Nichelle Prince, Jayde Riviere back in Canadian squad

Both players are expected to feature in next month's friendlies vs. Mexico after being sidelined with injuries for several months.

Nichelle Prince, Jayde Riviere back in Canadian squad

The Canadian women’s team has received a major boost ahead of this summer's Olympics with the return of forward Nichelle Prince and defender Jayde Riviere following lengthy injury layoffs. 

On Thursday, coach Bev Priestman announced her 25-player roster for a pair of upcoming friendlies vs. Mexico, and included in her squad were Prince and Riviere who are both coming back from serious injuries. Their inclusion in this latest Canadian roster bodes well for Priestman in terms of their participation for the Paris Olympics.

Canada meets Mexico on June 1 in Montreal and June 4 in Toronto in a pair of Olympic tune-up games. 

Priestman's squad for the Mexico matches also features captain Jessie Fleming, goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan, defenders Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence, midfielder Julia Grosso, and forwards Adriana Leon and Jordyn Huitema. Leon was the top scorer (six goals) at this year’s Concacaf W Gold Cup and was also named to the tournament’s Best XI alongside Fleming and Lawrence.