Cyle Larin and Jessie Fleming were named Canadian Football Player of the Month for March. Larin finished four times in Canada’s World Cup qualifying victories against Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

Cyle Larin and Jessie Fleming were named Canadian Football Player of the Month for March.

Larin finished four times in Canada’s World Cup qualifying victories against Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. Fleming helped England win the Continental League Cup and advance to the semi-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Larin scored three goals in the 5-1 win over Bermuda, making it the third Canadian to score a hat trick in the World Cup qualifier (after Alex Bunbury in 1992 and Simeon Jackson in 2011).

The 25-year-old from Brampton, Ontario also scored an 11-0 win over the Cayman Islands.

At the club level, Larin scored a goal in March and added an assist in four league games as Besiktas took the top spot in the Turkish super league. He also scored in extra time to bring Besiktas to the Turkish Cup final for the first time since 2011.

Fleming helped Chelsea FC win the FA Women’s League Cup for the first time, playing the full 90 minutes in a 6-0 win over Bristol City. The 23-year-old from London, Ontario became the second Canadian to win the trophy two years after Janine Beckie won with Manchester City.

In the FA Women’s Super League, Fleming played in three games in March when Chelsea finished first, two points clear of Man City.

Fleming was one of six Canadians to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. For the first time, Canadians were featured in all four series. Other participants were Beckie (Manchester City), Stephanie Labbe (FC Rosengard, Sweden), Jordyn Huitema and Ashley Lawrence (Paris Saint-Germain, France) and Kadeisha Buchanan (Lyon, France).

PLAYER OF THE MONTH: March 2021 – Cyle Larin and Jessie Fleming February 2021 – Alphonso Davies and Shelina Zadorsky January 2021 – Cyle Larin and Ashley Lawrence

This Canadian press report was first published on April 1, 2021

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