A slow start turned into a goal rush Tuesday night as Canada blanked Trinidad and Tobago 6-0 to open play at the CONCACAF W Championship in Guadalupe, Mexico.
Canada, the defending Olympic champion, is ranked sixth in the world compared to No. 76 for Trinidad.
Despite dominating play, Canada held a slim 1-0 lead two-thirds of the way through the match on captain Christine Sinclair’s 190th international goal. Determined Trinidad defending and some errant finishing made for Canadian frustration.
But five goals in the final 23 minutes — with four in the last 11 minutes — changed the storyline completely.
Julia Grosso struck twice to
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