Christine Sinclair re-signs with Portland Thorns

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Christine Sinclair has signed a one-year contract extension with the Portland Thorns of the National Women's Soccer League.

Sinclair is embarking on her 10th season with the Thorns this year. The contract, announced Thursday, has an option for 2023.

Sinclair joined the Thorns for the NWSL’s inaugural season in 2013. She holds club records with most appearance (143), starts (140) and goals (54). Portland won the league championship in 2013 and 2017.

“She’s always been a Thorn, and she’s made it clear that she always wants to be a Thorn,” Portland GM Karina LeBlanc said in a statement. “What she has done for this team as a leader, for this organization and this community has been massive. She is a great human and the epitome of what a Thorns player should be."

Sinclair also plays for the Canadian national team and is the all-time leading international goal scorer, among both men and women, with 188 career goals. The 38-year-old captained the Canadian team that won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.

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