Canadian soccer legend Christine Sinclair grew to become the second participant in National Women’s Soccer League historical past to hit 60 profession targets on Saturday night time, scoring simply two minutes into the Portland Thorns’ 2-0 win over visiting Racing Louisville FC.
The 60-goal membership added one other member inside the hour when NJ/NY Gotham FC attacker Lynn Williams scored on the 80-minute mark in a 1-0 win over the North Carolina Courage.
Williams tied Sinclair at 59 targets final Saturday in a 2-0 win over the Orlando Pride, and had first crack at reaching the 60-goal plateau on Saturday night time when the NJ/NY Gotham FC sport started at 7:30 p.m. ET, three hours forward of Portland’s begin time.
A climate delay because of lightning strikes within the New Jersey space halted the sport after a scoreless half, which opened the door for Sinclair on the West Coast.
The Burnaby, B.C., native wasted no time breaking the tie with Williams and scoring her first of the season, mere minutes after NJ/NY Gotham FC resumed their match after a prolonged delay on the East Coast.
Portland’s main scorer Sophia Smith rushed up the wing, firing a cross into the center that midfielder Crystal Dunn neatly let undergo her legs to the Canadian striker in full stride, and Sinclair took care of the remainder.
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Christine Sinclair turns into 2nd participant to attain 60 profession NWSL targets
The 39-year-old trails solely Sam Kerr’s 77 profession tallies in league historical past. The 29-year-old Australian has been taking part in for Chelsea FC since 2020 after a seven-year profession within the NWSL from 2013 to 2019.
Sinclair scored all 60 targets with the Thorns throughout 160 matches since 2013.
Morgan Weaver added a aim for Portland simply earlier than half, and the Thorns held on to enhance to a league-best 3-0-1, with Racing Louisville FC falling to 0-1-3.
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