Thorns FC's Christine Sinclair scores goal #159 for Canada, moves into second place in all-time international scoring

Forward Christine Sinclair made history on Sunday afternoon by claiming sole possession of second place on the all-time international scoring list for women’s soccer as she tallied her 159th career goal, passing Mia Hamm, in a 6-0 win against Trinidad & Tobago.

Take a look at the record-breaking goal below:

Sinclair entered the match as substitute in the 61st minute and wasted no time getting on the scoring sheet, timing her run to perfection before beating the goalkeeper at the near post with a well-placed shot into the bottom corner in the 63rd minute. The Thorns FC forward will now set her eyes on another great feat as she sits just 25 international goals behind the all-time leading scorer in soccer, men’s and women’s, Abby Wambach who finished her career with 184 goals.

 

While Canada comfortably cruised into the semifinal round, the USWNT faced a stiff test in Mexico on Saturday. A late penalty-kick goal secured a 1-0 win for the United States as once again Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Meghan Klingenberg all played the full 90 minutes.

Up next, the United States closes out group play against Puerto Rico at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) with a national television broadcast on NBC Sports. Canada takes on Guatemala on Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. (Pacific) with a live stream on NBC Sports Live.

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