Canada women's soccer team play tournament under 'protest' as dispute over pay equity rumbles on

    The team's strike action was canceled Sunday after Canada Soccer threatened the players with "legal action" which could have resulted in "millions of dollars of damage" for "an unlawful strike," according to the Canadian Soccer Players' Association.

    (CNN)Canada's women's soccer team said Wednesday that it will be participating at the SheBelieves Cup under "protest" after its pay equity dispute with the national federation remained unresolved.

    Speaking to the media ahead of its opening game in Orlando against the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) on Thursday, Canada forward Janine Beckie said that the team was "operating under a protest," and on Wednesday during their training session, the players wore their jerseys inside out.
    "I think we've made it pretty clear that we're operating under a protest at the minute so we made a decision as a team that we were going to do this and show our solidarity together and this is one of the ways that we decided to do that," Beckie said.
      Forward Janine Beckie said the team was "operating under a protest."