TORONTO – Stephanie Labbé and Tajon Buchanan were named Canada Soccer Player of the Month in August. Labbé, from Stony Plain, Alta.

TORONTO – Stephanie Labbé and Tajon Buchanan were named Canada Soccer Player of the Month in August.

Labbé from Stony Plain, Alta., Helped Canada win gold at the Tokyo Olympics and denied Sweden with a dominant goal in the final penalty shoot-out.

Buchanan of Brampton, Ontario scored three goals and added an assist for the MLS-leading New England Revolution.

Labbé played five games at the Olympics and helped Canada to another penalty shoot-out against Brazil in the quarter-finals. She scored a clean sheet in the 1-0 semi-final win against the top-ranked American

Both players switched in August when Labbé left the Swedish FC Rosengard for Paris Saint-Germain, where she will play alongside her Canadian compatriots Ashley Lawrence and Jordyn Huitema.

Buchanan, who also won the Canada Soccer Award in July, moved to Belgian club Brugge but will end the MLS season on loan with New England.

Canada’s Football Player of the Month

August 2021 – Tajon Buchanan and Stephanie Labbé.

July 2021 – Tajon Buchanan and Vanessa Gilles.

June 2021 – Alphonso Davies and Ashley Lawrence.

May 2021 – Jonathan David and Christine Sinclair.

April 2021 – Jonathan David and Evelyn Viens.

March 2021 – Cyle Larin and Jessie Fleming.

February 2021 – Alphonso Davies and Shelina Zadorsky.

January 2021 – Cyle Larin and Ashley Lawrence.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 1, 2021

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