Chicago Red Stars CHI

3‑3‑7 , 1‑3‑3 Home

2
Final
Sat, Mar 31

Portland Thorns FCPOR

5‑4‑4 , 3‑1‑3 Away

3

Toyota Park

Bridgeview, Illinois

Attendance: 13,678

Sinclair’s brace lifts Thorns FC over Red Stars 3-2

Sinclair, Horan score in Portland's first win of the season

Christine Sinclair scores a brace. (Photo credit: isiphotos.com)

By Celia Balf

Portland Thorns FC spoiled the Chicago Red Stars home opener on Saturday night with a brace from Christine Sinclair in a 3-2 victory on a windy, cold night at Toyota Park. The game closed out NWSL Week 2 play in style, with Sinclair and Red Stars forward Alyssa Mautz both earning a brace on the evening. Portland is now 1-1-0 in league play, with the Red Stars at 0-1-1.

The game opened up early for Portland with midfielder Lindsey Horan getting a strike off of an out-swinging corner kick from Meghan Klingenberg. Horan timed the service perfectly and got her team on the board in the 9th minute. Horan’s goal was her first of the year for Portland.

Chicago, on a historic night at home thanks to the club holding a double-city-doubleheader between MLS and NWSL teams with the Chicago Fire and Portland Timbers playing to a 2-2 draw before, equalized in the 31st minute off a tenacious two-touch finish from Mautz. It was Sofia Huerta who found Mautz inside the box, and just like that it was anyone’s game.

But, who other than Sinclair came knocking. Sinclair ran onto a through ball just before the 40th minute and Red Stars’ goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher came out of her box to try to make a sliding save. Naeher, in an attempt to kick the ball away from an incoming Sinclair, was unable to get a piece of the ball which left Sinclair in full stride with the ball. The captain patted it into the back of the net for the 2-1 lead before the break.

At the half, Portland led Chicago 2-1. Despite the Portland edge at the 45-minute mark, Chicago held the advantage in possession with a 57.5% to Portland’s 42.5%. Chicago, despite missing several key players to injuries and international duty, were cohesive in the midfield with Huerta controlling the pace and Arin Gilliland being an absolute work horse up top for the Red Stars.

In addition to the Red Stars missing several pieces, Portland was also not in full force. The Thorns were without head coach Mark Parsons following an announcement on Friday that he was suspended for two games following misconduct on March 24. While Portland is in the process of appealing the decision, Parsons missed Saturday night’s match in Chicago. If the appeal process remains unsuccessful for Portland, he will miss his team’s home opener against the Pride on April 15.

Following an exciting 45, the second half kicked off with both sides finding gaps to attack. Chicago’s best chance came in the 50th minute off a Gilliland sprint down the flank and a service that was punched wide by Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.

In the 64th minute Danielle Colaprico was called for a handball in the box and issued a yellow card. Sinclair stepped up to take the penalty kick for the Thorns and, with a driven finish, she got her second of the night to put the Thorns up 3-1 in the 65th minute.

Portland looked like they were in complete control, with Horan dishing the ball out wide to Midge Purce, who was combining effortlessly with second-half sub Ifeoma Onumonu. However, in the 67th minute it was Mautz again. Mautz one-timed it off a textbook service from Huerta to make it 3-2.

Chicago kept the pressure on as time ran out and in the 92nd minute Huerta took a shot from 25 yards out that looked like it was going upper-90. Huerta’s shot hit the crossbar and that would be the last chance of the night. This game closed out NWSL play before the FIFA break, and games will resume on Saturday, April 14.

Chicago Red Stars

1

Alyssa Naeher

Goalkeeper
14

Sarah Gorden

Defender
16

Samantha Johnson

Defender
5

Kathleen Naughton

Defender
7

Taylor Comeau

Midfielder
11

Sofia Huerta

Midfielder
24

Danielle Colaprico

Midfielder
  64'
2

Nikki Stanton

Midfielder
  85'
19

Summer Green

Midfielder
  80'
3

Arin Gilliland

Defender
4

Alyssa Mautz

Midfielder
  31', 67'
21

Emily Boyd

Goalkeeper
13

Lauren Kaskie

Midfielder
15

Michele Vasconcelos

Attacker
  80'
25

Erin Yenney

Midfielder
  85'

manager

 

Rory Dames

Manager

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
20

Kelli Hubly

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
10

Lindsey Horan

Midfielder
  9'
30

Celeste Boureille

Midfielder
  58'
23

Margaret Purce

Attacker
  90 + 2'
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacker
  40', 65'
34

Tyler Lussi

Attacker
  46'
26

Mallory Weber

Attacker
  72'
27

Elizabeth Ball

Defender
  72'
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Goalkeeper
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Attacker
  46'
36

Angela Salem

Midfielder
  90 + 2'
39

Sandra Yu

Midfielder

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Chicago Red Stars 2, Portland Thorns 3.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 2, Portland Thorns 3.

90'+3'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90'+3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ifeoma Onumonu (Portland Thorns).

90'+2'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Angela Salem replaces Midge Purce.

90'+2'

POST

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Sarah Gorden.

90'+1'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Erin Yenney (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz.

90'

MISS

Attempt missed. Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

89'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ifeoma Onumonu (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kelli Hubly with a through ball.

87'

FREE KICK WON

Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns).

85'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Erin Yenney replaces Nikki Stanton.

82'

MISS

Attempt missed. Michele Vasconcelos (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz.

81'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Alyssa Mautz with a cross.

81'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Chicago Red Stars. Michele Vasconcelos replaces Summer Green.

80'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

79'

START DELAY

Delay in match Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars) because of an injury.

