“I support the Homeless World Cup because I want to play a part in affecting the world in a positive way.”
Desiree “The Destroyer” Scott started playing football at the age of 8, and went on to play for the University of Manitoba. From there, she took the international stage at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and won Bronze at the 2012 Olympics with the Canadian national team. Desiree has played for the Vancouver Whitecaps F.C. and F.C. Kansas City, Notts County Football Club, and now plays for the Utah Royals FC.
Desiree made her debut in the Canadian youth program in 2003, when she was 15 years old. Since then, she has been a very prolific player. Desiree won a silver medal at the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Mexico and represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Russia 2006.
In 2010, aged 22, Desiree made her debut for Canada’s National Team, which finished first at the Cyprus Women’s Cup. The same year Team Canada came first at the CONCACAF championship.
Desiree represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011, the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011 and won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver.
Team Canada won the bronze at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.
In addition to her many medals and a high level of participation, Desiree has coached several women’s teams and high school clubs, as well as run football training camps for kids.