Christine Sinclair, Julia Grosso and Jordyn Huitema lead the local charge as the Canadian women’s soccer team enters the Algarve Cup, an annual international tournament in Portugal.
Sinclair, the long-time captain of the Canadian team, holds the national record with 169 goals in 262 games. One of the 34-year-old’s first tournaments for Canada was the 2000 Algarve Cup.
Grosso and Huitema, meanwhile, are part of an influx of under-20 players. Both were part of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ FC Elite program, where students attended Burnaby Central Secondary and trained at Burnaby Lake West.
The tourney runs Feb. 28 to March 7.