SOME CANADIAN GUYS — With the Women’s World Cup now less than five months away, Canada couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2015. Big Red went a perfect three-for-three in the BaoAn Cup this week, rattling off 2-1 victories against South Korea, Mexico and the host nation. That final game of the four-nations tournament was probably the most important, as Canada opens the World Cup group stage against China at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium on June 6. And while three wins on a long-haul road trip are certainly cause for celebration amongst Canadian fans, perhaps the most encouraging development at the tournament was who scored — Christine Sinclair, who tallied the 149th, 150th and 151st goals of her illustrious national-team career.
Like it or not, Canada’s fortunes at the World Cup will ride heavily upon what Sinclair can bring to the table — and if her performance in China is a sign that we’ll be seeing the Sincy of old, it could indeed be a game-changer for the World Cup hosts.