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Canada’s Christine Sinclair indicators 1-year deal to return to NWSL’s Portland Thorns

Former Canada captain Christine Sinclair has signed a one-year contract with the Portland Thorns of the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League.

The deal doesn’t come as a shock. Whereas the 40-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., known as time on her worldwide profession final month, Sinclair had mentioned she deliberate to play yet one more season with the Thorns.

Sinclair has scored a membership file 62 objectives in 176 appearances throughout 11 seasons for the Thorns, together with the franchise’s first-ever objective in April 2013. Her 62 objectives are the third-most within the NWSL, whereas her 176 appearances are the seventh-most.

“Sinc has been with this membership from the start, she is the muse with which Portland Thorns is constructed on, and as a lot as she is part of the DNA of the Thorns, the Thorns are a part of her DNA,” Portland GM Karina LeBlanc, a former Canadian worldwide, mentioned in a press release.

“She has been dedicated to constructing this league and this membership, and we’re thrilled to have the ability to have her again for one more yr as we start this subsequent period in Thorns historical past.”

WATCH | Sinclair displays on record-breaking profession:

Christine Sinclair displays on record-breaking profession

The all-time worldwide objective scorer sits down with CBC Sports activities’ Andi Petrillo forward of her closing two matches in a Canada jersey.

Sinclair has led Portland to the NWSL championship in 2013, 2017 and 2022, the NWSL Protect in 2016 and 2021, in addition to the 2021 NWSL Problem Cup, 2021 Girls’s Worldwide Champions Cup and 2020 NWSL Group Protect.

“To get the GOAT again in a Thorns jersey for 2024 is incredible information,” Portland head coach Mike Norris mentioned. “To have Sinc’s expertise, qualities and presence is significant for our roster, in each her influence on the sphere in addition to the instance she units for others every day.”

Sinclair, the world’s all-time worldwide goal-scorer with 190, retired with 331 caps for Canada.

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