Canada’s greatest soccer player has been rewarded with a sort-of homecoming.
The new NWSL announced its initial roster breakdown — including the 16 players funded by the Canadian Soccer Association who will be part of the league’s inaugural season.
And the highlight was the news that Christine Sinclair, Canada’s all-time leading goal scorer and perennial automatic for the national Women’s Player of the Year award, will be going to Portland Thorns FC. That means she gets to go back to the city in which she led her University of Portland team to national titles in 2002 and 2005. Sinclair twice won the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy as the top woman soccer player in the NCAA as a member of the Portland squad.
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