2012 Olympian - Canada / Pro Women's Soccer: Seattle Reign (NWSL)
2003, 2011 & 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Participant - Canada
@CMoscato4 - TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
STATUS: RETIRED FROM OLYMPIC COMPETITION; PROFESSIONAL SOCCER PLAYER
OLYMPIC MEDALIST. PAN AM GAMES GOLD MEDALIST. WORLD CUP PARTICIPANT.
Carmelina Moscato made her Olympic Games debut for Canada in London 2012 and was a member of the historic bronze medal winning team. The team's medal was the first for Canada in a Summer Olympic team sport since 1936. She also played professionally in the National Women’s Soccer League and a recently retired defender with the Canadian National Women’s Soccer Team.
At just 16 years of age, Moscato made her Canadian U19 National Team debut in 2001. She went on to capture a silver medal at the inaugural 2002 FIFA Women’s World Championships, playing all six matches, helping Canada reach the final before losing to the United States and making the tournament All-Star Team.
Moscato was a member of three FIFA Women’s World Cup teams in 2003, 2011 and most recently 2015 where Canada advanced to the Quarter Final (vs England) in front of record breaking Canadian packed 54,000 fans at BC Place in Vancouver.
At age 23, she accepted an assistant coaching job at the University of Louisville, but after two years ('07-'09) she realized her playing days were not over and rejoined the Canadian Women's National Team in 2009, under Carolina Morace. She won the W-League title in 2004 with the Vancouver Whitecaps and made her return to the club in 2009. She also played for the Ottawa Fury from 2005-2007.
Following the 2012 Summer Olympics, Carmelina returned to coaching while remaining with the Canadian Women's National Team by becoming an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin for the 2012-13 school year.
In the Winter of 2013, the National Women's Soccer League was formed under the ownership of U.S. Soccer with players being allocated by Canada Soccer, the Mexican Soccer Federation, U.S. Soccer and players being drafted to play in the league as well as signing as free agents. The league would be played from April - August during non World Cup & Olympic years. During World Cup & Olympic years the league would go on hiatus around those events and conclude in September.
Carmelina was allocated by Canada Soccer to play for the Chicago Red Stars. Midway through the 2013 campaign she was traded to the Boston Breakers. For the 2014 season, she was traded for fellow Canadian national player (Kaylyn Kyle) to the Seattle Reign. She played for Seattle during the 2014 & 2015 seasons. During the off season away from the NWSL, she played professionally in the W-League in Australia for the Western Sydney Wanderers in the Fall 2015-Winter 2016 season.
Her university playing days ended with four Big Ten Titles and two appearances in the NCAA Final Four with Penn State University. She also played professionally for clubs in Italy and Sweden from 2009-2012 prior to the London 2012 Olympics.