the selection to remain dwelling in Canada to pursue their desires.”

Labbe, 35, introduced in January that she was retiring from enjoying and closed out her skilled profession with Paris Saint-Germain.

The native of Stony Plain, Alta., made 86 appearances for the nationwide squad, together with 81 begins, and earned 44 clear sheets.

Labbe was a vital piece in Canada’s gold-medal win over Sweden on the Tokyo Olympics, and helped the nation to bronze on the 2016 video games in Rio.


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