Canadian Olympic gold medalist Sophie Schmidt of Winnipeg, Manitoba has retired from international soccer at the age of 35 according to Rogers Sportsnet. She will continue to play for the Houston Dash as a midfielder in the National Women’s Soccer League. Schmidt won the gold medal for Canada in women’s soccer at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo in 2021, and won two consecutive bronze medals for Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to her three Olympic medals, Schmidt won a gold medal for Canada in women’s soccer at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Schmidt had 20 goals in 224 international games for Canada. She scored one goal for Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup and one goal for Canada at the Olympic Games. The goal at the Women’s World Cup came on September 15, 2007 in a 4-0 Canada win over Ghana. Schmidt scored in the 55th minute in a Group C game from Hangzhou, China. Schmidt’s goal at the Olympic Games came on August 12, 2016. Schmidt scored in a 1-0 Canada win over France in the quarterfinals from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Among her personal accolades include being named the Canadian women’s Under 20 Player of the Year in 2007.