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Christine Sinclair named to Canada's SheBelieves Cup preparation camp roster

Portland Thorns FC captain Christine Sinclair is one of 29 players selected to Canada Soccer's two-week preparation camp next month.

The camp is being held ahead of the 2021 SheBelieves Cup, where Canada will be joined by Brazil, Japan and the host nation, the United States, for a round-robin tournament from February 18 and 24. Canada is set to announce their official, 23-player tournament roster in the days before SheBelieve's start.

According to Canada Soccer's announcement, "The pre-competition camp will provide Canada’s players who are currently out of season an opportunity to connect on the pitch before the four-team international tournament kicks off Canada’s 2021 season in the build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games."

Sinclair, one of 11 National Women's Soccer League players named to the camp, has 296 career appearances for her national team, including a world record 186 international goals.

Complete Canada preparation camp roster:

Goalkeepers (4): Rylee Foster (Liverpool FC), Stephanie Labbé (FC Rosengard), Erin McLeod (Orlando Pride), Kailen Sheridan (Sky Blue FC)

Defenders (9): Kadeisha Buchanan (FCF Olympique Lyonnais), Vanessa Gilles (FC Girondins de Bordeaux), Jade Rose (Super REX Ontario), Shelina Zadorsky (Tottenham Hotspur), Gabrielle Carle (Florida State University), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Ashley Lawrence (Paris Saint-Germain), Bianca St-Georges (Chicago Red Stars), Jayde Riviere (University of Michigan)

Midfielders (8): Samantha Chang (University of South Carolina), Jessie Fleming (Chelsea FC), Julia Grosso (University of Texas Austin), Jordyn Listro (Orlando Pride), Diana Matheson (Kansas City NWSL), Quinn (OL Reign FC), Sophie Schmidt (Houston Dash), Desiree Scott (Kansas City NWSL)

Forwards (8): Janine Beckie (Manchester City FC), Jordyn Huitema (Paris Saint-Germain), Adriana Leon (West Ham United FC), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash), Deanne Rose (University of Florida), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC), Olivia Smith (Super REX Ontario), Evelyne Viens (Sky Blue FC)


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