Portland Thorns FC POR

12‑6‑6 , 6‑3‑3 Home

2
Final
Sat, Aug 18

Chicago Red StarsCHI

9‑5‑10 , 4‑2‑6 Away

2

Providence Park

Portland, Oregon

Attendance: 18,631

Thorns come back for 2-2 draw vs. Red Stars

Thorns and Red Stars split the points on Saturday night

Christine Sinclair scored in Portland's 2-2 draw with Chicago in Week 21. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

The Chicago Red Stars took a 2-0 lead, but Portland Thorns FC stormed back with two goals of their own and the teams split the points with a 2-2 draw in front of 18,631 fans at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon.

The Thorns are now 9-6-6 with 33 points and in third place. The Red Stars are now 7-4-10 with 31 points and in fourth place. The standings could change on Sunday morning when the Pride (8-7-6, 30 points) resume their lightning-suspended match with the Courage.

The Red Stars took the lead courtesy of a Sam Kerr brace. Her first goal coming at the end of the first half and then her second at the start of the second half. Kerr now leads the Golden Boot race with 12 goals, jumping ahead of Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan.

Kerr’s first came in the 44th minute following a strong individual effort in the box to get around Thorns defender Emily Sonnett and then hit her shot past goalkeeper Adrianna Franch. Red Stars forward Yuki Nagasato earned her sixth assist of the year on the goal, all of which have come on Kerr goals.

Her second goal came in the 48th minute, a header in the box to finish off a cross from Red Stars midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo to put the Red Stars up 2-0.

Kerr’s 12 goals have come in 16 games for the Red Stars. She also has two assists.

The Thorns started their comeback in the 60th minute with a goal from Tobin Heath. Thorns forward Christine Sinclair took a pass from Heath near the midfield sideline and put on a spin move to escape pressure from Red Stars midfielder Nikki Stanton, before taking the ball into the final third. The Thorns had one opportunity cleared out of the box by the Red Stars, but the Thorns retained possession — and eventually Ellie Carpenter served the ball back into the area and towards the head of Horan. Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher came off her line to punch the ball away from Horan, but only as far as Heath, who headed it into the open net to get Portland their first goal of the game.

And then it was Sinclair who scored the game’s final goal in the 69th minute. Sinclair sprung Heath down the right sideline and then Heath served a low cross back into the box as Sinclair and Caitlin Foord ran into the path of the ball. Foord let the pass go behind her and to a wide-open Sinclair, who slid and finished it off with her left foot.

It’s Sinclair’s eighth goal of the season to go with six assists.

The Red Stars had one late chance to get the win on a shot by DiBernardo, but Franch got both hands on the shot to tip it off the post.

The Thorns finished the match with the better of possession, 54.2% to 45.8%. The Red Stars took more shots (18-7) and shots on goal (7-4).

The Red Stars will next face their nearest playoff competitor, the Orlando Pride, on the road on Saturday night. The Thorns next face Sky Blue FC at home on Wednesday night and then will head to Washington, D.C., to face the Spirit at Audi Field on Saturday.

 

 

Correction: An earlier version of this recap said the Red Stars held the possession edge in this match. It was the Thorns.

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
4

Emily Menges

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
  67'
15

Ellie Carpenter

Defender
10

Lindsey Horan

Midfielder
12

Christine Sinclair

Midfielder
  69'
30

Celeste Boureille

Midfielder
  56'
17

Tobin Heath

Striker
  60'
7

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic

Striker
  56'
21

Hayley Raso

Striker
  78'

substitutes

27

Elizabeth Ball

Substitute
8

Andressinha

Substitute
  56'
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute
9

Caitlin Foord

Substitute
  56'
34

Tyler Lussi

Substitute
23

Margaret Purce

Substitute
  78'
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
8

Julie Ertz

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
6

Casey Short

Defender
4

Alyssa Mautz

Midfielder
  88'
2

Nikki Stanton

Midfielder
  80'
13

Morgan Brian

Midfielder
  46'
10

Vanessa DiBernardo

Midfielder
20

Sam Kerr

Striker
  44', 49'
12

Yuki Nagasato

Striker

substitutes

21

Emily Boyd

Substitute
24

Danielle Colaprico

Substitute
  46'
23

Brooke Elby

Substitute
14

Sarah Gorden

Substitute
19

Summer Green

Substitute
15

Michele Vasconcelos

Substitute
  88'
22

Rosie White

Substitute
  81'   80'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Portland Thorns 2, Chicago Red Stars 2.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Portland Thorns 2, Chicago Red Stars 2.

90'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo following a set piece situation.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Portland Thorns).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

90'+1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Michele Vasconcelos.

90'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michele Vasconcelos.

88'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Michele Vasconcelos replaces Alyssa Mautz.

85'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Midge Purce.

84'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ellie Carpenter (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

83'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Julie Ertz.

81'

YELLOW CARD

Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Chicago Red Stars).

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

80'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Rosie White replaces Nikki Stanton.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Midge Purce replaces Hayley Raso.

77'

MISS

Attempt missed. Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Christine Sinclair.

74'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Lindsey Horan tries a through ball, but Hayley Raso is caught offside.

69'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 2, Chicago Red Stars 2. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tobin Heath.

