Player - Kara Lang

2004 HeadshotBorn in Calgary and raised in Oakville, Kara Lang made her debut with the senior Canadian Women's team on March 1st, 2002 in the Algarve Cup. She was 15 years old, and this remains a record for the youngest player to play for Canada. Her first goal, two days later against Wales, holds the same distinction. Later that year, Kara was part of the team that went all the way to the final in the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's Championship, scoring 3 goals. She carried that form over to the 2003 World Cup where, at 16, she played every game and scored 2 goals as the Canadians earned a fourth place finish, with none more important than the free kick she scored against Sweden in the semi-final. She was still young enough to be a part of the team that won the 2004 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship, and went on to represent Canada at the 2007 World Cup, the 2008 Olympics, and help them win the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Championship. Whilst she was playing for Canada, Lang was enrolled with UCLA, helping the Bruins to deep NCAA playoff runs every year she played, including an appearance at the final of the 2005 tournament, with Kara herself scoring eight goals over the course of six games. In 2011, after 92 caps and 35 goals, Kara retired from playing and transitioned to a broadcasting career. She is currently one of the lead analysts and sideline reporters for TSN soccer broadcasts.