Christine Sinclair scores in losing effort as Thorns fall to Red Stars

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Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair, left, scored in the 24th minute of a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. (Troy Wayrynen/USA TODAY Sports/File - image credit)
Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair, left, scored in the 24th minute of a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. (Troy Wayrynen/USA TODAY Sports/File - image credit)

Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair scored her fourth goal of the NWSL season for Portland Thorns FC in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday.

The top-seeded Thorns (12-2-5) have gone 2-1-2 in their last five outings.

Sinclair, 38, scored in the 24th minute to open the scoring for both sides.

Her goal was quickly answered with an equalizer from Kealia Watt of the Red Stars (8-5-7) in the 25th minute.

WATCH | Canada's Sinclair opens the scoring in losing effort against Red Stars:

Neither team was able to put the ball in the net for another 40 minutes until Rachel Hill scored the eventual game-winner in the 65th minute.

Sinclair, of Burnaby, B.C., has made 10 starts this season and is the third-leading scorer on the team, trailing Simone Charley who has five goals, and Sophia Smith who has six on the season.

A three-time Olympic medallist, and gold medallist from the Tokyo Games, Sinclair is also the leading international goal scorer with 187 career goals.

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