Houston Dash HOU

5‑7‑5 , 3‑2‑4 Home

1
Final
Fri, Jun 22

Portland Thorns FCPOR

7‑5‑5 , 3‑2‑3 Away

3

BBVA Compass Stadium

Houston, Texas

Attendance: 3,480

Christine Sinclair leads the Thorns to a 3-1 road win over the Dash

Sinclair made her 100th career appearance

Portland Thorns FC forward Christine Sinclair scored her seventh goal of the season in Week 13. (Photo credit: Wilf Thorne/isiphotos.com)

In her 100th career NWSL game, Christine Sinclair scored a goal, tallied an assist, and led Portland Thorns FC to a 3-1 road win over the Houston Dash to kick off Week 13 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Sinclair’s goal came in the 83rd minute, her league-leading seventh of the season. Sinclair received a pass from second half sub Tyler Lussi and dribbled to her right before shooting a long-distance shot from about 25 yards out. Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell jumped to make a play on the ball, but it went through her hands to put the Thorns up 3-1 and the game out of reach.

Sinclair got things going for the Thorns in the 9th minute, winning the ball at midfield and then eventually making the key pass on Tobin Heath‘s early goal. Thorns forward Ana-Maria Crnogorčević, who was active all game, made a dummy over the ball allowing Heath to be able to take the shot. In addition to leading the league in goals, Sinclair is now tied for the league-lead in assists with four.

The Dash quickly equalized after Heath’s goal, courtesy of one of their newest players. Sofia Huerta, in her Dash debut, got on the scoresheet in the 12th minute after some nice work on the left wing by Kealia Ohai put the Dash on the attack. Kyah Simon sent a low cross into the box and Emily Sonnett‘s attempted clearance bounced off goalkeeper Adrianna Franch and out to Huerta, who knocked it into the back of the net to tie things at 1-1.

But Portland took the lead again in the 33rd minute. Crnogorčević’s initial close-range shot was saved by Campbell, but she stayed with the play and headed it past Campbell for her second goal of the season.

Houston and Huerta had an opportunity to even the score in the 65th minute, but Huerta’s shot was blocked by Emily Menges.

The Dash started three new players in the game: Huerta in the midfield, Taylor Comeau at right back and Clare Polkinghorne in the midfield. Huerta and Comeau came to the Dash in this week’s trade that sent the rights to Christen Press away. Polkinghorne signed with the Dash earlier this month before making her debut Friday night.

For the Thorns, Franch made her return to the starting lineup after being out due to meniscus surgery on her right knee. Heath missed last week’s game due to an ankle sprain, and was listed as questionable heading into this game, but played 56 minutes.

The Thorns held the clear edge in possession, 56% to 44%. While the Dash outshot the Thorns 17-11, the Thorns had more shots on goal (5-3).

Because of the international break and a bye week, it was the first game for the Dash since June 3. The result moves the Thorns into fourth place pending the rest of Week 13’s games at 5-4-4 with 13 points. The Dash are now 3-5-5 with 14 points and in seventh place. Both teams will be in action again on Wednesday night as the Thorns host Sky Blue FC and the Dash visit the Pride.

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
4

Allysha Chapman

Defender
5

Janine van Wyk

Defender
22

Amber Brooks

Defender
21

Taylor Comeau

Defender
8

Clare Polkinghorne

Defensive Midfielder
  69'
7

Kealia Ohai

Midfielder
23

Sofia Huerta

Midfielder
  12'
10

Linda Maserame Motlhalo

Midfielder
17

Kyah Simon

Midfielder
  85'   89'
3

Rachel Daly

Striker

substitutes

20

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
9

Haley Hanson

Substitute
30

Bianca Henninger

Substitute
13

Savannah Jordan

Substitute
11

Thembi Kgatlana

Substitute
  69'
12

Veronica Latsko

Substitute
  89'
14

Nichelle Prince

Substitute

manager

 

Vera Pauw

Manager

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
4

Emily Menges

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
8

Andressa Cavalari Machry

Defensive Midfielder
30

Celeste Boureille

Defensive Midfielder
17

Tobin Heath

Attacking Midfielder
  56'   9'
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacking Midfielder
  83'
15

Ellie Carpenter

Attacking Midfielder
  88'
7

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic

Striker
  66'   33'

substitutes

33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute
20

Kelli Hubly

Substitute
34

Tyler Lussi

Substitute
  66'
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
21

Hayley Raso

Substitute
  56'
36

Angela Salem

Substitute
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute
  88'

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Houston Dash 1, Portland Thorns 3.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Houston Dash 1, Portland Thorns 3.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Portland Thorns).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Comeau (Houston Dash).

90'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

90'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Allysha Chapman.

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Veronica Latsko replaces Kyah Simon.

88'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Mallory Weber replaces Ellie Carpenter.

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the right.

85'

YELLOW CARD

Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85'

FREE KICK WON

Ellie Carpenter (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kyah Simon (Houston Dash).

84'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

83'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 1, Portland Thorns 3. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tyler Lussi.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns).

82'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hayley Raso.

