Canada hammers Trinidad at Concacaf W Championship
Christine Sinclair scored in her return to the Canadian starting line-up on Tuesday against the Soca Warriors.
- Canada 6 (Sinclair 27’; Grosso 67’, 79’; Fleming 84’; Beckie 86’; Huitema 90’+1’), Trinidad and Tobago 0
- Sinclair bags 190th goal in international 311 games
- Canada has a perfect 9-0 record all-time vs. Trinidad
Buoyed by the return of captain Christine Sinclair, the Canadian women’s team began its Concacaf W Championship campaign on an emphatic note.
After missing Canada’s last game, Sinclair started and opened the scoring on Tuesday night, while Julia Grosso came off the bench and bagged a brace to guide the Reds to a 6-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago at Estadio BBVA in Monterrey, Mexico.
Jessie Fleming, Janine Beckie and Jordyn Huitema also scored for Canada, who has won all nine of its matches against Trinidad by a combined score of 40-0 dating back to their first meeting in 1991. In those nine games, Canada has only twice failed to score at least four goals.
Finding the back of the net has been an issue for Canada in 2022, as it had only scored multiple goals in two of the six games it had played this year before Tuesday, while also being shut out on two occasions. This result and the fact Canada was able to score six times will give the team great confidence going forward in this important competition that serves as the qualifiers for the 2023 FIFA World Cup.