Jessie Fleming

Chelsea midfielder Jessie Fleming to captain Canada at Arnold Clark Cup

Bev Priestman has revealed that Chelsea midfielder Jessie Fleming will captain Canada at the 2022 Arnold Clark Cup in the absence of talismanic forward Christine Sinclair. Sinclair, who is international football's all-time record goalscorer, has not travelled to England for the tournament following the recent passing of her mother. The...

Jessie Fleming strike sees Chelsea grind out victory against Aston Villa

Defending champions Chelsea made it five Women’s Super League wins in a row with a narrow 1-0 victory at Aston VillaJessie Fleming’s first-half strike was all that separated the two sides, despite Chelsea dominating much of the game.Fleming ran onto Ji So-yun’s ball after Elisha N’Dow struggled to intercept her pass and the midfielder kept her cool to finish past Hannah Hampton.Ji and Erin Cuthbert both saw efforts hit the crossbar as the visitors looked to give themselves some breathing space but – in the end – a single goal was enough.New Everton boss Jean-Luc Vasseur suffered defeat in his...

Jessie Fleming, Canada earn first Olympic gold in women’s soccer

Jessie Fleming stepped up to the spot and scored. Last time she did it, Fleming sent her squad to the finals. This time, she made history. Fleming cemented her name in the Olympic history books Friday night in Tokyo, as the UCLA women’s soccer alumna scored a game-tying goal in Canada’s eventual gold medal match victory over Sweden. The Canadians will be taking home gold for the first time in their country’s history, and it was Fleming who played the role of lead woman with her four penalty kick goals throughout the tournament.

Jessie Fleming: Canada & Chelsea’s ‘clutch’ Olympic star who took out the USWNT

Christine Sinclair’s faith in her young team-mate paid off against the U.S. women’s national team, putting Canada into the final of the Olympic Games. When the U.S. women’s national team conceded a 75th-minute penalty in their Olympic semi-final against Canada, all eyes turned to Christine Sinclair. This was an opportunity...

United States dumped out of Tokyo 2020 after Jessie Fleming penalty sends Canada into gold medal match

Jessie Fleming struck to eliminate the United States at Tokyo 2020 and guide Canada into the gold medal match.After Tierna Davidson conceded a penalty with 17 minutes remaining, the Chelsea star calmly converted from the spot, despite substitute goalkeeper Adrianna Franch going the right way.The USWNT rallied late and Carli Lloyd’s header struck the bar as Canada weathered a late storm.And with four minutes of added time Team USA packed the penalty area at a corner, but could not carve out one final chance with Canada holding on for the upset.It ends a disappointing tournament for the United States,...

Jessie Fleming topples Team USA, sends Canada to gold medal match

This post was updated Aug. 2 at 4:21 a.m. Team USA couldn’t find the back of the net all night long. Jessie Fleming, on the other hand, did. The US women’s national team dropped its Olympic semifinal match to Canada 1-0 on Monday, losing for the second time in Tokyo and missing out on its chance to retake the gold medal that has eluded the squad for nine years. The Canadians had won bronze in the previous two Olympics, but now it’s the Americans who will try to salvage third place and remain on the final podium.