Alphonso Davies and Ashley Lawrence have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for November 2019. Davies and Lawrence starred for both club and country during the month, with Davies at FC Bayern Munich in Germany and Lawrence at Paris Saint-Germain FC in France.
Davies started at left back in all six matches for Bayern during the month of November, including back-to-back wins in UEFA Champions League as the German club clinched first place in Group B and earned a spot in the Round of 16.
In France, Lawrence started two of three matches as Paris Saint-Germain maintained second place in the league table. During the international window, she recorded two assists in a 3:0 win over New Zealand, including the Christine Sinclair winner in the first half.
This marks the second time Lawrence wins Player of the Month honours this year, having previously capped the honour in June after the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
During the month of November, Jonathan David continued his hot streak as he scored in three successive league matches and helped KAA Gent qualify for the next round of UEFA Europa League. From January through November, David has scored 28 goals for club and country. Sinclair, meanwhile, scored her 183rd international goal, just two back of setting a new world record. She will have a chance to set the record at the upcoming 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in January and February.
Forge FC Hamilton, meanwhile, won the inaugural Canadian Premier League Championship across a two-leg series with Cavalry FC, with captain Kyle Bekker lifting the North Star Shield. At the end of the season, the CPL Awards Banquet honoured Tristan Borges(Player of the Year, Best Canadian U-21 Player, Golden Boot), Calgary’s Marco Carducci (Golden Glove), and Calgary’s Tommy Wheeldon, Jr. (Coach of the Year).
CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS of the MONTH
November 2019 – Alphonso Davies and Ashley Lawrence
October 2019 – Stephanie Labbé and Samuel Piette
September 2019 – Janine Beckie and Jonathan David
August 2019 – Maxime Crépeau and Sabrina D’Angelo
July 2019 – Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair, Samuel Charron
June 2019 – Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence