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Sinclair called into CanWNT camp

The Thorns and Canadian captain is among 21 players called into camp for the friendly against the United State on May 8 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Stacey Neve - Stumptown Footy

Christine Sinclair has once again been called into camp by Canada's Women’s National Team head coach John Herdman, the Canadian Soccer Association announced Thursday.

Sinclair, the lone Thorns’ Canadian international, has been a mainstay since 2000 as a 17 year-old, making 200 appearances (195 starts) and scoring 147 goals, third all-time and second among active players behind Abby Wambach.

Canada will open camp on Monday in Winnipeg.  Sinclair’s Canadian side will take on Thorns teammates Allie Long, Nikki Marshall, and the United States on Thursday, May 8 at 5:00pm PDT at Investors Group Field.  The match will be streamed live on ESPN3 and in the United States and aired on Sportsnet One in Canada.

Among the players called into camp include former Thorns goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc and former University of Portland star midfielder Sophie Schmidt.

Sinclair will leave the Thorns following their match against Western New York on Saturday in Rochester, New York and return Friday, prior to their match against Seattle Reign FC on Saturday, May 10.

The full Canadian roster is below:

GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Chicago Red Stars
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Houston Dash
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University
D- Robyn Gayle | USA / Washington Spirit
D- Carmelina Moscato | USA / Seattle Reign FC
D- Rebecca Quinn | USA / Duke University
D- Rhian Wilkinson | CAN / Comètes de Laval
D- Sura Yekka | CAN / Brams United
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Houston Dash
M- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Sky Blue FC
M- Desiree Scott | ENG / Notts County Ladies
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC
M- Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia University
M- Brittany Baxter | USA / Seattle Sounders Women
F- Jonelle Filigno | USA / Sky Blue FC
F- Nkem Ezurike | USA / Boston Breakers
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Josée Bélanger | CAN / Comètes de Laval
F- Melissa Tancredi | USA / Chicago Red Stars