Portland Thorns FC POR

7‑5‑5 , 4‑3‑2 Home

4
Final
Fri, Jul 6

Utah Royals FCUTA

5‑6‑7 , 2‑4‑3 Away

0

Providence Park

Portland, Oregon

Attendance: 17,930

Horan, Heath, Crnogorcevic lead Portland to 4-0 win over Utah

Heath scored just 60 seconds into the match

The Thorns scored early and often as they beat Utah Royals FC 4-0 on Friday night at Providence Park.

The win for the Thorns vaults them back into one of the four playoff spots — in third place for the moment as Week 15 continues on Saturday. They are now 6-5-5 with 23 points. Utah drops to sixth place with a 5-4-6 record (15 points).

Utah Royals FC came into the game having conceded the fewest goals in the league, but left the match having conceded the third-fewest. The four goals was the most they’ve allowed in franchise history. In fact, they’d never allowed more than two goals in a game before Friday night.

Tobin Heath scored just 60 seconds into the game on an assist from Ana Crnogorčević, a well-placed looping chip that dipped under the crossbar at just the right moment.

The Thorns added their second and third goals of the night in a quick two minute span later in the first half.

First, Lindsey Horan headed home a Heath free kick in the 32nd minute. Thorns defender Midge Purce was fouled by Sam Johnson to set up the free kick and Johnson received a yellow card on the play. Horan is now tied with Christine Sinclair and Crystal Dunn for the league-lead with seven goals.

Then in the 34th minute, Crnogorčević got a goal of her own on a play that started with a Horan steal.

Then Tyler Lussi scored in the 62nd minute, 31 seconds after she stepped onto the field as a sub for Heath. Lussi ran onto the end of a through ball from Horan for her first goal of the season — on her first touch of the game. It’s Horan’s second assist of the season.

Horan finished the game with a game-high 73 total touches, 52 pass attempts (77% accuracy) and two chances created to go with her goal and assist. She also had 20 total duels won, nine aerial duels won, two interceptions, three clearances and one block. Her eight header goals are the most for any NWSL player over the past three seasons.

Horan, Heath and Crnogorčević all recorded a goal and an assist in the match, the first time this season that three players on the season have done so.

Adrianna Franch made three saves in the match, none bigger than a leaping grab on a Katrina Gorry shot from outside the box in the 56th minute. Franch rose up, caught it with both hands and didn’t give up a rebound. It’s Franch’s first clean sheet of the season.

 

Purce left the match with a right ankle injury at halftime after a late foul from Utah’s Diana Matheson, who was issued a yellow card on the play. Purce was replaced by Mallory Weber and Crnogorčević slid into Purce’s left back spot.

As they usually do, Utah Royals FC won the possession battle, 52.3% to 47.7%, with most of that coming in the second half. The Thorns took more shots (9-7) and shots on goal (6-3).

The Thorns have some extra days to rest as they won’t be in action again until July 15 at home vs. the Houston Dash. Utah Royals FC will next be in action on Wednesday night on the road at Seattle Reign FC.

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
23

Margaret Purce

Defender
  46'
4

Emily Menges

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
15

Ellie Carpenter

Defender
10

Lindsey Horan

Defensive Midfielder
  32'
30

Celeste Boureille

Defensive Midfielder
17

Tobin Heath

Attacking Midfielder
  62'   1'
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacking Midfielder
21

Hayley Raso

Attacking Midfielder
  85'
7

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic

Striker
  34'

substitutes

27

Elizabeth Ball

Substitute
  85'
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute
20

Kelli Hubly

Substitute
34

Tyler Lussi

Substitute
  62'   62'
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
36

Angela Salem

Substitute
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute
  46'

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Defender
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
  31'   52'
10

Diana Matheson

Midfielder
  45'
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Midfielder
11

Desiree Scott

Midfielder
19

Katrina Gorry

Midfielder
  65'
21

Christen Press

Striker
8

Amy Rodriguez

Striker
  75'

substitutes

18

Nicole Barnhart

Substitute
9

Lo’eau LaBonta

Substitute
  65'
12

Taylor Lytle

Substitute
17

Sydney Miramontez

Substitute
  52'
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Substitute
24

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  75'
15

Erika Tymrak

Substitute

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Portland Thorns 4, Utah Royals 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Portland Thorns 4, Utah Royals 0.

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals).

90'

FREE KICK WON

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

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Becky Sauerbrunn.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Diana Matheson following a set piece situation.

87'

FREE KICK WON

Lo'eau LaBonta (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

85'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Elizabeth Ball replaces Hayley Raso.

84'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Mallory Weber tries a through ball, but Tyler Lussi is caught offside.

79'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

77'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

76'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Ellie Carpenter.

75'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Diana Matheson tries a through ball, but Sidney Miramontez is caught offside.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Stengel replaces Amy Rodriguez.

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christen Press (Utah Royals) right footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

72'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

72'

FREE KICK WON

Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

69'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Emily Menges.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Lo'eau LaBonta replaces Katrina-Lee Gorry.

