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Jordyn Pamela Huitema (born May 8, 2001) is a Canadian football player who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in Division 1 Féminine. She is a member of the Canada women's national soccer team.

Jordyn Huitema
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Huitema playing for Canada against the United States in San Jose, California on November 12, 2017
Personal information
Full name Jordyn Pamela Huitema
Date of birth (2001-05-08) May 8, 2001 (age 18)
Place of birth Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 23
Youth career
2005–2011 Chilliwack FC
2012–2014 Surrey United
2015–2019 Vancouver Whitecaps Girls Elite
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 TSS FC Rovers 0 (0)
2019– Paris Saint-Germain 0 (0)
National team
2014–2016 Canada U15 11 (8)
2016–2018 Canada U17 18 (8)
2017– Canada U20 6 (6)
2017– Canada 21 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 4, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 8, 2019

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Huitema was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. She began playing football at four years old with Chilliwack FC.[1] She attended middle school at Rosedale Middle School in Chilliwack.[2] Her brother Brody was a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program and played for Duke University.[3][4] Her brother Trent Huitema played ice hockey in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the Humboldt Broncos.[5][6]

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Huitema would sign with TSS FC Rovers of the Women's Premier Soccer League for the 2018 season.[7]

On July 23, 2018 it was announced that Huitema would play with PSG Féminines during the 2018 Women's International Champions Cup (WICC). She did not sign a professional contract with the team, allowing her to maintain college eligibility.[8] She started for PSG during their pre season friendly against Manchester City Women on July 24 in Portland.[9] Huitema was also in the starting lineup for PSG's semi-final match in the International Champions Cup, they lost 2–1 to the North Carolina Courage.[10]

On January 24, 2019, Huitema announced that she would forgo college and turn pro.[11] On May 17, 2019, PSG confirmed Huitema had signed a four-year contract with the club. [12]

InternationalEdit

Youth teamsEdit

Huitema made her first junior appearance for Canada with the national under-15 team on August 7, 2014 against Puerto Rico in a 5–0 victory at the CONCACAF Girls Under-15 Championship.[13] The Canadians would go on to win the inaugural edition of the tournament in a penalty shoot-out,[14] with Huitema scoring the winning shoot-out goal.[15] She would go on to make 10 more appearances for the under-15 squad. Huitema's debut for the under-17 team came on March 3, 2016 at the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship in a 3–0 win against Guatemala.[16] Huitema played in the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[17] There, she scored her first goal in FIFA competition in a 3–2 win over Cameroon.[18] She made 7 more appearances for the under-17 team. On July 6, 2017, Huitema made her first appearance for the under-20 team, scoring a goal in a 4–1 win over the United States.[19] After scoring in a 3–1 loss to China in an under 17 match on July 12, 2017, Huitema became the first Canadian to score for the under 17, under 20 and senior national team in the same calendar year.[20] In 2017, she was named the Canada U17 Female Player of the Year for her performances with the U-17, U-20 and senior teams throughout the year.[21] On January 12, 2018, Huitema was named to Canada's squad for the 2018 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago.[22] In the first game of the tournament, Huitema scored twice in a 3–1 win over Costa Rica.[23] In the second game, Huitema scored a hat-trick in a 4–1 win over hosts Trinidad & Tobago, which clinched Canada's progress into the semi-finals.[24] She would play 66 minutes in a 4–0 victory over Haiti which resulted in Canada winning their group.[25] In the semi-finals against Mexico, Huitema played the full game in a 1–1 draw. Canada would lose the match 4–3 on penalty kicks in which Huitema saw her attempt saved.[26] Canada would require a win over Haiti in the third place match to qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France later in the year.[27] Canada would lose the match by a score of 1–0 and fail to qualify for the U-20 World Cup.[28] Huitema was the tournament's top scorer with five goals and was named to the Best XI of the championship.[29][30]

Senior teamEdit

Her senior national team debut came on March 8, 2017 in the final of the 2017 Algarve Cup versus Spain.[31] The cap made her the third youngest player to appear in a match for the senior national team.[32] Her first goal for the senior team came on June 11, 2017 in a friendly against Costa Rica at BMO Field in Toronto.[33] The tally made her the second youngest goal scorer in the history of the national team.[34] She would score a second goal less than a minute later.[35][36] Huitema received a call-up to the national team for a two game friendly series against the United States on November 9 and 12, 2017.[37] She came into the first game as a substitute in the 90th minute for Janine Beckie at BC Place in Vancouver.[38] In February 2018, Huitema was called into Canada's squad for the 2018 Algarve Cup by new coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller.[39] Huitema would start the second match for Canada against Russia, drawing a first half penalty which was converted by captain Christine Sinclair, the lone goal in a 1–0 victory.[40]

On May 25, 2019 she was named In the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[41]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

As of May 24, 2019
Canada national team
Year Caps Goals
2017 7 2
2018 8 4
2019 6 0
Total 21 6

International goalsEdit

Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)
Location Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
Lineup Start – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) – captain
Sorted by minutes played

# NumberOfGoals.goalNumber scored by the player in the match (alternate notation to Goal in match)
Min The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.
Assist/pass The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.
penalty or pk Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)
Score The match score after the goal was scored.
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
Result The final score.

Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation

aet The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time
Light-purple background colorexhibition or closed door international friendly match
Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament
Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match
Light-blue background color – FIFA women's world cup qualification match
Orange background color – Olympic women's football tournament
Blue background color – FIFA women's world cup final tournament

NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player


Goal
Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. June 11, 2017 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada   Costa Rica

5950.09005 5–0

6050.10005 6–0

Friendly
2.

5950.09005 6–0

3. October 8, 2018 H-E-B Park, Edinburg   Cuba

5950.09005 2–0

6050.10005 12–0

2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship
4.

5950.09005 5–0

5.

5950.09005 6–0

6.

5950.09005 11–0

HonoursEdit

IndividualEdit

  • Best XI at the CONCACAF Girls’ Under-15 Championship: 2016[42]
  • Canada U17 Female Player of the Year: 2017
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC Most Promising Player–Female: 2017[43]
  • Best XI at the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship: 2018[29]
  • Golden Boot at the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship: 2018[30]

ReferencesEdit

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