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Sinclair scores 168th international goal in Canada’s 3-1 win over Costa Rica
Canada and Costa Rica will meet again on Sunday in Toronto
2016 image: Christine Sinclair in action for Canada vs. Costa Rica. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)
2016 image: Christine Sinclair in action for Canada vs. Costa Rica. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

Christine Sinclair, the world’s active leading scorer, added another to her tally Thursday night in Winnipeg, Ontario, as Canada topped Costa Rica 3-1.

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.

Boston Breakers forward Adriana Leon, who replaced Scott in the match, made it 3-1 in the 92nd minute.

Washington Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé made the start to earn the win. Sky Blue FC midfielder Raquel Rodriguez played the full 90 minutes for Costa Rica.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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