Chinese trip for Chilliwack soccer star Jordyn Huitema

The 18 year old has been named to the national team roster for the Four Nations Tournament.

Jordyn Huitema’s next international adventure is taking her to China.

The Chilliwack product has been named to Canada’s national team roster for the upcoming Four Nations Tournament.

Huitema’s crew gets rolling Nov. 7 against Brazil while China faces New Zealand.

The winners advance to a Nov. 10 final while the losers meet in a consolation match.

Games are taking place in Yongchuan.

“It’s great to have these women’s national team matches in November as we prepare for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada’s head coach. “The China tournament features semi-finals and a final, so we will really get that tournament feeling.

“It is the second time this fall we will travel to the region where the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be held, and despite the long travel and limited sessions in advance of tournament play, the benefits of playing two matches in a tournament setting against top international opponents in Asia outweighs the challenges.”

While Huitema remains one of the youngest players on the roster, she’s no longer the youngest.

Huitema is one of two 2001-born players on the team along with fullback Jayde Riviere.

Getting her first callup to the big roster at just 15 years old (born in 2003) is midfielder Olivia Smith from Ontario.

Canada has invited 23 players, including those playing pro in the National Women’s Soccer League, England, France, Sweden, and Italy.

Huitema is a pro player with Paris Saint-Germain, where she’s collected three goals in eight Division One and UEFA Champions League matches.

This will be Canada’s third appearance at the Four Nations Tournament.

The last time was in 2013 when Canada beat China 1-0 and fell 3-1 to the Korea Republic.

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