Portland Thorns FC POR

9‑6‑5 , 4‑3‑2 Home

2
Final
Fri, May 25

Utah Royals FCUTA

7‑7‑7 , 3‑4‑3 Away

0

Providence Park

Portland, Oregon

Attendance: 15,113

Sinclair gets No. 6 as Thorns beat Utah Royals FC 2-0

Sinclair leads the NWSL with six goals

Christine Sinclair celebrates her league-leading sixth goal of the season. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

Portland Thorns FC topped Utah Royals FC 2-0 on Friday night in front of a crowd of 15,113 at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. The win moved the Thorns into second place in the NWSL, one point ahead of Seattle Reign FC, who play Saturday night.

With the win, the Thorns are now 4-3-3 (15 points). Thorns coach Mark Parsons became the third coach in NWSL history to reach 50 regular season wins, joining Reign coach Vlatko Andonovski and Utah coach Laura Harvey. Utah Royals FC fell to 2-2-5 (11 points) with their first road loss in franchise history.

In the 18th minute, Christine Sinclair scored the first goal of the game for the Thorns, her league-leading sixth goal of the season. Sinclair started the play at midfield, serving a lob over the top to Tobin Heath, and then continuing her run towards goal. Heath threaded the pass back to Sinclair, who took a touch to her left before shooting and beating Utah goalkeeper Abby Smith.

 

 

Lindsey Horan doubled the lead in the 39th minute, finishing a cross from Meghan Klingenberg with her knee to give Portland a 2-0 lead. The goal is Horan’s fourth of the season, pulling her into a tie for second in the NWSL.

The Thorns had a great chance to score just a few moments earlier, but Smith made a kick save and then Utah defender Becky Sauerbrunn blocked a shot with her face.

 

Utah had a chance to pull one back near the end of the first half, but Klingenberg cleared Amy Rodriguez‘s shot off the line.

Sinclair and Heath nearly connected again for another goal late, but Sinclair’s shot bounced off the crossbar.

 

 

It’s the second straight shutout for the Thorns. It’s also the second clean sheet for goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom, who made two saves in the match, including one on a hard Rodriguez shot moments before the final whistle.

Rodriguez played all 90 minutes for the first time this season, after returning from the ACL tear she suffered last year.

The Thorns will next be in action on Wednesday night when they host the unbeaten North Carolina Courage. Utah Royals FC will visit Sky Blue FC (0-6-1) on June 2.

Portland Thorns FC

33

Britt Eckerstrom

Goalkeeper
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
4

Emily Menges

Defender
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
23

Margaret Purce

Defender
10

Lindsey Horan

Defensive Midfielder
  67'   39'
8

Andressinha

Defensive Midfielder
  58'
17

Tobin Heath

Attacking Midfielder
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacking Midfielder
  18'
15

Ellie Carpenter

Attacking Midfielder
  63'
7

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic

Striker
  83'

substitutes

30

Celeste Boureille

Substitute
18

Adelaide Gay

Substitute
20

Kelli Hubly

Substitute
  63'
34

Tyler Lussi

Substitute
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
  83'
36

Angela Salem

Substitute
  58'
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
  69'
13

Brooke Elby

Defender
  78'
19

Katrina Gorry

Defensive Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Defensive Midfielder
15

Erika Tymrak

Attacking Midfielder
  63'
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Attacking Midfielder
  83'
10

Diana Matheson

Attacking Midfielder
  78'
8

Amy Rodriguez

Striker

substitutes

18

Nicole Barnhart

Substitute
6

Katie Bowen

Substitute
  78'
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
12

Taylor Lytle

Substitute
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
24

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  78'
20

Elise Thorsnes

Substitute
  63'

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Portland Thorns 2, Utah Royals 0.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, Portland Thorns 2, Utah Royals 0.

90'+4'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals).

90'

FREE KICK WON

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

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir with a cross.

87'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Abby Smith.

87'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tobin Heath.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Ifeoma Onumonu (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

83'

YELLOW CARD

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card.

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

83'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

FREE KICK WON

Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Angela Salem (Portland Thorns).

80'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Katrina-Lee Gorry tries a through ball, but Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir is caught offside.

79'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns).

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Bowen replaces Brooke Elby.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Stengel replaces Diana Matheson.

77'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

77'

FREE KICK WON

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

73'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Angela Salem tries a through ball, but Ana Maria Crnogorcevic is caught offside.

72'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Amy Rodriguez.

72'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tobin Heath with a cross.

69'

YELLOW CARD

Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card.

69'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

69'

START DELAY

Delay in match Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

69'

FREE KICK WON

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

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

67'

YELLOW CARD

Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) is shown the yellow card.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns).

