Along the way, Wambach set the American record for career World Cup qualifying goals with 18 in the process. Michelle Akers previously held the mark with 17.
Carli Lloyd picked up a goal and two assists for the USA, while Sydney Leroux netted her first, after several of her attempts during the U.S semifinal win that saw the forward hit the cross-bar.
The Americans outscored their opponents 21-0 during their five wins in the tournament.
For Costa Rica it will be their first trip to the world's most high profile platform for women soccer.
Their semifinal win over eventual third play winners Mexico, gave the 'ticas' the honour of being the first South American women's team to qualify for a FIFA Women's World Cup.
Mexico coach Leonardo Cuellar rested his entire midfield and forward players—six in total—in the CONCACAF semifinal on Friday. It meant that more than half “El Tricolor” had four days rest between games while the Trinidad and Tobago team, already haunted by injuries and a key suspension, got just one day off.
“We have a great group of resilient young ladies and I’m super proud of each and every one of them.” said Captain Maylee Attin-Johnson.
Ecuador played three games at home in the South American qualifiers and four away. They lost ever match on the road and won all but one home game. Ecuador’s only defeat in the thin air of Quito came to Brazil.
“It’s been a great experience for us both on and off the field,” said Attin-Johnson, as she took a second to consider the last fortnight. “We became sisters in this tournament. The most important thing is we played with all our hearts and fought for each other.
“It’s been a tremendous ride but we know it is not over.”
The Federation of Mexico have offered the use of their Olympic training centre in Mexico City.
“I want to get them down to Mexico on Wednesday and start preparing in altitude, because we are going to be in very high altitude in Ecuador. We need to be in that altitude for about eight days and get back down to sea level for about two or three days, and then head to Ecuador,” stated T&T’s American head coach Randy Waldrum.
The training camp will take place at the Training Center (Centro de Capacitación, CECAP), one of three operational centres for the Mexican Football Association. The T&T is scheduled to arrive in Ecuador on November 5th.
Attin-Johnson said they are going into the games against Ecuador with the motto ‘performance beats old talk any day.'
The two-leg play-offs take place 2,782 meters above sea level in Quito, Ecuador on the November 8 2014, at a venue once deemed medically unsafe for players by world governing body, FIFA. The return fixture to be held in Port-of-Spain on December 2, 2014.