Canada's Christine Sinclair ties for second in all-time soccer scoring
In this file photo, Canada's Christine Sinclair celebrates a goal in Vancouver, B.C., on June, 27, 2015. (Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, December 13, 2015 7:25PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, December 13, 2015 11:45PM EST
NATAL, Brazil - Canada's Christine Sinclair scored goal No. 158 of her career on Sunday as Canada beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 at the International Tournament of Natal.
The goal ties Sinclair with American superstar Mia Hamm for second on the all-time women's scoring list.
"(Sinclair) led by example, as always," said Canadian coach John Herdman.
"It wasn't easy for her today, the Trinidad team packed the defence and made it tough to get behind them, but we had it clear in our mind that we would get goals today and I knew that Sinc would be on the score sheet. She found the room she needed."
Sinclair's goal came in the 85th minute and gave the Canadians a four-goal advantage. Nichelle Prince, Janine Beckie and Diana Matheson also found the back of the net for Canada.
It was the 230th cap for Sinclair, who made her debut for Canada in 2000.
"She's very clear in what she wants - to get results for this team and to keep pushing whatever threshold she can as a striker," said Herdman. "It's great that she achieved something today, but to be honest I don't think she looks at things like that, she just wants to do well for our team and for our country."
American Abby Wambach owns top spot on the all-time list with 184 career goals.
Sinclair has a chance to take sole possession of second all-time on Wednesday when the Canadians face host Brazil at the Natal tournament.