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Video: Burnaby's Christine Sinclair made NWSL history with this goal

Sinclair, 40, in what could be her final season of club soccer, opened the scoring for Portland in its recent 4-1 victory.
Burnaby soccer legend Christine Sinclair (middle) is swarmed by her Portland Thorns FC teammates after scoring the opening goal in the team's 4-1 victory over Houston on April 27, 2024.

She's the G.O.A.T. for a reason.

Christine Sinclair, at age 40, is still writing history for women's soccer in North America, and her latest feat helped her club nab its first win of the 2024 season.

The Burnaby sports icon scored Portland's opening goal at home against Houston last Saturday, April 20, ultimately leading the Thorns to a 4-1 victory.

Sinclair's first of the year came in the sixth minute on a rebound after Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell made an initial save on Sophia Smith.

The goal set a new standard for the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) as Sinclair is now the only player to score in all 11 seasons since the league's inception in 2013.

Seattle Reign FC midfielder Jess Fishlock is the only other player to score in the first 10 seasons of the NWSL. She's yet to find the back of the net thus far in 2024.

For Sinclair, the title adds to a long list of accolades the Burnaby South Secondary grad.

She's the greatest goal-scorer of all time with 190 in 327 caps with Canada's national women's team since 2000; has three Olympic medals, including gold from Tokyo 2020; the Northern Star Award (2012, Canada's Athlete of the Year); a spot on Canada's Walk of Fame (2013); inductions to the Order of Canada and B.C. (2017 and 2022); and three club titles with Portland Thorns FC (2013, 2017 and 2022).

Sinclair played in six FIFA Women's World Cups before officially walking off the international pitch for the last time in Vancouver last December in a friendly against Australia.

On Jan. 22, she signed a one-year deal with Portland for what could be her final season of professional soccer.

But the Thorns are struggling with a 1-3-1 record through the first five games. Portland is on the road in Chicago on Saturday, April 27.