The Portland Thorns FC forward scored her 168th career international goal, converting a penalty kick in the 52nd minute. Sinclair is second only to former United States forward Abby Wambach, who finished her career with 184 goals.
FC Kansas City midfielder Desiree Scott, a native of Winnipeg, earned the start in front of her hometown crowd and played 72 minutes.
"It was an incredible evening."
— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) June 9, 2017
Boston Breakers forward Adriana Leon, who replaced Scott in the match, made it 3-1 in the 92nd minute.
Jessie Flemming kicked off the scoring for Canada in the 3rd minute, off an assist from Sinclair. Sinclair’s goal followed in the 52nd after a foul on Houston Dash forward Janine Beckie earned the penalty kick. Costa Rica’s Diana Saenz then put her team on the board in the 56th minute before Leon sealed the win in the 92nd minute.