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Carmelina Moscato
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-05-02) May 2, 1984 (age 39)
Place of birth Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club UANL (women) (coach)
Youth career
Dixie SC
Burlington Flames
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Vancouver Whitecaps
2005–2008 Ottawa Fury
2009–2010 UPC Tavagnacco 15 (1)
2011 Piteå IF 10 (1)
2012 Dalsjöfors GoIF 1 (0)
2013 Chicago Red Stars 5 (0)
2013 Boston Breakers 5 (0)
2014–2015 Seattle Reign 1 (0)
2015–2016 Western Sydney Wanderers 9 (2)
National team
2002 Canada U20 6 (0)
2002–2015 Canada 94 (2)
Teams managed
2016 Canada U15 (women)
2018–2020 Canada U20 (women)
2021–2022 FC Nordsjælland (women)
2022– Tigres UANL Femenil
Women's football
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Bronze 2012 London Team
CONCACAF W Championship
Winner 2010 Mexico
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:49, May 31, 2015 (UTC)

Carmelina Moscato (born May 2, 1984) is a Canadian soccer coach and former professional player. She currently coaches Liga MX Femenil club Tigres UANL. She played as a centreback for UPC Tavagnacco in the Serie A, for Piteå IF and Dalsjöfors GoIF in the Damallsvenskan, for Chicago Red Stars, Boston Breakers and Seattle Reign FC in the NWSL, and for Western Sydney Wanderers in the Australian W-League. She also represented the Canadian women's national team. She served as the Commissioner of League1 Ontario Women's Division from September 2019 until December 2020. She also served as the Director of Women's Football for the Bahamas Football Association.

Early life

Born in Mississauga, Ontario, to Sicilian-born parents, Moscato began playing soccer at the age of four when she started playing for Dixie SC. She attended St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in Mississauga where she was named Most Valuable Player. She also played for the club team Burlington Flames.

College career

Moscato attended Pennsylvania State University from 2002 to 2005 and helped the Nittany Lions win four Big Ten regular season championships. During her time at Penn State, the team earned appearances in the College Cup semifinals in 2002 and 2005.

Club career

From Canada to Italy and Sweden, 2005–2011

Moscato joined the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2003 and played 256 minutes during her five appearances. In 2004, she helped the Whitecaps win their first W-League championship title. She scored three goals and three assists that season before joining Ottawa Fury in 2005. She sits 15th all-time amongst Whitecaps players after recording five goals and five assists in 14 appearances.

Moscato spent 2009 to 2010 with UPC Tavagnacco in the Serie A, the top division of soccer in Italy, before joining the national team camp to train heading into the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. She scored once in 15 league appearances playing as a defender. In July 2011, Moscato joined Canadian national teammates Melissa Tancredi and Stephanie Labbé to play for Piteå IF, a club in the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She started in all ten of her appearances with the club and scored one goal. She also made one appearance for Dalsjöfors GoIF in 2012.

NWSL, 2013–2015

In 2013, she joined Chicago Red Stars for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) as part of the NWSL Player Allocation. She made five appearances for the club. On June 29, 2013, it was announced that she had been traded to the Boston Breakers in exchange for her Canadian national teammate, Adriana Leon. She made five appearances for the Breakers during the remainder of the season. On September 10, 2013, she was traded to Seattle Reign FC in exchange for fellow Canadian national team player Kaylyn Kyle in preparation for the 2014 season.

International career


At just 16 years of age, Moscato made her Canadian U-20 national team debut on February 6, 2001, during a 3–2 defeat against Finland at the Adidas Cup in Houston, Texas. She represented Canada during the country's hosting of the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship, playing all six matches and helping Canada reach the final before losing to the United States.

On April 3, 2002, Moscato earned her first cap with Canada's senior team, playing 19 minutes in a 0–0 draw against Australia. Moscato has played in major tournaments such as the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in 2004. After taking a two-year hiatus from the game, she returned to the international scene in 2009, and played for Canada during the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Some of her most notable successes with the team include winning the 2010 CONCACAF Tournament in Cancun, the Cyprus Cup in March 2011, and the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Coaching career

Moscato was an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin. She used to be an assistant coach for the Louisville Cardinals.

In August 2016, Moscato coached Canada's women's under-15 squad to the second place in the 2016 CONCACAF Girls' U-15 Championship.

In 2017, she was the Talent Manager of the Canadian REX Development program before serving as an assistant coach with the Canadian women's U20 team from 2018 to 2020. In 2019, she served as the Technical Director for youth soccer team Kleinburg Nobleton SC.

Moscato became the head coach of the FC Nordsjælland women's team, a role she started in July 2021.

In June 2022, she was named Technical Director and head coach Liga MX Femenil club Tigres UANL becoming both the first woman and first foreigner to hold the role.

Administrative career

Moscato worked in Australia as Director and Coach of the Illawarra Stingrays Women's Senior Program for with the NSW NPL Domestic League.

In September 2019, Moscato was named as the Commissioner of League1 Ontario Women's Division. In December 2020, she left the position.

In February 2021, she was named as the Director of Women's Football for the Bahamas Football Association, but departed later that year.





Tigres UANL

  • Liga MX Femenil: Apertura 2022
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