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Team Players: Gender Equality and Refugee Integration

team players: McLeod signed on with the non-profit organization in February, joining other world soccer stars like Manchester United's Juan Mata, Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini and U.S. international Alex Morgan, according to CTV. Common Goal is the creation of streetfootballworld, which boasts a global network of more than 120 soccer-based organizations that use the sport to tackle social issues ranging from gender equality in India to peace-building in Colombia and refugee integration in Germany. Canada captain Christine Sinclair and 13 other national team players have followed veteran goalkeeper Erin McLeod's lead in joining Common Goal, pledging one per cent of their salaries to the football-based charity movement. The other Canadian players to join Common Goal are Adriana Leon, Desiree Scott, Janine Beckie, Jenna Hellstrom, Jordyn Huitema, Kadeisha Buchanan, Lindsay Agnew, Rebecca Quinn, Sabrina D'Angelo, Shannon Woeller, Shelina Zadorsky, Sophie Schmidt and Stephanie Labbe. Common Goal says the Canadian women are the organization's first international XI. In an essay for The Players Tribune, McLeod says the Canadian players decided to join after striking a new compensation deal with the Canadian Soccer Association in March. Former Canadian international Robyn Gayle, now a team official, has also signed on. ( As reported in the news.