The world No. 6 CanWNT continued to play in purple-shirted protest over the weekend
The GIST: Theworld No. 6 CanWNT continued to play in purple-shirted protest over the weekend, notching a key 2–0 SheBelieves comeback win against No. 9 Brazil on Sunday. Now the squad has a chance to lock in second place when they close out the pivotal tourney tonight.
Tonight’s game: The CanWNT’s final match is set for today at 4 p.m. ET against winless No. 11 Japan. Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan has been a brick wall in net, but watch for 100-cap star forward Janine Beckie to step up and spark Canada’s scoring.
Off the field: The real fight rages on beyond the pitch with the potential of a strike still looming amid the inequitable treatment from Canada Soccer. While fellow women’s national teams and SheBelieves fans have been vocal in their support, CIBC Bank is so far the only sponsor to call for greater financial transparency. The silence is deafening.