Both have 129 international goals. Who will be first to 130?
Canada striker Christine Sinclair and United States striker Abby Wambach both enter Sunday’s CONCACAF Women’s Soccer Olympic Qualifying championship game with 129 goals, one behind former U.S. star Kristine Lilly for second on the all-time world goal scoring list. Mia Hamm owns the record with 158 goals.
Sunday brings the treat of the two forwards facing off against each other with the opportunity to be the first to tie Lilly. If the overtly obvious chance to one-up the rival striker from across the border seems familiar, that is because it should be.
On July 19, 2009, the U.S. played Canada in Rochester, N.Y. with Sinclair and Wambach both sitting on 99 career international goals. Wambach dramatically scored her 100th goal in her hometown to give the U.S. a 1-0 victory and beat Sinclair in the race to 100.
Now the two face-off on Sunday in the race to 130 and second all-time on the world scoring chart. So we ask, who will get to 130 first? And will Wambach, 31, or Sinclair, 28, break Mia Hamm’s all-time record of 158 goals? Will both? And who do you think is the better player right now? Share your thoughts below or on The Equalizer’s Facebook page.
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