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2 hours ago, Jith12 said:

This milestone is too big to risk jinksing...

We need a Sinclair watch thread to track and countdown the goals. How far short is she now, must be only a couple short of single digits. 

In hindsight maybe scratch the new thread title. Just a little bit stalkery.

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20 minutes ago, toontownman said:

We need a Sinclair watch thread to track and countdown the goals. How far short is she now, must be only a couple short of single digits. 

In hindsight maybe scratch the new thread title. Just a little bit stalkery.

She needs 12 more if I'm not mistaken. We don't really need a thread, there is a "List of international goals scored by Christine Sinclair" Wikipedia article. Check this out: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_goals_scored_by_Christine_Sinclair

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12 minutes ago, Jith12 said:

She needs 12 more if I'm not mistaken. We don't really need a thread, there is a "List of international goals scored by Christine Sinclair" Wikipedia article. Check this out: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_goals_scored_by_Christine_Sinclair

I jest. I hate the creation of extra unnecessary threads for comments that should just be in existing ones. Unless the thread titles are in caps, then the hyperbole and agenda inside is completely acceptable. 

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6 hours ago, CNMNTPERUELIGIBLE said:

Link doesn't work...Anywhere else where one can see the goals plus when are we playing?

Works for me. You just need to find the match and click it.

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[ 1 ]   FT.  Canada  2 - 0 Japan  ( 20' Beckie, 50'  Lawrence ) . Canada finish in  fifth place.

[ 2 ]  Diana Matheson  was subbed out roughly after 30 minutes . Could  history be  repeating itself a little? Matheson got injured  ( an ACL )  against Japan in 2014 and her career has never quite been the same.

[ 3 ] A good game for Janine Beckie  who not only scored a goal but was noticeble defensively.  At the 31'  Nakajima was put in by a through ball and Beckie tracked her down and ( along with Labbe ) extinguished the opportunity.

[ 4 ] For those who follow D1F,  Ashley Lawrence ( of PSG )  fought through  Saki Kumagai  ( of Olympique Lyonnais )  to get her foot on the ball and direct it towards  the  open net  to score  Canada's second goal.   ( And obviously, Kumagai is also a team mate of Buchanan's at OL ).

[ 5 ] A little disappointed that Sinclair was subbed off  with 10 minutes to go. Was hoping she would  add to her total. 

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Great result. Sorry to hear about Matheson - hopefully, it's nothing too serious. Agreed that Beckie had a great game and the defensive tackle was top notch.

Nice stop by Labbé on the PK at the end. Although the pass back from Quinn, and the challenge by Labbé that led to the call, were both poor.

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Portugal winning the bronze over Australia is fantastic.

Too bad they cancelled the final.  Is there no turf field in the Algarve?

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Montreal born , Portuguese  midfielder, Melissa Antunes made 3 appearances for a total of 87 minutes for third place finishing   Portugal   in this year's Algarve Cup.

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^[ 1 ]   The actual   full television broadcast  of Canada vs Japan is on Youtube and the pitch dimensions look typical to me. 

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KxnI19L6ig

The highlight package does look a little distorted and narrow though. Probably because it's just a loosely put together  fan edit of the original television  broadcast which panned closer to the players and cropped out some of the pitch. 

^[ 2 ]  Speaking of narrow pitches,  the NWSL played a  very memorable  match on a narrow pitch in 2016 between WNY Flash vs Seattle Reign.  The corner flag and the 18 yard box are shockingly close. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsboVpgdKlw

[ 3 ]  An  interview with Jenna Hellstrom, on Youtube,    from late January 2018 ,  confirms that the CANWNT were supposed to play in the 2018 Four Nations Tournament  China (  January 19 -23 , 2018 )  --  also known as  the  2018 CFA  International  Women's Football Tournament  Foshan. 

HELLSTROM:   "  Yeah, so we were originally supposed to be with ,  oh  sorry, go to China for the Four Nations Cup but that got cancelled for us ." 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBVMixbglEg

 

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