December 10, 2023
So many athletic, entertainment and political icons are lionized after death, but the Sinclair celebration came when she was fully alive, engaged and still able to play -- although not at the highest, international level to which she has been accustomed.
The Canadian soccer world paid tribute to the retiring Sinclair Dec. 5 in Vancouver, renaming B.C. Place as "Christine Sinclair Place" for one night while the Canadian women's national team defeated Australia 2-0 in a friendly that was dominated by tributes to the greatest female soccer player in the world.
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