After a dreadful performance in a humbling loss to the United States in its opening match at the SheBelieves Cup, Canada responded with a composed and balanced effort in a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over Brazil in Nashville on Sunday.
Vanessa Gilles and substitute Evelyne Viens both scored off set pieces, while Kailen Sheridan was sensational in earning her 17th clean sheet. Jessie Fleming had a hand in setting up both goals.
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The victory was the Olympic champions' first of 2023 and came amidst a bitter labour dispute with Canada Soccer.
In the latest TFC Republic video blog, I break down Canada's performance against Brazil, talk about what stood out from a tactical point of view, and look ahead to Wednesday's game vs. Japan.
Watch the video below:
(Top photo courtesy of Canada Soccer)
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