Jordyn Huitema: Canada's rising star out to let her football do the talking at the Women's World Cup

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Jordyn Huitema's name has been in the headlines ever since she was 15 years old. A lot of the time, that has been for football reasons, such as when she became the third-youngest player ever to represent Canada’s senior team, its second-youngest goalscorer and the Golden Boot winner in the qualifying tournament for the 2021 Olympics, at which she'd help her nation win the gold medal.

But there’s always been an extra element of attention on the talented forward. Over time, her long-term relationship with Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies and current romance with baseball star Julio Rodriguez have prompted dumbed-down headlines for showbiz-style articles introducing you to this Olympic champion, a player who has won league titles in two different countries.

Huitema has been one of the most exciting young talents on the planet for several years now, though, and this Women’s World Cup feels like an opportune moment to really show everybody why. This young prodigy has been playing on big stages for over six years and, still just 22 years old, she appears primed and ready to make her mark on the biggest of them all in Australia.

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