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Christine Sinclair re-signs with Portland Thorns on one-year deal

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Christine Sinclair has re-signed with the Portland Thorns, the club announced on Monday.

Sinclair, the world’s all-time leading international goalscorer, signed for just one more year. This comes after she retired from playing for the Canada women’s national team.

She’s one of just three active players in the NWSL to have played for the same team since the league launched in 2013.

“Are you ready for one more year, Portland?” Sinclair announced on social media, posing with the NWSL championship trophies she won in 2013, 2017 and 2022 with Portland.

Sinclair leads the Thorns with 62 goals – the third most in league history – and 176 appearances. She is owner of Portland’s first-ever goal, scored in a match against FC Kansas City on April 13, 2023.

“Sinc has been with this club from the beginning, she is the foundation with which Portland Thorns is built on, and as much as she is a part of the DNA of the Thorns, the Thorns are part of her DNA,” Portland general manager Karina LeBlanc said in a statement.