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Burnaby soccer icon Christine Sinclair wins third NWSL title

Portland Thorns FC knocks off Kansas City Current 2-0 in the final.
Burnaby soccer icon Christine Sinclair has captured her third NWSL title in nine years.

Christine Sinclair has another title to add to her name. 

The Burnaby soccer legend won her third National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) championship on Saturday (Oct. 29) after Portland Thorns FC defeated the Kansas City Current 2-0 in the final. 

Portland defeated San Diego Wave FC 2-1 on Oct. 23 to reach the final after securing a first-round bye. 

Sinclair played 16 games in the 2022 campaign, including playoffs, scoring five goals on 21 shots, 14 of which were on target. 

All of her goals came inside the box. The NWSL says she scored two left-foot goals, two right-foot goals and added her fifth via a header. 

Sinclair also has two other titles with the Thorns from 2013 and 2017. 

In February, it was announced the Canadian soccer icon had signed a new deal with Portland through 2022, with an option for 2023. 

"We are excited to re-sign Christine so that she can continue her career as a Thorn. She’s always been a Thorn, and she’s made it clear that she always wants to be a Thorn," Thorns FC General Manager and Sinclair's former Canadian teammate Karina LeBlanc said in a statement.

"What she has done for this team as a leader, for this organization and this community has been massive. She is a great human and the epitome of what a Thorns player should be."