Canadian women beat the Dutch 2-0 in friendly By Steven Sandor Posted on May 28, 2011 0 0 294 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Jodi-Ann Robinson Jodi-Ann RobinsonThe cloak-and-dagger preparations of the Canadian women’s team continue ahead of the World Cup. Despite having no mention of it in an materials sent to Canadian Soccer Association’s media list or on the CSA website, we have it on good authority that Canada beat the Netherlands 2-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly in Rome. Actually, the source is the Dutch football federation; the KNVB passed on a full match report and statistical breakdown. Maybe the Canadian didn’t stress strongly enough to their Dutch dance partners that the game was supposed to be held in secret. Jodi-Ann Robinson and Christina Julien scored second-half goals for the Canadians. “They were constantly on the move and put a lot of pressure on the ball,” Dutch coach Roger Reijner was quoted at KNVB.nl. “We did not adequately answer. It was a deserved victory for Canada. ” Canadian coach Carolina Morace has been conducting her team’s pre-World Cup training as quietly as a national team coach could possibly conduct a training camp. One of the previous two friendlies against Switzerland has been played behind closed doors. And, very little news about the team has filtered back to Canada. Surely, ensuring that Canadian fans don’t have reasons to discuss the women’s national team isn’t good for the game. Morace has the team parked in Italy. They aren’t having their doors beaten down by the media. Would it be too much to ask for the Canadian side to provide some information about its preparations, so a buzz can be created here for the women’s team ahead of the World Cup? On one hand, the women’s program talks about equality with the men; Morace has pushed hard for more autonomy from the CSA. The women threatened a boycott of international games to support her. But how can we take the cries for equality seriously when the women refuse to subject themselves to the same scrutiny as the men’s program? No one has an issue with the women holding camp in Europe; but, allow yourselves to be examined, to be talked about, heck, to be cheered on ahead of the World Cup.