Christine Sinclair scores hat trick as Canadian women lose a 4-3 heartbreaker to the Americans
What more can you say about Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair?
The Burnaby South grad had a game for the ages, scoring three goals in today's Olympic women's soccer semifinal.
But it still wasn't enough as the U.S. team scored on an Alex Morgan header in the final minute of extra time to move on to the gold-medal match against Japan.
Sinclair's hat trick gives her 143 goals in international competition. With the 4-3 defeat, Canada will play for the bronze medal against France.
Canada hasn't beaten the U.S. in 11 years, but that looked about to change earlier today in Manchester. However, questionable referee's calls in the final minute of regulation time enabled the Americans to tie the game on a penalty kick from superstar Amy Wambach.
Sinclair argued with the ref, Norway's Christiana Pedersen, but to no avail after Pedersen called goalie Erin McLeod for holding the ball for more than six seconds. That was followed by handball call after the first penalty kick, which led to the tying goal.