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NOTEBOOK | Christine Sinclair scores No. 189 for Canada


LANGFORD, B.C. – The Gold Medal Celebration Tour continued for Canada on Monday, B.C., with a pair of Thorns aiding Canada in a 2-2 draw against Nigeria at Starlight Stadium in the city of Langford on Vancouver Island.

The greatest international goal-scorer of all time, Christine Sinclair, added to her career tally. She pulled Canada level, 1-1, just after halftime, with a beautifully chipped shot over the goalkeeper after she won the ball as Nigeria tried to play out of the back. She now has 189 international goals. Let that Sinc in. * wink *

New Thorn Janine Beckie, who started for a second straight match, contributed to the late-match excitement for Canada. In the 87th minute, Beckie’s cross from the right side found the head of Shelina Zadorsky for the late equalizer.