Sinclair scores twice, Canada blanks Mexico


Christine Sinclair in action for Canada. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

NATAL, Brazil — Christine Sinclair scored two goals and Nichelle Prince added a single as the Canadian women’s soccer team defeated Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday at the International Tournament of Natal.

All three goals came in the first half of the opening friendly at the Arena das Dunas.

Sinclair opened the scoring in the 15th minute and added another goal six minutes later.

Prince made it a three-goal game when she scored in the 44th minute.

Canada will next play Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday.

The Canadian side is using the four-team tournament as a warmup event ahead of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifier in February.

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