62'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 4, Utah Royals 0. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lindsey Horan with a through ball.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Tyler Lussi replaces Tobin Heath.

59'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ellie Carpenter (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

57'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Christen Press.

56'

FREE KICK WON

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

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

55'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

52'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Sidney Miramontez replaces Samantha Johnson because of an injury.

49'

FREE KICK WON

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

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals).

49'

MISS

Attempt missed. Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lindsey Horan with a cross.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Mallory Weber replaces Midge Purce because of an injury.

START

Second Half begins Portland Thorns 3, Utah Royals 0.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Portland Thorns 3, Utah Royals 0.

45'+1'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45'

START DELAY

Delay in match Midge Purce (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

45'

YELLOW CARD

Diana Matheson (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45'

FREE KICK WON

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

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Diana Matheson (Utah Royals).

43'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Celeste Boureille.

42'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

42'

FREE KICK WON

Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

40'

FREE KICK WON

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

36'

FREE KICK WON

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

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals).

34'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 3, Utah Royals 0. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

32'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 2, Utah Royals 0. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tobin Heath with a cross following a set piece situation.

31'

YELLOW CARD

Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31'

FREE KICK WON

Midge Purce (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals).

29'

FREE KICK WON

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

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Press (Utah Royals).

28'

MISS

Attempt missed. Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lindsey Horan.

27'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Midge Purce.

26'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

26'

FREE KICK WON

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

24'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

22'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

21'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Christen Press tries a through ball, but Amy Rodriguez is caught offside.

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Midge Purce (Portland Thorns).

20'

FREE KICK WON

Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Celeste Boureille tries a through ball, but Hayley Raso is caught offside.

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

14'

FREE KICK WON

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

13'

FREE KICK WON

Midge Purce (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

11'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals).

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

11'

FREE KICK WON

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

10'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Rachel Corsie (Utah Royals).

6'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns).

4'

FREE KICK WON

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

3'

FREE KICK WON

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

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Samantha Johnson (Utah Royals).

1'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 1, Utah Royals 0. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

POR
KO HT FT 90+
46
Mallory Weber 26
Margaret Purce 23
52
Sydney Miramontez 17
Samantha Johnson 16
62
Tyler Lussi 34
Tobin Heath 17
65
Lo’eau LaBonta 9
Katrina Gorry 19
75
Katie Stengel 24
Amy Rodriguez 8
85
Elizabeth Ball 27
Hayley Raso 21
1
goal

Tobin Heath 17

Assisted by: Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 7

32
goal

Lindsey Horan 10

Assisted by: Tobin Heath 17

34
goal

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 7

62
goal

Tyler Lussi 34

Assisted by: Lindsey Horan 10

31
yellow card

Samantha Johnson 16

45
yellow card

Diana Matheson 10

UTA

Goals & Assists

1′ Portland Thorns FC
Tobin Heath
Assisted by: Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
32′ Portland Thorns FC
Lindsey Horan
Assisted by: Tobin Heath
34′ Portland Thorns FC
Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
62′ Portland Thorns FC
Tyler Lussi
Assisted by: Lindsey Horan

Disciplinary

31′ Utah Royals FC
Samantha Johnson
45′ Utah Royals FC
Diana Matheson

Substitutions

46′ Portland Thorns FC
  Mallory Weber
  Margaret Purce
52′ Utah Royals FC
  Sydney Miramontez
  Samantha Johnson
62′ Portland Thorns FC
  Tyler Lussi
  Tobin Heath
65′ Utah Royals FC
  Lo’eau LaBonta
  Katrina Gorry
75′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Stengel
  Amy Rodriguez
85′ Portland Thorns FC
  Elizabeth Ball
  Hayley Raso


POR

Match Statistics


UTA

10
Shots
7
6
Shots On Goal
3
1
Shots Blocked
1
3
Corners
4
14
Crosses
14
2
Offsides
2
9
Fouls
11
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
380
Total Passes
422
71.8%
Passing Accuracy
72.7%
47.3%
Possession
52.7%
61
Duels Won
52
13
Tackles Won
18
3
Saves
2
21
Clearances
18

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
23 D Margaret Purce 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
4 D Emily Menges 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 D Ellie Carpenter 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 DM Lindsey Horan 90 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1
30 DM Celeste Boureille 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
17 AM Tobin Heath 62 1 1 3 1 3 0 1 1
12 AM Christine Sinclair 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 AM Hayley Raso 85 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 2
7 F Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 90 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 1
27 S Elizabeth Ball 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 28 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 S Angela Salem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Mallory Weber 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Adrianna Franch 90 0 7 3 0 0 0 0
3 D Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
16 D Samantha Johnson 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
10 M Diana Matheson 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
23 M Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
11 M Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
19 M Katrina Gorry 65 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1
21 F Christen Press 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
8 F Amy Rodriguez 75 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 S Nicole Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Lo’eau LaBonta 25 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
12 S Taylor Lytle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Sydney Miramontez 38 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
25 S Brittany Ratcliffe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Katie Stengel 15 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 S Erika Tymrak 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Abby Smith 90 4 10 2 0 0 0 1