Canadian women's soccer coach Carolina Morace announced earlier this year that she would step down as coach because of differences with the Canadian Soccer Association. ((Neil Davidson/Canadian Press))

The Canadian women's soccer team has lifted its boycott threat.

The women say they are back onside because of progress made by the Canadian Soccer Association toward retaining coach Carolina Morace.

The decision means the women will take to the field Saturday in Cyprus for a friendly with South Korea in advance of the Cyprus Cup tournament.

"We are excited about returning to the field as these are important games in preparing for the World Cup in June," midfielder Rhian Wilkinson, speaking on behalf of the team, said in a statement released to The Canadian Press.

"As always, it is an honour and a privilege to represent our country and our coach, who has done so much for our team and for women's soccer in Canada."

There is no resolution when it comes to player compensation, however.

Lawyers representing the team will file for arbitration next week with the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada unless the CSA shares financial information requested by the women.

"We have repeatedly advised the CSA that we cannot resolve the compensation issue until it shares with the women's team the funding formula in place for the men's team," lawyer Jim Bunting said in the statement.

"Despite repeated requests, and our agreement to keep information shared with us confidential, we have not been provided information explaining the arrangements in place with the men's team."

The CSA declined comment Thursday night. But association general secretary Peter Montopoli is believed to have visited Morace in Rome after helping deliver Canada's 2015 Women's World Cup bid book to FIFA House in Zurich.

The Canadian women, ranked ninth in the world, announced earlier this month they would not play any internationals until Morace was brought back into the fold.

The threat came just days after Morace said she would step down after this summer's World Cup, citing differences with the governing body of Canadian soccer.

At the same time, the women retained legal counsel in their battle to secure a long-term compensation agreement.

The women's team, which has been training in Rome, is currently in Cyprus. Its first official game at the Cyprus Cup is Wednesday against Scotland.