67'

FREE KICK WON

Brooke Elby (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

FREE KICK WON

Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

65'

FREE KICK WON

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

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

64'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Kelli Hubly.

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Kelli Hubly replaces Ellie Carpenter.

63'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Elise Thorsnes replaces Erika Tymrak.

62'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

60'

FREE KICK WON

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

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Diana Matheson (Utah Royals).

58'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Angela Salem replaces Andressinha.

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Portland Thorns).

56'

FREE KICK WON

Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

54'

START DELAY

Delay in match Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

54'

START DELAY

Delay in match Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

52'

FREE KICK WON

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

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Portland Thorns).

51'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Smith (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

48'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

48'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

48'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christine Sinclair with a through ball.

START

Second Half begins Portland Thorns 2, Utah Royals 0.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Portland Thorns 2, Utah Royals 0.

45'+2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

45'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

44'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

44'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Brooke Elby (Utah Royals).

43'

FREE KICK WON

Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40'

FREE KICK WON

Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ellie Carpenter (Portland Thorns).

39'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 2, Utah Royals 0. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross.

39'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

36'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

36'

START DELAY

Delay in match Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) because of an injury.

36'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

36'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

36'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

35'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Amy Rodriguez tries a through ball, but Erika Tymrak is caught offside.

34'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns).

32'

MISS

Attempt missed. Brooke Elby (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Diana Matheson.

31'

FREE KICK WON

Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Erika Tymrak (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

27'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns).

23'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Erika Tymrak tries a through ball, but Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir is caught offside.

22'

FREE KICK WON

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns).

21'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

18'

GOAL

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

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

12'

FREE KICK WON

Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Amy Rodriguez tries a through ball, but Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir is caught offside.

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns).

6'

FREE KICK WON

Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3'

FREE KICK WON

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

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

POR
KO HT FT 90+
58
Angela Salem 36
Andressinha 8
63
Kelli Hubly 20
Ellie Carpenter 15
63
Elise Thorsnes 20
Erika Tymrak 15
78
Katie Bowen 6
Brooke Elby 23
78
Katie Stengel 24
Diana Matheson 10
83
Ifeoma Onumonu 22
Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 7
18
goal

Christine Sinclair 12

Assisted by: Tobin Heath 17

39
goal

Lindsey Horan 10

Assisted by: Meghan Klingenberg 25

67
yellow card

Lindsey Horan 10

69
yellow card

Rachel Corsie 2

83
yellow card

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 23

UTA

Goals & Assists

18′ Portland Thorns FC
Christine Sinclair
Assisted by: Tobin Heath
39′ Portland Thorns FC
Lindsey Horan
Assisted by: Meghan Klingenberg

Disciplinary

67′ Portland Thorns FC
Lindsey Horan
69′ Utah Royals FC
Rachel Corsie
83′ Utah Royals FC
Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Substitutions

58′ Portland Thorns FC
  Angela Salem
  Andressinha
63′ Portland Thorns FC
  Kelli Hubly
  Ellie Carpenter
63′ Utah Royals FC
  Elise Thorsnes
  Erika Tymrak
78′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Bowen
  Brooke Elby
78′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Stengel
  Diana Matheson
83′ Portland Thorns FC
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic


POR

Match Statistics


UTA

8
Shots
8
5
Shots On Goal
3
3
Shots Blocked
2
7
Corners
1
23
Crosses
9
1
Offsides
4
12
Fouls
13
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
382
Total Passes
422
66.5%
Passing Accuracy
67.3%
48.6%
Possession
51.4%
64
Duels Won
57
14
Tackles Won
14
2
Saves
3
35
Clearances
19

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3
4 D Emily Menges 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
23 D Margaret Purce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 DM Lindsey Horan 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 1
8 DM Andressinha 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 AM Tobin Heath 90 0 1 1 0 7 0 2 3
12 AM Christine Sinclair 90 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 1
15 AM Ellie Carpenter 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 F Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 83 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1
30 S Celeste Boureille 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 S Adelaide Gay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Kelli Hubly 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 S Tyler Lussi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
36 S Angela Salem 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
26 S Mallory Weber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
33 G Britt Eckerstrom 90 0 8 2 0 0 0 0
3 D Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 D Brooke Elby 78 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
19 DM Katrina Gorry 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
11 DM Desiree Scott 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
15 AM Erika Tymrak 63 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 2
23 AM Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 4
10 AM Diana Matheson 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
8 F Amy Rodriguez 90 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 1
18 S Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 S Katie Bowen 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Taylor Lytle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Sydney Miramontez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Katie Stengel 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 S Elise Thorsnes 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 2 8 3 0 0 0 1

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