Canada heads into SheBelieves Cup mired in labour dispute
The Olympic champions open their tournament against the United States on Thursday in Orlando.
The show must go on for the Canadian women’s team.
After going on strike last week but then returning to work less than 48 hours later under the threat of legal action from Canada Soccer, the Canadian players are looking ahead to the SheBelieves Cup, a four-nation tournament that is an integral part of the Olympic champions’ preparations for this summer’s FIFA World Cup.
Across the backdrop of an ongoing labour dispute between the team and the sport's governing body, coach Bev Priestman announced her 23-player roster for the SheBelieves Cup on Monday, with most members of the squad having already been in training camp in Florida since last week.