Portland Thorns FC POR

12‑6‑6 , 6‑3‑3 Home

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Final
Sun, Apr 15

Orlando PrideORL

8‑10‑6 , 5‑5‑2 Away

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Providence Park

Portland, Oregon

Attendance: 16,466

Thorns win home opener, 2-1 over Pride

The Thorns are 6-0-0 in home openers

Portland Thorns FC won their sixth straight home opener on Sunday afternoon — a 2-1 win over the Orlando Pride at Providence Park. A crowd of 16,466 came out in the rain to welcome the Thorns for their first home game since winning the 2017 NWSL Championship last October.

 

The Thorns have never gotten less than three points in a home opener in their NWSL history. Portland also improved to 5-0-1 all-time against the Pride, including the playoffs.

 

Portland improves to 2-1-0 with the win, while the Pride are now 0-2-1.

 

Orlando jumped out to an early lead in the game, with a goal in the 20th minute. After a foul called against the Pride, Thorns defender Emily Sonnett tried to take a quick restart, but Pride midfielder Christine Nairn read the play and won the ball away from Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan. It looked like Nairn might take the shot herself, but she passed to Chioma Ubogagu in the box, open in between two Portland defenders. Ubogagu took a few touches before sending a left-footed shot to the far corner to beat Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.

 

 

 

But Horan equalized just eight minutes later with a shot from distance that beat Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, bounced off the post and over the goal line. Horan started the play with a run through midfield, before the ball eventually went to Christine Sinclair. The Thorns captain drew several Pride defenders and dished back to Horan, who found space to dial up the left-footed shot.

 

 

Sinclair scored the game-winner in the 39th minute, and now leads the NWSL with three goals. Meghan Klingenberg found Horan in space on the left sideline. Horan served a cross into the box that fell in between the Pride defense and right to Sinclair, who tapped it in for her third goal of the year, and her 34th all-time regular season goal.

 

Thorns forward Ana-Maria Crnogorčević made her NWSL debut in the 60th minute. Crnogorčević, Switzerland’s all-time leading scorer, signed with the Thorns in March and joined the team this week. She nearly got her first NWSL goal in the 67th minute, but couldn’t quite get the timing right on her shot.

 

Harris was called on to make six saves, including a strong effort on a Tyler Lussi shot in the 17th minute — on a play that also included a diving block from Sydney Leroux.

 

 

The Pride were once again without a number of players because of international duty — most notably Marta, the club’s all-time leader in goals scored. Ubogagu’s goal was the first goal they scored without Marta on the field since 2016, before she joined the team. They were also without Monica (Brazil), Poliana (Brazil), Alanna Kennedy (Australia) and Emily van Egmond (Australia) because of Women’s World Cup qualifiers for both countries. Forward Rachel Hill also missed the game because of a right quad strain.

 

Alex Morgan rejoined the team after missing Week 2 with a concussion, but did not see much of the ball on Sunday. As a team, Orlando only connected for one shot on goal, the one that Ubogagu scored on.

 

Portland, too, was short-handed because of international duty, missing Andressinha (Brazil), Caitlin Foord (Australia), Ellie Carpenter (Australia) and Hayley Raso (Australia).

 

Tobin Heath was available on the bench for the Thorns, but did not see her first minutes of 2018 following offseason ankle surgery. Defender Emily Menges (right tibia stress syndrome) missed her third straight game due to injury.  

 

The Thorns will next take on the Washington Spirit at home on Friday night. The Pride will head home to welcome the Houston Dash on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
20

Kelli Hubly

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Midfielder
10

Lindsey Horan

Midfielder
  28'
30

Celeste Boureille

Midfielder
  90 + 1'
23

Margaret Purce

Midfielder
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacking Midfielder
  39'
34

Tyler Lussi

Striker
  60'
26

Mallory Weber

Striker
  60'

substitutes

7

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic

Substitute
  60'
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute
17

Tobin Heath

Substitute
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
  60'
36

Angela Salem

Substitute
  90 + 1'

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

Orlando Pride

24

Ashlyn Harris

Goalkeeper
16

Carson Pickett

Defender
  67'
3

Toni Pressley

Defender
  85'
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
11

Ali Krieger

Defender
7

Christine Nairn

Defensive Midfielder
17

Dani Weatherholt

Defensive Midfielder
6

Chioma Ubogagu

Attacking Midfielder
  20'
2

Sydney Leroux

Attacking Midfielder
12

Kristen Edmonds

Attacking Midfielder
  77'
13

Alex Morgan

Striker

substitutes

22

Bridget Callahan

Substitute
26

Christine Creighton

Substitute
20

Abby Elinsky

Substitute
  67'
8

Danica Evans

Substitute
  77'
23

Nádia Gomes

Substitute
28

Haley Kopmeyer

Substitute
25

Lotta Ökvist

Substitute

manager

 

Tom Sermanni

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Portland Thorns 2, Orlando Pride 1.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Portland Thorns 2, Orlando Pride 1.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Midge Purce (Portland Thorns).

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Toni Pressley (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+1'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Angela Salem replaces Celeste Boureille.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

89'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

88'

CORNER

Corner, Orlando Pride. Conceded by Lindsey Horan.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ifeoma Onumonu.

86'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ifeoma Onumonu (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Christine Sinclair with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

85'

YELLOW CARD

Toni Pressley (Orlando Pride) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85'

FREE KICK WON

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

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Toni Pressley (Orlando Pride).

