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Final
Sat, Jul 21

Portland Thorns FCPOR

12‑6‑6 , 6‑3‑3 Away

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Yurcak Field

Piscataway, New Jersey

Attendance: 2,338

Thorns win third-straight, beat Sky Blue 2-1

Haley Raso scores her first goal of the season

Portland Thorns FC spoiled Sky Blue FC’s chance of a post-season run with a 2-1 win on Saturday night at Yurcak Field in Picasway, New Jersey.

For the Thorns, the three points now push them to an 8-5-5 overall record and 29 points. They are now tied with the Pride in third place (if the Pride had lost to the Reign in Week 17 play then the Thorns would have jumped over two teams, the Pride and the Red Stars in the standings.) This was the third-straight win for the Thorns.

Sky Blue FC remain winless on the season at 0-13-3 and three points. With the loss Sky Blue are officially out of the playoffs and extend the previous record of 13 games winless held by the 2013 Washington Spirit to 16 games.

Portland Thorns FC forward Haley Raso scored first on the night beating Sky Blue’s backline in just the fourth minute to earn the go-ahead goal. Raso’s finish was slotted past Sky Blue goalkeeper Caroline Stanley, who earned her first start of the season in net. Raso finished the game with two shots and four crosses. Stanley picked up one save in the loss.

Before Sky Blue could generate any kind of rhythm to respond offensively, Ana Crnogorcevic added her fifth goal of the season to give the Thorns the 2-0 lead on the road.

Last Sunday Crnogorcevic scored her fourth of the season in the Thorns 3-1 rout over Houston.

Sky Blue got one back thanks to rookie forward Imani Dorsey. Dorsey scored her second of the season when Savannah McCaskill played her through centrally. Dorsey shot it and it deflected off of Thorns FC goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom and over the line to put the home team on the board. Dorsey finished the match with two shots and four crosses. McCaskill earned the assist, for her second of the season.

Sky Blue were missing Carli Lloyd who was called up to the U.S. women’s national team for the Tournament of Nation. On the Thorns side, Adrianna Franch, Emily SonnettLindsey Horan, and Tobin Heath were also named to the roster and missed Saturday’s game.

Sky Blue, despite the result were on the brink of earning the equalizer as the game grew late. McCaskill played in forward Shea Groom in the 60th minute, but Groom’s low-blast was robbed by the post. Groom had two shots and one key pass in the loss.

In the 80th minute, Raquel Rodriguez, after just entering the game in the 78th minute took a free kick from outside the box. Rodriguez’s blast hit off the upper-90 corner post.

The game only continued to look like Sky Blue would get one back, but the Thorns defense held tight and Eckerstrom came up big making four saves on the night.

Sky Blue had the better of the shots on the night with 18 to Portland’s eight. The home team also had the better of the possession with 51.1% to Portland’s 48.9%. Sky Blue returns to action next Friday to square off against the Chicago Red Stars in the only game of the week. Portland returns the following week on Sunday vs. the North Carolina Courage.

This story will be updated.

Sky Blue FC

27

Caroline Casey

Goalkeeper
9

Amanda Frisbie

Defender
17

Dominique Richardson

Defender
22

Mandy Freeman

Defender
8

Erica Skroski

Defender
28

Imani Dorsey

Midfielder
  27'
5

Thaisa Moreno

Midfielder
  78'
16

Sarah Killion

Midfielder
73

Madison Tiernan

Midfielder
  68'
6

Shea Groom

Striker
  82'
21

Savannah McCaskill

Striker

substitutes

12

Janine Beckie

Substitute
  68'
31

Christina Gibbons

Substitute
2

McKenzie Meehan

Substitute
  82'
29

Amandine Pierre-Louis

Substitute
11

Raquel Rodriguez

Substitute
  78'
1

Kailen Sheridan

Substitute
13

Rebekah Stott

Substitute

manager

 

Denise Reddy

Manager

Portland Thorns FC

33

Britt Eckerstrom

Goalkeeper
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
4

Emily Menges

Defender
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
  46'
15

Ellie Carpenter

Defender
36

Angela Salem

Defensive Midfielder
  84'
30

Celeste Boureille

Defensive Midfielder
8

Andressinha

Attacking Midfielder
  69'
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacking Midfielder
  80'
21

Hayley Raso

Attacking Midfielder
  4'
7

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic

Striker
  7'

substitutes

27

Elizabeth Ball

Substitute
  46'
9

Caitlin Foord

Substitute
31

Bella Geist

Substitute
20

Kelli Hubly

Substitute
34

Tyler Lussi

Substitute
  69'
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute
  84'

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Sky Blue 1, Portland Thorns 2.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Portland Thorns 2.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90'+5'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Britt Eckerstrom.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Elizabeth Ball.

90'+4'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

90'+4'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill.

90'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Dominique Richardson (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

90'+3'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Christine Sinclair.

90'+3'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Mandy Freeman (Sky Blue) with an attempt from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a cross.

90'+3'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Emily Menges.

90'+2'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by McKenzie Meehan.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

88'

START DELAY

Delay in match Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

88'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue).

88'

FREE KICK WON

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

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a cross.

87'

FREE KICK WON

McKenzie Meehan (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns).

84'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Mallory Weber replaces Angela Salem.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. McKenzie Meehan replaces Shea Groom.

81'

POST

Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Sarah Killion from a direct free kick.

80'

YELLOW CARD

Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns).

79'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Raquel Rodríguez (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sarah Killion with a cross.

