Utah Royals FC UTA

4‑3‑5 , 2‑1‑2 Home

1
Final
Sat, Apr 28

Portland Thorns FCPOR

5‑4‑4 , 3‑1‑3 Away

1

Rio Tinto Stadium

Sandy, Utah

Attendance: 8,446

Rodriguez, Heath score as Utah and Portland tie 1-1

Utah Royals FC still in search of first NWSL win

Utah Royals FC earned their first-ever home point on Saturday night with a 1-1 draw vs. Portland Thorns FC. Utah drew a crowd of 8,446 for their second-ever home game at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

The home side scored their first home goal in the 53rd minute thanks to a brilliant individual effort from forward Amy Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, in her first start of the season, ran down a long ball and won it away from Thorns defender Kelli Hubly. Rodriguez dribbled into the box, made Thorns goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom miss, stayed with it and calmly slotted into the left side of the goal with her right foot, beating defender Meghan Klingenberg, who was back covering with Eckerstrom out of net.

 

 

It’s Rodriguez’s first goal since last year’s season opener for FC Kansas City, the game in which she tore her ACL. Rodriguez was subbed out minutes after the goal, her longest appearance of the season so far.

The Thorns equalized 14 minutes later when Tobin Heath took a stellar touch to score her first goal of the season. After a turnover in midfield, Christine Sinclair found Heath open at the top of the penalty area. Heath took a touch and then chipped it over Utah goalkeeper Abby Smith with her right foot.

Heath subbed into the game in the 57th minute for her second appearance of the year and scored ten minutes later.

Andressinha — playing in her first game for the Thorns — forced the turnover in midfield after subbing in just the 64th minute. Andressinha was traded from Houston to Portland this offseason, but missed the first four weeks as Brazil qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

New Utah Royals FC midfielder Katrina Gorry subbed into the match in the 62nd minute, her first minutes since signing with the team this offseason. Gorry spent the first four weeks of the season helping Australia qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Utah defender Becky Sauerbrunn came up big on a few defensive plays in the game, including a blocked shot on Sinclair in the 20th minute.

 

Fans at the stadium, including both Utah Royals FC and Portland Thorns FC supporter groups, observed a minute of silence from 8:00 to 8:59 in honor of Lo’eau LaBonta‘s brother, who passed away this week.

Utah Royals FC are still in search of their first-ever win and hold a 0-1-4 record. The Thorns are 2-1-1 through five weeks of the season.

Utah Royals FC will play their next three games at home, starting on Saturday vs. the Washington Spirit. Portland will host Seattle Reign FC on Saturday afternoon in the NWSL Game of the Week on Lifetime.

Utah Royals FC

1

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
3

Rebecca Moros

Midfielder
2

Rachel Corsie

Defender
4

Becky Sauerbrunn

Defender
17

Sydney Miramontez

Defender
23

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Midfielder
  49'
11

Desiree Scott

Midfielder
  85'
5

Kelley O'Hara

Defender
  80'
10

Diana Matheson

Midfielder
  62'
20

Elise Thorsnes

Attacker
8

Amy Rodriguez

Attacker
  56'   53'
18

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper
6

Katie Bowen

Midfielder
13

Brooke Elby

Defender
19

Katrina Gorry

Midfielder
  62'
25

Brittany Ratcliffe

Attacker
  80'
24

Katie Stengel

Attacker
  56'
15

Erika Tymrak

Midfielder

manager

 

Laura Harvey

Manager

Portland Thorns FC

33

Britt Eckerstrom

Goalkeeper
20

Kelli Hubly

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
  65'
10

Lindsey Horan

Midfielder
30

Celeste Boureille

Midfielder
  64'
23

Margaret Purce

Attacker
  36'
7

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic

Defender
  57'
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacker
26

Mallory Weber

Attacker
27

Elizabeth Ball

Defender
15

Ellie Carpenter

Defender
8

Andressinha

Midfielder
  64'
38

Adelaide Gay

Goalkeeper
17

Tobin Heath

Midfielder
  57'   67'
34

Tyler Lussi

Attacker
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Attacker
  65'

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Utah Royals 1, Portland Thorns 1.

90'+5'

END 2

Second Half ends, Utah Royals 1, Portland Thorns 1.

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katrina-Lee Gorry (Utah Royals).

89'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

89'

FREE KICK WON

Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85'

YELLOW CARD

Desiree Scott (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85'

FREE KICK WON

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

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Desiree Scott (Utah Royals).

84'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Midge Purce tries a through ball, but Ifeoma Onumonu is caught offside.

