FRISCO, Texas -- Over the past week, concacaf and the rest of the world has been reminded that the Canadian women's national team is more than just Christine Sinclair.
Sinclair is one of the best players in the world and a legend in her own time with 175 international goals, second best only to retired United States striker Abby Wambach (184).
But Sinclair doesn't lead the Maple Leafs in scoring at the 2018 concacaf women's World Cup. Jordyn Huiteman and Adriana Leon do as they are tied with the USA's Alex Morgan for the most goals in the competition with four apiece. That is how deep Canada is heading into Sunday's semifinal confrontation with Panama at Toyota Stadium.
Nichelle Prince, who scored both goals in the 2-0 win over Jamaica, had tallied three times, Sinclair twice. Janine Beckie, Diana Matheson, Rebecca Quinn and Deanne Rose also have celebrated goals.
The Canadians rolled through Group B with a 3W-0D-0L mark, outscoring their opposition, 17-1. Costa Rica second half substitute Gloriana Villalobos broke their scoreless streak at 253 minutes, in the 73rd minute of Thursday's match.
Each semifinalist has three chances to reach France 2019. The semifinal victors will automatically qualify. The winner of the third-place match also will book a spot. The fourth-place team still will have an opportunity to move on as it will play Argentina in an intercontinental playoff for the 24th and final spot at the WWC.