Canada vs. Mexico: Breaking down Priestman's roster

Bev Priestman has a chance to expand her player pool when the Canadian women's team plays Mexico this month in a pair of international friendlies.

Canada vs. Mexico: Breaking down Priestman's roster

After winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics and then coming home for the first leg of its “Celebration Tour,” the Canadian women’s will quietly close out a memorable 2021 with a pair of friendlies this month.

Bev Priestman’s squad is currently holding a training camp in Mexico City ahead of their international friendlies against Mexico on Nov. 27 and 30 that will serve as part of the team’s preparation for next summer’s Concacaf Women’s Championship.

Canada, No. 6 in the FIFA world rankings, has won five straight games against Mexico (No. 28) and is unbeaten in its previous 14 meetings (12-0-2) dating back to a 2-1 loss in March 2004. Its overall record against the Mexicans is 22-1-2. Canada earned a 2-0 in February, 2020 during the Olympic qualifying tournament in the previous meeting between the two nations.

Canada has won its last five matches overall and is riding a 12-match unbeaten run (8-0-4) dating back to a 2-0 loss to Brazil on Feb. 24 at the SheBelieves Cup in Orlando. The Canadian women are 9-2-4 in 2021 under Priestman, with the only other loss coming against the U.S. at the SheBelieves Cup.