Archive for January 11th, 2013

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Sinclair gets homecoming of sorts: Goes to Portland in NWSL allocations

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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RailHawk pipeline continues: Rusin rejoins Rennie in Vancouver

Brad Rusin

The pipeline between Cary, N.C. and Vancouver continues to flow.

Yet again, Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie has brought one of his former RailHawks charges to Vancouver. American defender Brad Rusin will join former Carolina players Matt Watson, Jun Marques Davidson and goalkeeper Brad Knighton on the Whitecaps roster.

Rusin left Rennie’s RailHawks team midway during the 2011 season. After he left, the first-place RailHawks suffered a severe dip in form, which culminated with the championship favourites crashing out of the playoffs.
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