Washington Spirit WAS

2‑17‑5 , 2‑7‑3 Home

0
Final
Sat, Aug 25

Portland Thorns FCPOR

12‑6‑6 , 6‑3‑3 Away

1

Audi Field

Washington, District of Columbia

Attendance: 7,976

Thorns stay in the hunt for the No. 2 seed with a 1-0 win over the Spirit

The Thorns will play the Reign for the No. 2 seed on September 7

Tobin Heath scored the game’s only goal as Portland Thorns FC spoiled the Washington Spirit’s party at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night. The game marked the first women’s professional soccer match at the new stadium in the nation’s capital and drew a Spirit club record 7,976 fans.

The win keeps the Thorns (11-6-6, 39 points) in the hunt for the No. 2 seed in the NWSL Playoffs. A win over Seattle Reign FC on September 7 will see the Thorns clinch a home playoff game, which would then be vs. Seattle Reign FC the next weekend. A win or draw for the Reign means that they will host a semifinal. Seattle could’ve clinched the home playoff game with a win earlier in the day, but left the door open after giving up a late goal to the Courage and only earning a draw.

“We’re all super excited,” Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch told Dalen Cuff on ESPNews after the game. “We set our destiny.”

The loss drops the Spirit to 2-17-4, their 14th straight game without a win and 10th straight loss. They have only scored one goal since May 27. It was the second game for the Spirit under interim coach Tom Torres, who took over following the departure of Jim Gabarra on Tuesday.

The Thorns scored their goal in the 15th minute, when Heath won a 1v1 in the box vs. Spirit defender Taylor Smith and then roofed it past goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe. Hayley Raso found Heath with a cross into the box to earn the assist. It’s Heath’s sixth goal of the season, and her third straight game with a goal.

The Spirit had a chance to equalize in the 33rd minute, but Franch pushed aside Spirit midfielder Rose Lavelle‘s shot.

The Thorns had a few more chances on offense, but could not come away with another goal. In the 55th minute, Spirit midfielder Andi Sullivan came up with a clearance inside the box as Portland had a chance to add to their lead.

A few minutes later, Sullivan cleared Lindsey Horan‘s shot off the line.

In the 66th minute, Bledsoe made the stop vs. Ana-Maria Crnogorčević.

The Spirit had a look at an equalizer in the 72nd minute, but Caprice Dydasco‘s shot went just over the crossbar.

Then in the 88th minute, Franch made a leaping grab on a corner kick to keep the ball away from Arielle Ship.

It was Ship’s 2018 NWSL debut, after tearing her ACL near the end of last season.

Raso left the match in the 60th minute with a lower back injury after going up on a challenge in the box vs. Bledsoe. She was replaced in the match by Caitlin FoordMeghan Klingenberg was a late scratch from the starting lineup and was replaced by Midge Purce.

The Thorns have only one game remaining — the match with the Reign on September 7. The Spirit have just one as well — Saturday, September 1, at home vs. Sky Blue FC.

Washington Spirit

1

Aubrey Bledsoe

Goalkeeper
22

Mallory Eubanks

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
  40'
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
7

Taylor Smith

Defender
6

Andi Sullivan

Defensive Midfielder
8

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Defensive Midfielder
11

Mallory Pugh

Attacking Midfielder
  81'
9

Havana Solaun

Attacking Midfielder
  64'
16

Rose Lavelle

Attacking Midfielder
  77'
33

Ashley Hatch

Striker

substitutes

3

Caprice Dydasco

Substitute
  64'
17

Cali Farquharson

Substitute
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
15

Joanna Lohman

Substitute
  77'
2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
  81'

manager

 

Tom Torres

Manager

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
23

Margaret Purce

Defender
4

Emily Menges

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
15

Ellie Carpenter

Defender
10

Lindsey Horan

Midfielder
12

Christine Sinclair

Midfielder
30

Celeste Boureille

Midfielder
17

Tobin Heath

Striker
  90 + 3'   15'
7

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic

Striker
  80'
21

Hayley Raso

Striker
  60'

substitutes

27

Elizabeth Ball

Substitute
8

Andressinha

Substitute
  80'
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute
9

Caitlin Foord

Substitute
  60'
34

Tyler Lussi

Substitute
  90 + 3'
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 0, Portland Thorns 1.

90'+6'

END 2

Second Half ends, Washington Spirit 0, Portland Thorns 1.

90'+5'

FREE KICK WON

Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+5'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caitlin Foord (Portland Thorns).

90'+4'

OFFSIDE

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

90'+3'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Tyler Lussi replaces Tobin Heath.

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

90'

FREE KICK WON

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

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit).

89'

FREE KICK WON

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

87'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Andressinha.

87'

FREE KICK WON

Joanna Lohman (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

85'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Joanna Lohman (Washington Spirit).