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

84'

FREE KICK WON

Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

83'

FREE KICK WON

Danica Evans (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Christine Nairn.

82'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Toni Pressley (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

81'

FREE KICK WON

Danica Evans (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu following a set piece situation.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

79'

FREE KICK WON

Danica Evans (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Danica Evans replaces Kristen Edmonds.

76'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

75'

START DELAY

Delay in match Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

74'

FREE KICK WON

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

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride).

73'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Meghan Klingenberg tries a through ball, but Ifeoma Onumonu is caught offside.

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Nairn (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kristen Edmonds.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns).

68'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ifeoma Onumonu (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

67'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Orlando Pride. Abby Elinsky replaces Carson Pickett.

67'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Ifeoma Onumonu with a cross.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kelli Hubly.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride).

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns).

64'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Ashlyn Harris.

62'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ifeoma Onumonu (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Midge Purce with a cross.

60'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Tyler Lussi.

60'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic replaces Mallory Weber.

60'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Lindsey Horan tries a through ball, but Mallory Weber is caught offside.

55'

FREE KICK WON

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

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride).

54'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Midge Purce.

51'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

51'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyler Lussi.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Midge Purce (Portland Thorns).

46'

FREE KICK WON

Carson Pickett (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

Second Half begins Portland Thorns 2, Orlando Pride 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Portland Thorns 2, Orlando Pride 1.

45'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

43'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 2, Orlando Pride 1. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lindsey Horan with a cross.

38'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Celeste Boureille tries a through ball, but Tyler Lussi is caught offside.

36'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Midge Purce with a cross.

33'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Christine Sinclair tries a through ball, but Mallory Weber is caught offside.

32'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Celeste Boureille.

30'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Midge Purce.

28'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 1, Orlando Pride 1. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Christine Sinclair.

27'

POST

Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Carson Pickett.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns).

26'

FREE KICK WON

Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg.

20'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 0, Orlando Pride 1. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christine Nairn.

20'

FREE KICK WON

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

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride).

19'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Orlando Pride. Toni Pressley tries a through ball, but Chioma Ubogagu is caught offside.

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Weber (Portland Thorns).

17'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mallory Weber.

16'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Christine Nairn.

15'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Lindsey Horan tries a through ball, but Meghan Klingenberg is caught offside.

14'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kelli Hubly.

13'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sydney Leroux following a set piece situation.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Midge Purce (Portland Thorns).

11'

FREE KICK WON

Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10'

FREE KICK WON

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

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride).

8'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1'

MISS

Attempt missed. Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Morgan.

1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Christine Sinclair tries a through ball, but Mallory Weber is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

POR
KO HT FT 90+
60
Crnogorcevic 7
Weber 26
60
Onumonu 22
Lussi 34
67
Elinsky 20
Pickett 16
77
Evans 8
Edmonds 12
90 +1
Salem 36
Boureille 30
20
goal

Chioma Ubogagu 6

Assisted by: Christine Nairn 7

28
goal

Lindsey Horan 10

Assisted by: Christine Sinclair 12

39
goal

Christine Sinclair 12

Assisted by: Lindsey Horan 10

85
yellow card

Toni Pressley 3

ORL

Goals & Assists

20′ Orlando Pride
Chioma Ubogagu
Assisted by: Christine Nairn
28′ Portland Thorns FC
Lindsey Horan
Assisted by: Christine Sinclair
39′ Portland Thorns FC
Christine Sinclair
Assisted by: Lindsey Horan

Disciplinary

85′ Orlando Pride
Toni Pressley

Substitutions

60′ Portland Thorns FC
  Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
  Mallory Weber
60′ Portland Thorns FC
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Tyler Lussi
67′ Orlando Pride
  Abby Elinsky
  Carson Pickett
77′ Orlando Pride
  Danica Evans
  Kristen Edmonds
90 + 1′ Portland Thorns FC
  Angela Salem
  Celeste Boureille


POR

Match Statistics


ORL

16
Shots
11
8
Shots On Goal
1
2
Shots Blocked
4
4
Corners
1
26
Crosses
13
6
Offsides
1
12
Fouls
8
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
438
Total Passes
376
73.5%
Passing Accuracy
64.6%
54.3%
Possession
45.7%
61
Duels Won
63
18
Tackles Won
14
0
Saves
6
39
Clearances
20

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
20 D Kelli Hubly 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 M Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0
10 M Lindsey Horan 90 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 2
30 M Celeste Boureille 89 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1
23 M Margaret Purce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
12 AM Christine Sinclair 90 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 0
34 F Tyler Lussi 60 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
26 F Mallory Weber 60 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
7 S Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 30 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
33 S Britt Eckerstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Tobin Heath 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 30 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 1
36 S Angela Salem 1 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 11 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Carson Pickett 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 D Toni Pressley 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 D Ali Krieger 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 DM Christine Nairn 90 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
17 DM Dani Weatherholt 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
6 AM Chioma Ubogagu 90 1 0 3 1 0 1 2 1
2 AM Sydney Leroux 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
12 AM Kristen Edmonds 77 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
13 F Alex Morgan 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
22 S Bridget Callahan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Christine Creighton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Abby Elinsky 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Danica Evans 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
23 S Nádia Gomes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 S Haley Kopmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 S Lotta Ökvist 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Ashlyn Harris 90 2 16 6 0 0 0 0

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