79'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

79'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kyah Simon.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

78'

FREE KICK WON

Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Taylor Comeau.

77'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

75'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Portland Thorns).

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Allysha Chapman with a cross.

71'

FREE KICK WON

Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Thembi Kgatlana (Houston Dash).

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Thembi Kgatlana replaces Clare Polkinghorne.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Tyler Lussi replaces Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

65'

FREE KICK WON

Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash).

65'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kealia Ohai.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Portland Thorns).

62'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

61'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

59'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

58'

FREE KICK WON

Andressinha (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Clare Polkinghorne (Houston Dash).

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Hayley Raso replaces Tobin Heath.

55'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

55'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Katherine Reynolds.

54'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Taylor Comeau with a cross.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

53'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Sofia Huerta tries a through ball, but Kealia Ohai is caught offside.

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns).

48'

FREE KICK WON

Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

47'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47'

FREE KICK WON

Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kyah Simon (Houston Dash).

START

Second Half begins Houston Dash 1, Portland Thorns 2.

45'+4'

END 1

First Half ends, Houston Dash 1, Portland Thorns 2.

45'+3'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Emily Menges.

44'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Katherine Reynolds.

44'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Linda Motlhalo (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

41'

FREE KICK WON

Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

39'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Andressinha (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

37'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christine Sinclair with a through ball.

36'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

36'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Allysha Chapman.

35'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Emily Menges.

33'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 1, Portland Thorns 2. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

33'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg.

31'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29'

START DELAY

Delay in match Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

29'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

27'

FREE KICK WON

Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kyah Simon (Houston Dash).

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns).

26'

FREE KICK WON

Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns).

23'

FREE KICK WON

Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

21'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross.

19'

POST

Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

18'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Clare Polkinghorne (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

14'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

12'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 1, Portland Thorns 1. Sofia Huerta (Houston Dash) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

11'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Jane Campbell tries a through ball, but Rachel Daly is caught offside.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kyah Simon (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kealia Ohai.

9'

GOAL

Goal! Houston Dash 0, Portland Thorns 1. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christine Sinclair.

5'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Kyah Simon tries a through ball, but Taylor Comeau is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

HOU
KO HT FT 90+
56
Hayley Raso 21
Tobin Heath 17
66
Tyler Lussi 34
Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 7
69
Thembi Kgatlana 11
Clare Polkinghorne
88
Mallory Weber 26
Ellie Carpenter 15
89
Veronica Latsko 12
Kyah Simon 17
9
goal

Tobin Heath 17

Assisted by: Christine Sinclair 12

12
goal

Sofia Huerta 11

33
goal

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 7

83
goal

Christine Sinclair 12

Assisted by: Tyler Lussi 34

85
yellow card

Kyah Simon 17

POR

Goals & Assists

9′ Portland Thorns FC
Tobin Heath
Assisted by: Christine Sinclair
12′ Houston Dash
Sofia Huerta
33′ Portland Thorns FC
Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
83′ Portland Thorns FC
Christine Sinclair
Assisted by: Tyler Lussi

Disciplinary

85′ Houston Dash
Kyah Simon

Substitutions

56′ Portland Thorns FC
  Hayley Raso
  Tobin Heath
66′ Portland Thorns FC
  Tyler Lussi
  Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
69′ Houston Dash
  Thembi Kgatlana
  Clare Polkinghorne
88′ Portland Thorns FC
  Mallory Weber
  Ellie Carpenter
89′ Houston Dash
  Veronica Latsko
  Kyah Simon


HOU

Match Statistics


POR

17
Shots
11
3
Shots On Goal
5
7
Shots Blocked
2
7
Corners
2
25
Crosses
10
3
Offsides
0
8
Fouls
15
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
366
Total Passes
488
73.5%
Passing Accuracy
81.4%
44%
Possession
56%
41
Duels Won
39
14
Tackles Won
11
2
Saves
1
15
Clearances
33

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
4 D Allysha Chapman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 D Janine van Wyk 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
22 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 D Taylor Comeau 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
8 DM Clare Polkinghorne 69 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
7 M Kealia Ohai 90 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 1
23 M Sofia Huerta 90 1 0 4 2 1 0 1 3
10 M Linda Maserame Motlhalo 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
17 M Kyah Simon 89 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 1
3 F Rachel Daly 90 0 0 3 0 6 1 1 2
20 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Haley Hanson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Bianca Henninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Savannah Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Thembi Kgatlana 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 S Veronica Latsko 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Nichelle Prince 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Jane Campbell 90 3 11 2 0 0 0 0
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 D Emily Menges 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
8 DM Andressa Cavalari Machry 90 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 1
30 DM Celeste Boureille 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
17 AM Tobin Heath 56 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
12 AM Christine Sinclair 90 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 0
15 AM Ellie Carpenter 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 F Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 66 1 0 4 2 0 0 3 0
33 S Britt Eckerstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Kelli Hubly 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 S Tyler Lussi 24 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S Hayley Raso 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
36 S Angela Salem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Mallory Weber 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Adrianna Franch 90 1 17 1 0 0 0 0