VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canada earned the 11th of 12 women's soccer berths in the London Olympics on Friday, beating Mexico 3-1 in a CONCACAF qualifying game.
Christine Sinclair scored her 128th and 129th international goals, moving her past Germany's Birgit Prinz and tying her for third with U.S. striker Abby Wambach. Sinclair trails only Mia Hamm (158) and Kristine Lilly (130).
Sinclair scored in the 15th and 76th minutes. Melissa Tancredi added a goal in the 23rd for Canada in front of 22,954 at BC Place.
"They knew what they had on their shoulders tonight," Canada coach John Herdman said. "There was no way they were going to let Mexico tip them over in their own country, in their own stadium, in front of their own fans, and that was the energy you see. That's the thing that was driving them tonight."
Veronica Perez scored for Mexico in the 67th.
The United States claimed a spot in the Summer Games earlier Friday with a 3-0 win over Costa Rica. The only spot left goes to Oceania, where New Zealand is expected to qualify.
It was the third straight Olympic qualifying tournament in which Canada and Mexico faced off with a berth at stake. Mexico won in 2004, Canada in 2008.
The Canadians will be seeking their first Olympic medal in the sport.
"London's calling," Herdman said. "And that podium is where we're aiming for, and I think we can do it."
The U.S. and Canada will play in the tournament's championship game Sunday. With the Olympic berths already decided, the game will essentially be for bragging rights.
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