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Olympic women’s soccer qualifying: Canada trounces Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

Olympic women\'s soccer qualifying: Canada trounces Trinidad and Tobago

Christine Sinclair added to her legacy as one of the greatest ever in women’s soccer on Sunday.

Sinclair scored a milestone goal to help lift the Canada to a 6-0 rout of Trinidad and Tobago at the 2016 CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying tournament in Houston.

The second-half marker, the 159th international goal of Sinclair’s career, moved her ahead of American Mia Hamm into second place on the all-time international goal scoring list. American Abby Wambach is first with 184.

“It’s so nice to get it off my back,” said Sinclair. “It’s been a couple games without scoring a goal and it kept weighing on me a little bit and you guys are continually asking me about it. So it’s nice to get it out of the way and allow my team to focus on our focus for this tournament, which is qualifying for the Olympics.”

Diana Matheson, Melissa Tancredi, Kadeisha Buchanan, Jessie Fleming and Janine Beckie also scored for the Canadians, who took their second win in as many games and moved into first place in Group B of the competition.

The win also moved Canada into the tournament’s semifinals where it’ll play for a spot in the Rio Olympics next Friday. Before that, they conclude the group stage against Guatemala on Tuesday (CBCSports.ca, CBC Sports app, 8:30 p.m. ET).[…]

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