Four Portland Thorns players will be representing Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this summer, but another prominent Thorns player will be taking the field for the Canadian team.
Christine Sinclair, the all-time record holder for international goals among both men and women, will be making her fourth Olympic appearance for Canada. Sinclair was one of 18 players named to the Canadian team for the Tokyo Games on Wednesday.
While Sinclair has thrived as one of the Thorns’ superstars in recent years, the 38-year-old has scored 186 goals in 299 appearances with the Canadian national team. She has appeared in 15 Olympic matches overall and scored 11 goals.
Sinclair’s first Olympic appearance was back in 2008. She helped lead her home country to back-to-back bronze medals at the London 2012 Olympics, followed up by the 2016 Rio Olympics.
In Rio, Sinclair notched the game-winner in stunning fashion to give Canada the 2-1 victory over Brazil for the bronze.
Sinclair could help Canada reach its first major title in international soccer. Team Canada will open play on July 21 vs. Japan, followed by Chile on July 24 and Great Britain on July 27.