Former JMU player to start for Canada in Women’s World Cup

Former JMU women’s soccer All-America Christina “Corky” Julien (JMU ’10) was in the starting lineup for Canada in its match vs. France Thursday in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Julien played 60 minutes in the contest for Canada, which lost 4-0 to France in the team’s second game of three matches in group play.

Julien made her 29th international appearance with Canada since joining the team in February 2009.

She is the first JMU player to participate in a World Cup competition.

Canada is now 0-2 in the tournament, including a defeat to tournament host and two-time World Cup champion Germany on June 26.

Canada is making its fifth consecutive World Cup appearance. The 22-day event is being held in nine cities across Germany and concludes with a July 17 final in Frankfurt.

Canada’s remaining match in group A play is July 7 vs. Nigeria in Dresden.

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