Canada's Christine Sinclair, right, has scored 102 goals in 140 international appearances. ((Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) )

Christine Sinclair was one of 20 players named to the Canadian women's national soccer team roster Wednesday ahead of the upcoming CONCACAF World Cup qualifier.

Coach Carolina Morace picked a roster that mixes experienced veterans, including captain Sinclair, Diana Matheson and Kara Lang; and youngsters Kaylyn Kyle, Chelsea Stewart and Jonelle Filigno.

As Canada's all-time leader in goals (102) and appearances (140), Sinclair is expected to lead Canada's attack at the tournament.

Missing from Canada's roster because of injuries were midfielder Kelly Parker, right fullback Brittany Timko and goalkeeper Erin McLeod

This has been a good week for Sinclair, a 27-year-old from Burnaby, B.C.

She was named a finalist for this year's FIFA women's player of the year award.

The CONCACAF World Cup qualifier is an eight-team competition for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.

The tournament, scheduled to run from Thursday to Nov. 8, will see Canada compete in Group A with hosts Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. Group B is comprised of the United States, Costa Rica, Haiti and Guatemala.

The tournament finalists will automatically qualify for the World Cup, while the third-place team will meet European qualifier Italy, in a two-game playoff for the right to travel to Germany.



  • Karina LeBlanc
  • Stephanie Labbe


  • Emily Zurrer
  • Robyn Gayle
  • Candace Chapman
  • Rhian Wilkinson
  • Marie-Eve Nault


  • Carmelina Moscato
  • Kaylyn Kyle
  • Diana Matheson
  • Desiree Scott
  • Jonelle Filigno
  • Chelsea Stewart
  • Kara Lang
  • Sophie Schmidt


  • Josee Belanger
  • Christina Julien
  • Christine Sinclair
  • Melissa Tancredi
  • Brooke McCalla