Sinclair is NWSL’s first-ever player of the month By Steven Sandor Posted on May 8, 2013 1 0 727 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter The NWSL announced its first-ever player of the month on Tuesday — and the honour went to all-time Canadian goal-scoring leader Christine Sinclair. Sinclair scored twice and added an assist as her Portland Thorns began the season on a strong note, going 2-0-1 in April. Christine Sinclair Sinclair scored on a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Kansas City, assisted on an Alex Morgan goal in a 2-1 win over Seattle, and scored in a 2-0 win over Chicago. Sinclair is one of 16 Canadian women’s national team players allocated to the league through an agreement with the Canadian Soccer Association. The CSA pays the salaries of its 16 national-teamers, and the players get the benefit of playing time in a pro league. Portland’s record is now at 3-0-1, and its 10 points puts it at the top of the league — which isn’t a surprise as the Thorns were pretty well every NWSL prognosticator’s preseason pick to win the title.