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Brittany Amanda Baxter (née Timko) (born 5 September 1985)[1] is a retired Canadian soccer player who last played for the Seattle Sounders Women of the W-League and earned 132 caps with the Canadian National Team.

Brittany Baxter
Brittany Timko in 2011.JPG
Personal information
Full name Brittany Amanda Baxter
Date of birth (1985-09-05) 5 September 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Nebraska Cornhuskers 71 (41)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Vancouver Whitecaps 17 (4)
2008–2009 Melbourne Victory 9 (2)
2009 Piteå IF 7 (0)
2010 SG Essen-Schönebeck 0 (0)
2014 Seattle Sounders Women 3 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Canada U-19 32 (16)
2002–2014 Canada 132 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 April 2015
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 November 2014

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Club CareerEdit

Baxter's first senior club team was Vancouver Whitecaps Women. She also played on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln soccer team from 2003 to 2007, graduating in May 2007. She then signed for Melbourne Victory of Australia's newly formed W-League in October 2008,[2] linking up with her former coach Matt Shepherd.[3]

In the first half of the 2009–10 season Baxter played in Sweden's Damallsvenskan league for Piteå IF,[4] and in the second played for SG Essen-Schönebeck.[5] She left Essen-Schönebeck during the summer of 2010.[6]

Baxter was signed by the Seattle Sounders Women in the W-League on May 2, 2014[7]

International careerEdit

Baxter enjoyed international success at the youth level, where she played mostly as a forward. She earned the Adidas Golden Shoe as top scorer at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship with seven goals in four games.

Baxter won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games soccer tournament when Canada defeated Brazil 4–3 in penalty kicks.

Baxter was a member of the two Olympic Teams for Canada, in 2008 and 2012. She won a bronze medal in 2012, when Canada defeated France 1–0 in the bronze medal match.

Baxter played in the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2007 and 2011. [8]

Baxter retired from professional soccer following the 2014 season. She finished her international career with 132 caps and 5 goals. [9] She was honoured by Canada Soccer in a halftime ceremony during a Canada vs. United States friendly on November 9, 2017 alongside teammates Chelsea Stewart and Kelly Parker.[10]

CoachingEdit

Since retiring from professional soccer, Baxter has moved into coaching. She is the head girls’ soccer coach at the Port Moody Soccer Association in British Columbia. [11]

Personal LifeEdit

Baxter and her husband Sean, have two children, a son, Johnny and a daughter Zoe. [11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athlete Detail Page – Brittany Baxter". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Victory Women on track for Westfield W-League debut". Melbourne Victory. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Victory in Melbourne » melbourne victory". Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 2 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Sidan kan inte hittas". Archived from the original on 23 October 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Wechselübersicht Frauenfußball Winter 2010".
  6. ^ "Wechselbörse – Saison 2010/11". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Sounders Sign Brittany Baxter from Canada National Team – Seattle Sounders Women".
  8. ^ "B.BAXTER". Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Brittany Timko Baxter (CAN)". Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  10. ^ "CSA to honour Brittany Baxter during Can v USA match Nov 9th". Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Brittany Timko: Women's soccer is in such a good place". 15 November 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2019.

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