January 29, 2012
THE GOAL CHASE
Wambach, Sinclair can pass Lilly, move into 2nd place on all-time scoring list
VANCOUVER -- By the end of the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying championship on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network ), both U.S. striker Abby Wambach and Canada striker-midfielder Christine Sinclair can pass Kristine Lilly and move into second place on the all-time women's international goal list.
|Canada’s Christine Sinclair or the USA’s Abby Wambach could pass Kristine Lilly and move into second place on the all-time women's international goal list.
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Both players enter the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament championship game with 129 goals, one less than retired U.S. midfielder
"It's just going to be a matter of time whenever Sincy or I end up breaking Mia's record," Wambach said. "Obviously we want to stay healthy and contribute to goals scored to our team. But honestly, I've said this from the beginning. I'd give away every record, individual that I have ever won for the world championship. I think Sincy would say the same thing."
The top five:
1. Mia Hamm (USA) 158 goals, 275 games
2. Kristine Lilly (USA) -- 130 goals, 352 games
3. Abby Wambach (USA) -- 129 goals, 170 games
-- Christine Sinclair (Canada) -- 129 goals, 172 games
5. Birgit Prinz (Germany) 128 goals, 212 games