Teams: Toronto FC, Fiorentina, Barça
Canada wins four-nation tournament in Brazil
Canada won its third women’s international soccer tournament of the 2010 season, this time the four-nation Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo in Brazil. In the championship final, Canada extended its unbeaten streak to 10 matches with a 2:2 draw against the host. Both Canada and Brazil finished the tournament with two wins and two draws, but Canada lifted the trophy on account of the greater goal differential in four matches.
It was Canadian captain Christine Sinclair who made the difference once again. This time down to 10 players following an ejection and a 2-1 Brazil lead on a Marta penalty goal, Sinclair scored less than 10 minutes from the final whistle to secure the point and capture the championship.
It marks the third-straight championship match - for club and country - in which Sinclair has scored the decisive goal. She also scored the winner in the WPS championship final in September (FC Gold Pride), and in the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifier final in November (where Canada qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup)….'
In the other match on Sunday Netherlands defeated Mexico for the second-straight match, this time a 2:1 victory. The final standings were Canada, Brazil, Netherlands and Mexico. Marta was the top scorer of the tournament with six goals (two in the final) while Sinclair was second with four goals.
Canada, Brazil, and Mexico have all qualified for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany next summer.