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For Thorns FC's Christine Sinclair, the record is broken but her presence endures

Thorns FC's Christine Sinclair never ran from the questions, but the way she answered queries about her coming scoring record made you wonder: How would she want to set the mark?

Whether the longtime Canada women's national team attacker would become the leading scorer in international soccer history was no longer in doubt. Only something unforeseen could keep it from her. But for a person who so carefully manages the lines between fame and normalcy, public and private, stardom and modesty, it was uncomfortable imagining ticker tape, horns, a platform for attention being erected in the middle of her sanctuary: the soccer field.