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Introducing Kara Lang


Kara Lang was born in Calgary, but moved with her family to Oakville at an early age. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and began her development into a soccer superstar at the Oakville Soccer Club. She became the most decorated player in that club’s illustrious history.

At age 15, Kara Lang became the youngest player ever to play on Canada’s National Women’s Soccer Team.

She made her international debut at the Algarve Cup in Portugal, where, with a goal against Wales, Kara became the youngest woman ever, to score a goal in international competition.

Later that year, Lang led Canada to the finals of the FIFA U19 Championships in Edmonton. She scored three times in six games and added a clutch penalty kick goal in the semi final game against Brazil.

When she was just 16, Kara played in all six of Canada’s games at the 2003 FIFA Womens World Cup. She scored twice during the event, as well as a spectacular free kick against Sweden.

In 2005 Kara accepted a scholarship to play collegiate soccer at UCLA in the United States. She scored a record 17 goals in 24 games in her freshman year that helped UCLA to get to the NCAA championship game.

That same year, playing for Team Canada, Kara set the record for the fastest goal in an international match. She scored in just four seconds into a game against Mexico.

Her international career continued as she played for Canada in the Women’s World Cup in China, and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Lang scored the game winning goal against Argentina at these Olympics.

Kara Lang played one last time for Canada in November 2010, as the team won a FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in Mexico.

Unfortunately, knee injuries forced her to retire from soccer. In January 2011, before a large audience at the Oakville Soccer Club, where it all began, Kara announced the end of a magnificently distinguished 10 year soccer career.


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