Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair scored her 173rd international goal on Sunday afternoon, but Canada fell 3-2 to Germany in front of 22,826 home fans at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. Match report
The goal for Sinclair means that she is now just 11 behind behind former U.S. women’s national team forward Abby Wambach’s all-time record of 184.
Sinclair’s goal came in the 59th minute. Germany failed to clear an initial free kick attempt, and Canada worked the ball back into the penalty area. Sky Blue FC forward Janine Beckie‘s header bounced over the backline and Sinclair nodded it into the back of the net.
In addition to Sinclair and Beckie, Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride), Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit), Desiree Scott (Utah Royals FC), Diana Matheson (Utah Royals FC), Adriana Leon (Sky Blue FC) and Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) all appeared in the game.
Germany took the lead in just the first minute on a goal by Svenja Huth before Sinclair tied it in the second half. Jessie Fleming put Canada in the lead in the 69th minute, but Sara Däbritz evened the score a minute later. Turid Knaak scored the game-winner for Germany in the 84th minute.