FC Gold Pride's Sinclair Named WPS's Week 14 Player of the Week
Hayward, CA (July 19, 2010) - Forward Christine Sinclair is Women's Professional Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 14 after leading first-place FC Gold Pride to its third successive victory and fifth in six games, a 2-0 triumph Saturday over second-place Philadelphia.
Sinclair, a unanimous selection from the media, scored both goals to lift FC Gold Pride (10-3-1), which extended its lead atop the WPS standings to 10 points.
The goals were the sixth and seventh this season for the Canadian national-teamer, who finished feeds from Solveig Gulbrandsen in the 44thminute and Camile Abily in the 80th.
This is Sinclair's second Player of the Week honor -- she won in Week 8 last season -- and she is the second Gold Pride player to win this year, joining Brazilian forward Marta, who has captured the award three times.
The WPS Player of Week is selected by a panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters.
Week 1: Eniola Aluko (Saint Louis Athletica)
Week 2: Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom)
Week 3: Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence)
Week 4: Sonia Bompastor (Washington Freedom)
Week 5: Karen Bardsley (Sky Blue FC)
*Week 6: Marta (FC Gold Pride)*
Week 7: Kosovare Asllani (Chicago Red Stars)
Week 8: Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence)
*Week 9: Marta (FC Gold Pride)*
Week 10: Danesha Adams (Philadelphia Independence)
Week 11: Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence)
*Week 12: Marta (FC Gold Pride)*
Week 13: Ella Masar (Chicago Red Stars)
*Week 14: Christine Sinclair(FC Gold Pride) *
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