Canada's Christine Sinclair pulled even with Mia Hamm for second place on women's soccer's all-time international goalsÂ list when she scoredÂ in the 85th minute of Sunday's match against Trinidad & Tobago atÂ the International Tournament of Natal in Brazil.
Canada rolled to a 4-0 victory in itsÂ second of three matches in Brazil. Diana MathesonÂ scored in the first half & Rebecca Quinn & NichelleÂ Prince tallied in the second half before Sinclair potted her 158th international goal.
Trinidad & Tobago isÂ one of the three opponents Canada's women's national teamÂ will play in the group stage of the Olympic qualification tournament in February.Â
"[Sinclair]Â led by example, as always," said Canadian coach John Herdman.
"It wasn't effortless for her today, the Trinidad team packed the defence & made it tough to obtain behind them, yet we had it clear in our mind that we would obtain goals today & I knew that [Sinclair] would be on the score sheet. She found the room she needed."
It was the 230th cap for Sinclair, who made her debut for Canada in 2000.
"She's very clear in what she wants â€” to obtain results for this team & to keep pushing whatever threshold she can as a striker," said Herdman. "It's tremendous that she achieved something today, yet to be honest I don't think she looks at things like that, she just wants to do well for our team & for our country."
The Canadian captain found the back of the net twice in her team'sÂ opening 3-0 victory over Mexico on Wednesday, raisingÂ her goals total to 157 andÂ bringing herÂ withinÂ one of Hamm.
AnotherÂ American, Abby Wambach, tops the list with 184Â goals.
Canada rounds out the group stage against Brazil on Wednesday. The third-placeÂ and final matchesÂ go on Dec 20.