It’s safe to say that Christine Sinclair won’t be getting free drinks in the city of Seattle any time soon.
The 39-year-old star of the Portland Thorns and the Canadian Women’s National Team won her third NWSL title on October 29 when she defeated the Kansas City Current 2-0 in a match at Audi Field in Washington, DC.
And at the team’s homecoming celebration, Sinclair had two important things to say: He plans to return for another season and he has very strong feelings for Seattle (or at least Portland’s biggest rival in the OL Reign). the city). Association).
LAST MINUTE: Christine Sinclair announces that she will return to the Thorns next season and… “Fuck Seattle” ??? pic.twitter.com/aJNRCVsrpo
— Brenna Greene (@BrennaGreene_) November 2, 2022
“So I’m announcing it here, I’ll be back next year,” Sinclair said to thunderous applause over a video posted by KOIN News reporter Brenna Greene. “[I want] to win a room [championship].”
But it was the next line that Yes really got the crowd going.
“And fuck Seattle,” Sinclair added.
Born in Burnaby, Christine Sinclair has played association soccer for Portland since 2013. Her league title was her fifth career domestic league title after winning the now-defunct WPS in 2010 and 2011 with FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash. . respectively.
She is the all-time international goalscorer in both men’s and women’s soccer and has scored 190 goals for the Canadian national team since her debut in 2000.
As a member of the gold medal-winning team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (as well as the winner of two previous bronze medals), Sinclair didn’t always believe she would be as successful with the country’s national team.
“To be honest, I thought I was doing well in my career before Canada won a gold medal,” Sinclair said in a video call with the Portland-based Daily Hive last year. “When I first came to the national team, we regularly lost 9-0 to the Americans.”
Sinclair finished his 2022 season with five goals in 16 games, including two playoff games.
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