67'

YELLOW CARD

Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

67'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Ellie Carpenter tries a through ball, but Caitlin Foord is caught offside.

63'

FREE KICK WON

Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

62'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

60'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 1, Chicago Red Stars 2. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

57'

FREE KICK WON

Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns).

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Andressinha replaces Celeste Boureille.

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Caitlin Foord replaces Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

52'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

52'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

51'

FREE KICK WON

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

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

51'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo.

50'

FREE KICK WON

Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katie Naughton (Chicago Red Stars).

49'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 0, Chicago Red Stars 2. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo with a cross.

48'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Samantha Kerr tries a through ball, but Alyssa Mautz is caught offside.

47'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

46'

FREE KICK WON

Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars).

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Danielle Colaprico replaces Morgan Brian.

START

Second Half begins Portland Thorns 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Portland Thorns 0, Chicago Red Stars 1.

44'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 0, Chicago Red Stars 1. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

41'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Lindsey Horan tries a through ball, but Tobin Heath is caught offside.

41'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

37'

FREE KICK WON

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

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

37'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato.

36'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arin Gilliland with a cross.

35'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35'

START DELAY

Delay in match Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars).

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

33'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Emily Menges.

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Arin Gilliland following a set piece situation.

30'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

28'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Arin Gilliland tries a through ball, but Samantha Kerr is caught offside.

27'

MISS

Attempt missed. Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arin Gilliland following a set piece situation.

26'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

24'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21'

FREE KICK WON

Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

19'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Tobin Heath.

19'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

19'

FREE KICK WON

Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Arin Gilliland.

14'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Arin Gilliland tries a through ball, but Alyssa Mautz is caught offside.

13'

FREE KICK WON

Yuki Nagasato (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

8'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Chicago Red Stars. Arin Gilliland tries a through ball, but Yuki Nagasato is caught offside.

8'

FREE KICK WON

Vanessa Di Bernardo (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Vanessa Di Bernardo.

5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

5'

FREE KICK WON

Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3'

FREE KICK WON

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

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars).

1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Samantha Kerr (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Yuki Nagasato with a headed pass.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

POR
KO HT FT 90+
46
Colaprico 24
Brian 13
56
Andressinha 8
Boureille 30
56
Foord 9
Crnogorcevic 7
78
Purce 23
Raso 21
80
White 22
Stanton 2
88
Vasconcelos 15
Mautz 4
44
goal

Sam Kerr 20

Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato 12

49
goal

Sam Kerr 20

Assisted by: Vanessa DiBernardo 10

60
goal

Tobin Heath 17

69
goal

Christine Sinclair 12

Assisted by: Tobin Heath 17

67
yellow card

Emily Sonnett 16

81
yellow card

Rosie White 22

CHI

Goals & Assists

44′ Chicago Red Stars
Sam Kerr
Assisted by: Yuki Nagasato
49′ Chicago Red Stars
Sam Kerr
Assisted by: Vanessa DiBernardo
60′ Portland Thorns FC
Tobin Heath
69′ Portland Thorns FC
Christine Sinclair
Assisted by: Tobin Heath

Disciplinary

67′ Portland Thorns FC
Emily Sonnett
81′ Chicago Red Stars
Rosie White

Substitutions

46′ Chicago Red Stars
  Danielle Colaprico
  Morgan Brian
56′ Portland Thorns FC
  Andressinha
  Celeste Boureille
56′ Portland Thorns FC
  Caitlin Foord
  Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
78′ Portland Thorns FC
  Margaret Purce
  Hayley Raso
80′ Chicago Red Stars
  Rosie White
  Nikki Stanton
88′ Chicago Red Stars
  Michele Vasconcelos
  Alyssa Mautz


POR

Match Statistics


CHI

7
Shots
18
4
Shots On Goal
7
1
Shots Blocked
3
2
Corners
3
17
Crosses
13
3
Offsides
4
10
Fouls
9
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
428
Total Passes
367
72.9%
Passing Accuracy
67.3%
54.2%
Possession
45.8%
43
Duels Won
50
17
Tackles Won
18
5
Saves
2
23
Clearances
21

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Emily Menges 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 D Ellie Carpenter 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 M Lindsey Horan 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 4
12 M Christine Sinclair 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
30 M Celeste Boureille 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 F Tobin Heath 90 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1
7 F Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
21 F Hayley Raso 78 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
27 S Elizabeth Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Andressinha 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
33 S Britt Eckerstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Caitlin Foord 34 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 S Tyler Lussi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Margaret Purce 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Mallory Weber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Adrianna Franch 90 2 18 5 0 0 0 0
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
8 D Julie Ertz 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 D Casey Short 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
4 M Alyssa Mautz 88 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
2 M Nikki Stanton 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 M Morgan Brian 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
10 M Vanessa DiBernardo 90 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 1
20 F Sam Kerr 90 2 0 6 3 0 1 0 2
12 F Yuki Nagasato 90 0 1 4 1 0 1 0 2
21 S Emily Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Danielle Colaprico 45 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
23 S Brooke Elby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 S Sarah Gorden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 S Summer Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Michele Vasconcelos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Rosie White 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 2 7 2 0 0 0 0

chalkboard

matchday live

heat map