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Video: These are Christine Sinclair's top 10 goals from her international career

Canada Soccer searched through 190 goals to find what the organization believes are the Burnaby sports icon's finest.

An era will end tonight, Dec. 5, in Vancouver.

Christine Sinclair will take the pitch with Canada one last time as the women's national team is set to play a friendly against Australia at BC Place — renamed Christine Sinclair Place for today only to honour the Burnaby legend.

She'll retire as soccer's current all-time goal-scorer, women or men, with 190 international goals in a red and white jersey.

With so many to look back on, Canada Soccer set on a challenge to find Sinclair's best since coming onto the scene in March 2000.

The national governing body for soccer has since compiled, what it believes, are her top 10 most memorable goals.

The highlight pack revisits Sinclair's famous hat-trick at Old Trafford against the U.S. in the controversial semifinal match at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

Also featured is her successful penalty kick against China PR in Canada's opening match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, which took place in Edmonton, Alta., in front of a record-setting 53,058 fans at Commonwealth Stadium.

The question is: will Sinclair have one last chance to score her 191st on what will be an emotional, historic night?

Mentoring in Burnaby

Sinclair also took time to mentor the next generation after landing in Vancouver.

Burnaby FC welcomed Sinclair as part of a Visa Canada initiative to a series of training sessions with 60 young athletes.

"Life long memories were created for girls at Burnaby FC with the influence and words from Christine Sinclair, Ashley Lawrence, and Karina LeBlanc," said club spokesperson Heather Moffat in a social media post.

"To top it off, we were thrilled to present a $20,000 donation to the Christine Sinclair Foundation in support of Girls with Goals," added Visa Canada spokesperson Heather Nobes.

"We're proud to contribute to this important initiative aimed at leveling the playing field, as part of our broader commitment to help grow the women’s game in Canada."

Sinclair's final match tonight kicks off at 7 p.m. at Christine Sinclair Place with roughly 42,000 people expected to attend.

A special ceremony is scheduled to take place at 6:45 p.m. to recognize the soccer icon, as well as Abbotsford's Sophie Schmidt and goalkeeper Erin McLeod, who are also retiring from international play.