EDINBURG, TEXAS (660 NEWS) — The face of Canadian soccer is on the cusp of history.
Women’s team captain Christine Sinclair is just two goals shy of the all-time international scoring record, and she may get it done Wednesday during the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship versus St. Kitts & Nevis.
Entering the match, 36-year-old Sinclair sits with 183 goals, one back of the mark set by American Abby Wambach.
“She’s playing at a different level than she was a year ago,” Canadian coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller offered on a recent media call. “She’s way, way more physical in her delivery on the pitch, and her tactical awareness has always been great.”
2020 marks Sinclair’s third decade with the Canadian program. She made her debut as a 16-year-old in 2000 and has suited up in nearly 300 games, helping Canada win two Olympic medals along the way. The squad will look to make it three podium finishes this summer in Japan.
But first, the team needs to book its spot. After St. Kitts & Nevis, Canada will face Jamaica and Mexico in group play at the Concacaf tournament. The semi-final winners then qualify for Tokyo 2020.
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