79'

CORNER

Corner, Sky Blue. Conceded by Elizabeth Ball.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Raquel Rodríguez replaces Thaisa.

78'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Angela Salem with a cross.

76'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

75'

START DELAY

Delay in match Angela Salem (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue).

73'

FREE KICK WON

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

72'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross.

71'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

71'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

69'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Tyler Lussi replaces Andressinha.

68'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Sky Blue. Janine Beckie replaces Madison Tiernan.

62'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shea Groom with a through ball.

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

61'

POST

Shea Groom (Sky Blue) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill with a through ball.

60'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion tries a through ball, but Madison Tiernan is caught offside.

60'

FREE KICK WON

Thaisa (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

58'

FREE KICK WON

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

51'

FREE KICK WON

Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elizabeth Ball (Portland Thorns).

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

49'

FREE KICK WON

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

START

Second Half begins Sky Blue 1, Portland Thorns 2.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Elizabeth Ball replaces Katherine Reynolds.

45'+3'

END 1

First Half ends, Sky Blue 1, Portland Thorns 2.

45'+2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

44'

MISS

Attempt missed. Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Christine Sinclair with a through ball.

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Amanda Frisbie.

41'

OFFSIDE

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

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

39'

FREE KICK WON

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

38'

OFFSIDE

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

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue).

37'

FREE KICK WON

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

35'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Killion (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

34'

MISS

Attempt missed. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill.

33'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Savannah McCaskill tries a through ball, but Madison Tiernan is caught offside.

29'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

28'

START DELAY

Delay in match Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) because of an injury.

27'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 1, Portland Thorns 2. Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Savannah McCaskill with a through ball.

26'

MISS

Attempt missed. Shea Groom (Sky Blue) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Amanda Frisbie with a cross.

25'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Mandy Freeman.

23'

FREE KICK WON

Amanda Frisbie (Sky Blue) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

22'

FREE KICK WON

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

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue).

18'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

17'

START DELAY

Delay in match Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Madison Tiernan (Sky Blue).

13'

FREE KICK WON

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

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Shea Groom (Sky Blue).

10'

OFFSIDE

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

9'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Amanda Frisbie.

9'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Killion (Sky Blue).

8'

FREE KICK WON

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

7'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Portland Thorns 2. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

5'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Erica Skroski tries a through ball, but Madison Tiernan is caught offside.

4'

GOAL

Goal! Sky Blue 0, Portland Thorns 1. Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Christine Sinclair with a through ball.

3'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Sarah Killion tries a through ball, but Madison Tiernan is caught offside.

2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Sky Blue. Erica Skroski tries a through ball, but Shea Groom is caught offside.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

NJ
KO HT FT 90+
46
Ball 27
Reynolds 2
68
Beckie 12
Tiernan 73
69
Lussi 34
Andressinha 8
78
Rodriguez 11
Moreno 5
82
Meehan 2
Groom 6
84
Weber 26
Salem 36
4
goal

Hayley Raso 21

Assisted by: Christine Sinclair 12

7
goal

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 7

27
goal

Imani Dorsey 28

Assisted by: Savannah McCaskill 21

80
yellow card

Christine Sinclair 12

POR

Goals & Assists

4′ Portland Thorns FC
Hayley Raso
Assisted by: Christine Sinclair
7′ Portland Thorns FC
Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
27′ Sky Blue FC
Imani Dorsey
Assisted by: Savannah McCaskill

Disciplinary

80′ Portland Thorns FC
Christine Sinclair

Substitutions

46′ Portland Thorns FC
  Elizabeth Ball
  Katherine Reynolds
68′ Sky Blue FC
  Janine Beckie
  Madison Tiernan
69′ Portland Thorns FC
  Tyler Lussi
  Andressinha
78′ Sky Blue FC
  Raquel Rodriguez
  Thaisa Moreno
82′ Sky Blue FC
  McKenzie Meehan
  Shea Groom
84′ Portland Thorns FC
  Mallory Weber
  Angela Salem


NJ

Match Statistics


POR

18
Shots
8
6
Shots On Goal
3
4
Shots Blocked
2
5
Corners
4
14
Crosses
19
5
Offsides
3
11
Fouls
7
0
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
433
Total Passes
411
74.1%
Passing Accuracy
72.5%
51%
Possession
49%
58
Duels Won
52
10
Tackles Won
15
1
Saves
4
12
Clearances
16

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
9 D Amanda Frisbie 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
17 D Dominique Richardson 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
22 D Mandy Freeman 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Erica Skroski 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 M Imani Dorsey 90 1 0 4 2 0 0 2 0
5 M Thaisa Moreno 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 M Sarah Killion 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2
73 M Madison Tiernan 68 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0
6 F Shea Groom 82 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 0
21 F Savannah McCaskill 90 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
12 S Janine Beckie 22 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 0
31 S Christina Gibbons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 S McKenzie Meehan 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
29 S Amandine Pierre-Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Raquel Rodriguez 12 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1
1 S Kailen Sheridan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 S Rebekah Stott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
27 G Caroline Casey 90 2 8 1 0 0 0 0
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4 D Emily Menges 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2 D Katherine Reynolds 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 D Ellie Carpenter 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 DM Angela Salem 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 DM Celeste Boureille 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
8 AM Andressinha 69 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3
12 AM Christine Sinclair 90 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1
21 AM Hayley Raso 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 4
7 F Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 90 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
27 S Elizabeth Ball 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 S Caitlin Foord 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 S Bella Geist 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 21 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Mallory Weber 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
33 G Britt Eckerstrom 90 1 18 4 0 0 0 0

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