78'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

78'

FREE KICK WON

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

76'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

74'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Lindsey Horan tries a through ball, but Ifeoma Onumonu is caught offside.

72'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Elizabeth Ball replaces Mallory Weber.

71'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Celeste Boureille tries a through ball, but Ifeoma Onumonu is caught offside.

70'

MISS

Attempt missed. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico from a direct free kick.

69'

FREE KICK WON

Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelli Hubly (Portland Thorns).

68'

MISS

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

67'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 2, Portland Thorns 3. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

66'

FREE KICK WON

Taylor Comeau (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

65'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, Portland Thorns 3. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

64'

YELLOW CARD

Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

64'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emily Sonnett.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars).

61'

FREE KICK WON

Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

59'

OFFSIDE

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

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

59'

FREE KICK WON

Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58'

YELLOW CARD

Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58'

FREE KICK WON

Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

57'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars).

56'

FREE KICK WON

Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Weber (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ifeoma Onumonu with a cross.

53'

FREE KICK WON

Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

52'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Adrianna Franch.

50'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Katie Naughton.

50'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ifeoma Onumonu (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Midge Purce.

48'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

START

Second Half begins Chicago Red Stars 1, Portland Thorns 2.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Tyler Lussi.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Chicago Red Stars 1, Portland Thorns 2.

45'+1'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danielle Colaprico with a cross.

45'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Kelli Hubly.

40'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, Portland Thorns 2. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner.

39'

FREE KICK WON

Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns).

38'

MISS

Attempt missed. Mallory Weber (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

38'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross following a set piece situation.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Sarah Gorden (Chicago Red Stars).

37'

FREE KICK WON

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

36'

CORNER

Corner, Chicago Red Stars. Conceded by Midge Purce.

35'

OFFSIDE

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

31'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 1, Portland Thorns 1. Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sofia Huerta.

29'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

29'

FREE KICK WON

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

22'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Katherine Reynolds tries a through ball, but Christine Sinclair is caught offside.

21'

FREE KICK WON

Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars).

20'

FREE KICK WON

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

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

18'

FREE KICK WON

Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

16'

START DELAY

Delay in match Mallory Weber (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

15'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Summer Green (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

14'

MISS

Attempt missed. Arin Gilliland (Chicago Red Stars) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

9'

GOAL

Goal! Chicago Red Stars 0, Portland Thorns 1. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

8'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Sarah Gorden.

5'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Taylor Comeau.

5'

MISS

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

4'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nikki Stanton (Chicago Red Stars).

4'

FREE KICK WON

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

2'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Arin Gilliland.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

CHI
KO HT FT 90+
46
Ifeoma Onumonu 22
Tyler Lussi 34
72
Elizabeth Ball 27
Mallory Weber 26
80
Michele Vasconcelos 15
Summer Green 19
85
Erin Yenney
Nikki Stanton 2
90 +2
Angela Salem 36
Margaret Purce 23
9
goal

Lindsey Horan 10

31
goal

Alyssa Mautz 4

Assisted by: Sofia Huerta -

40
goal

Christine Sinclair 12

65
goal

Christine Sinclair 12

Penalty Kick

67
goal

Alyssa Mautz 4

Assisted by: Sofia Huerta -

58
yellow card

Celeste Boureille 30

64
yellow card

Danielle Colaprico 24

POR

Goals & Assists

9′ Portland Thorns FC
Lindsey Horan
31′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Mautz
Assisted by: Sofia Huerta
40′ Portland Thorns FC
Christine Sinclair
65′ Portland Thorns FC
Christine Sinclair
Penalty kick
67′ Chicago Red Stars
Alyssa Mautz
Assisted by: Sofia Huerta

Disciplinary

58′ Portland Thorns FC
Celeste Boureille
64′ Chicago Red Stars
Danielle Colaprico

Substitutions

46′ Portland Thorns FC
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Tyler Lussi
72′ Portland Thorns FC
  Elizabeth Ball
  Mallory Weber
80′ Chicago Red Stars
  Michele Vasconcelos
  Summer Green
85′ Chicago Red Stars
  Erin Yenney
  Nikki Stanton
90 + 2′ Portland Thorns FC
  Angela Salem
  Margaret Purce


CHI

Match Statistics


POR

13
Shots
14
3
Shots On Goal
5
4
Shots Blocked
3
3
Corners
3
20
Crosses
18
0
Offsides
5
9
Fouls
12
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
473
Total Passes
328
71.7%
Passing Accuracy
63.7%
58.8%
Possession
41.2%
45
Duels Won
59
12
Tackles Won
19
2
Saves
1
14
Clearances
27

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
14 D Sarah Gorden 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
16 D Samantha Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 D Kathleen Naughton 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 M Taylor Comeau 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
11 M Sofia Huerta 90 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2
24 M Danielle Colaprico 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 4 0
2 M Nikki Stanton 85 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1
19 M Summer Green 80 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 4
3 D Arin Gilliland 90 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
4 M Alyssa Mautz 90 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
13 M Lauren Kaskie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Michele Vasconcelos 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
25 M Erin Yenney 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Alyssa Naeher 90 3 14 2 1 0 0 0
21 G Emily Boyd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 D Kelli Hubly 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
10 M Lindsey Horan 90 1 0 5 2 0 0 4 1
30 M Celeste Boureille 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2
23 Margaret Purce 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Christine Sinclair 90 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 1
34 Tyler Lussi 45 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
26 Mallory Weber 72 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
27 D Elizabeth Ball 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Ifeoma Onumonu 45 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 0
36 M Angela Salem 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 M Sandra Yu 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 2 13 1 0 0 0 0
33 G Britt Eckerstrom 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0