85'

FREE KICK WON

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

84'

FREE KICK WON

Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Portland Thorns).

81'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Arielle Ship replaces Mallory Pugh.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Andressinha replaces Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

78'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Joanna Lohman tries a through ball, but Caprice Dydasco is caught offside.

77'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Lindsey Horan.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Joanna Lohman replaces Rose Lavelle.

74'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lindsey Horan with a cross.

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

67'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caitlin Foord (Portland Thorns).

67'

FREE KICK WON

Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Caitlin Foord with a cross.

65'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

65'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Caprice Dydasco replaces Havana Solaun.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

64'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63'

FREE KICK WON

Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Mallory Eubanks (Washington Spirit).

61'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christine Sinclair.

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Tobin Heath.

60'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Caitlin Foord replaces Hayley Raso because of an injury.

59'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

56'

START DELAY

Delay in match Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

55'

FREE KICK WON

Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit).

54'

FREE KICK WON

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

53'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

50'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Havana Solaun.

50'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Havana Solaun tries a through ball, but Mallory Pugh is caught offside.

49'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

47'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashley Hatch.

46'

FREE KICK WON

Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ellie Carpenter (Portland Thorns).

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 0, Portland Thorns 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Washington Spirit 0, Portland Thorns 1.

44'

MISS

Attempt missed. Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Tobin Heath.

41'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

40'

START DELAY

Delay in match Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

40'

YELLOW CARD

Whitney Church (Washington Spirit) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Whitney Church (Washington Spirit).

39'

FREE KICK WON

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

39'

MISS

Attempt missed. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

38'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

36'

MISS

Attempt missed. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Havana Solaun.

34'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Andi Sullivan tries a through ball, but Ashley Hatch is caught offside.

33'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Taylor Smith.

31'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rose Lavelle.

29'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

28'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Emily Sonnett.

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rose Lavelle.

26'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

25'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Aubrey Bledsoe.

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Hayley Raso.

22'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lindsey Horan.

19'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tobin Heath with a cross.

18'

FREE KICK WON

Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

17'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

15'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 0, Portland Thorns 1. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Hayley Raso with a cross.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit).

13'

FREE KICK WON

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

13'

FREE KICK WON

Mallory Eubanks (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

12'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

11'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lindsey Horan with a cross.

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mallory Pugh.

7'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Estelle Johnson tries a through ball, but Mallory Pugh is caught offside.

2'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
60
Foord 9
Raso 21
64
Dydasco 3
Solaun 9
77
Lohman 15
Lavelle 16
80
Andressinha 8
Crnogorcevic 7
81
Ship 2
Pugh 11
90 +3
Lussi 34
Heath 17
15
goal

Tobin Heath 17

Assisted by: Hayley Raso 21

40
yellow card

Whitney Church 5

POR

Goals & Assists

15′ Portland Thorns FC
Tobin Heath
Assisted by: Hayley Raso

Disciplinary

40′ Washington Spirit
Whitney Church

Substitutions

60′ Portland Thorns FC
  Caitlin Foord
  Hayley Raso
64′ Washington Spirit
  Caprice Dydasco
  Havana Solaun
77′ Washington Spirit
  Joanna Lohman
  Rose Lavelle
80′ Portland Thorns FC
  Andressinha
  Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
81′ Washington Spirit
  Arielle Ship
  Mallory Pugh
90 + 3′ Portland Thorns FC
  Tyler Lussi
  Tobin Heath


WAS

Match Statistics


POR

9
Shots
15
2
Shots On Goal
5
1
Shots Blocked
1
3
Corners
4
16
Crosses
24
4
Offsides
1
8
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
372
Total Passes
396
69.6%
Passing Accuracy
74.5%
48.2%
Possession
51.8%
47
Duels Won
46
16
Tackles Won
7
4
Saves
2
18
Clearances
9

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
22 D Mallory Eubanks 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
7 D Taylor Smith 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
6 DM Andi Sullivan 90 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 3
8 DM Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
11 AM Mallory Pugh 81 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
9 AM Havana Solaun 64 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 AM Rose Lavelle 77 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
33 F Ashley Hatch 90 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0
3 S Caprice Dydasco 26 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
17 S Cali Farquharson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Joanna Lohman 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2 S Arielle Ship 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Aubrey Bledsoe 90 1 15 4 0 0 0 1
23 D Margaret Purce 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Emily Menges 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
15 D Ellie Carpenter 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
10 M Lindsey Horan 90 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0
12 M Christine Sinclair 90 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
30 M Celeste Boureille 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
17 F Tobin Heath 89 1 0 5 3 4 0 0 3
7 F Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 80 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0
21 F Hayley Raso 60 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
27 S Elizabeth Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Andressinha 10 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 30 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
34 S Tyler Lussi 1 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 0 9 2 0 0 0 0

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