Beijing Bound Part 2: Captain Canada

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Christine Sinclair, A native of Burnaby, is the captain and one of the best known players on the women’s national soccer team. Soccer does run in the blood though, as her uncle Brian Grant was a professional soccer player as well as a Canadian national team member. It was evident even at a young age that she was destined for greatness when she was selected to Team B.C. under 14 team at the age of 11. 5 years later she gotten her first CAP with Team Canada.While on Team Canada she has Collected over 92 goals in only 122 CAP’s, this making her the all-time leading scorer for Team Canada at the age of 25. That feat alone makes her one of the best to ever dawn the red and white jersey. So far in 2008 she has 6 goals in 5 CAP’s. She has led Canada to silver at the world junior championships, bronze medals at the last two Pan Am Games and fourth spot at the 2003 World Cup.

The squad is ranked 5th among the FIFA rankings and are looking to win the Gold and anything less would be a disappointment. The team finished second in Olympic qualifying when they lost to the US 6-5 in penalties after the game was tied through 120 min 1-1. This is the first time Canada has qualified for the Olympics.With Sinclair at the helm of the Canadian attack they should breeze through the qualifying rounds.

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