Christine Sinclair 2, Brazil 1

Well, no – obviously it’s not that simple; clearly a team is 11 players performing cohesively; of course a goal – or two – rarely comes down to just one player’s skills and execution.




Still, it’s hard to see yet another performance by Canada’s best-ever soccer player as anything other than one more milestone in her already stellar career. Christine Sinclair and her Canadian teammates beat Brazil, perennially one of the top few teams in the world. The game was a friendly played on neutral territory in the U.S.

Sinclair scored both goals for Canada, hitting her first at 12′ and rounding things out at 78′ with a left-foot strike.

Canada, ranked 7th in the world, plays a friendly against 5th-ranked Sweden later this month and then hunkers down in Vancouver for a months-long training camp to prep for the Olympic tournament.

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