80'

MISS

Attempt missed. Katie Stengel (Utah Royals) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brittany Ratcliffe with a cross.

80'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Brittany Ratcliffe replaces Kelley O'Hara.

78'

MISS

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

75'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir.

75'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

69'

FREE KICK WON

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

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Elise Thorsnes (Utah Royals).

69'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

69'

FREE KICK WON

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

67'

GOAL

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

65'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Christine Sinclair with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

65'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Meghan Klingenberg.

64'

FREE KICK WON

Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rebecca Moros (Utah Royals).

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Andressinha replaces Celeste Boureille.

63'

FREE KICK WON

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

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

63'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mallory Weber.

62'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katrina-Lee Gorry replaces Diana Matheson.

61'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60'

START DELAY

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

60'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Katherine Reynolds.

57'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Tobin Heath replaces Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Utah Royals. Katie Stengel replaces Amy Rodriguez.

53'

GOAL

Goal! Utah Royals 1, Portland Thorns 0. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

52'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

51'

START DELAY

Delay in match Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

50'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

49'

YELLOW CARD

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49'

FREE KICK WON

Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Gunnhildur Yrsa Jonsdottir (Utah Royals).

47'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

START

Second Half begins Utah Royals 0, Portland Thorns 0.

45'+1'

END 1

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

45'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

40'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

39'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

37'

OFFSIDE

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

36'

YELLOW CARD

Midge Purce (Portland Thorns) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Midge Purce (Portland Thorns).

36'

FREE KICK WON

Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross.

35'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rebecca Moros.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Utah Royals. Sidney Miramontez tries a through ball, but Kelley O'Hara is caught offside.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

33'

FREE KICK WON

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

32'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross.

27'

CORNER

Corner, Utah Royals. Conceded by Katherine Reynolds.

22'

MISS

Attempt missed. Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross following a corner.

22'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Elise Thorsnes.

22'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Midge Purce (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Becky Sauerbrunn.

21'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic.

20'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Elise Thorsnes.

15'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rachel Corsie.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kelli Hubly (Portland Thorns).

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals).

4'

MISS

Attempt missed. Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

2'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

2'

START DELAY

Delay in match Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns) because of an injury.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

UTA
KO HT FT 90+
56
Katie Stengel 24
Amy Rodriguez 8
57
Tobin Heath 17
Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 7
62
Katrina Gorry 19
Diana Matheson 10
64
Andressinha 8
Celeste Boureille 30
65
Ifeoma Onumonu 22
Meghan Klingenberg 25
80
Brittany Ratcliffe 25
Kelley O'Hara 5
53
goal

Amy Rodriguez 8

67
goal

Tobin Heath 17

Assisted by: Christine Sinclair 12

36
yellow card

Margaret Purce 23

49
yellow card

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 23

85
yellow card

Desiree Scott 11

POR

Goals & Assists

53′ Utah Royals FC
Amy Rodriguez
67′ Portland Thorns FC
Tobin Heath
Assisted by: Christine Sinclair

Disciplinary

36′ Portland Thorns FC
Margaret Purce
49′ Utah Royals FC
Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir
85′ Utah Royals FC
Desiree Scott

Substitutions

56′ Utah Royals FC
  Katie Stengel
  Amy Rodriguez
57′ Portland Thorns FC
  Tobin Heath
  Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic
62′ Utah Royals FC
  Katrina Gorry
  Diana Matheson
64′ Portland Thorns FC
  Andressinha
  Celeste Boureille
65′ Portland Thorns FC
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Meghan Klingenberg
80′ Utah Royals FC
  Brittany Ratcliffe
  Kelley O'Hara


UTA

Match Statistics


POR

5
Shots
11
1
Shots On Goal
3
0
Shots Blocked
3
2
Corners
8
11
Crosses
21
2
Offsides
1
8
Fouls
6
2
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
416
Total Passes
420
68.3%
Passing Accuracy
69.8%
49.1%
Possession
50.9%
52
Duels Won
51
10
Tackles Won
11
1
Saves
0
20
Clearances
23

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
3 M Rebecca Moros 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2 D Rachel Corsie 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Becky Sauerbrunn 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 D Sydney Miramontez 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 M Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
11 M Desiree Scott 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
5 D Kelley O'Hara 80 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1
10 M Diana Matheson 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
20 Elise Thorsnes 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 Amy Rodriguez 56 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0
6 M Katie Bowen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 D Brooke Elby 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 M Katrina Gorry 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
25 Brittany Ratcliffe 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Katie Stengel 34 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
15 M 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 1 11 1 0 0 0 0
18 G Nicole Barnhart 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 1 0
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 65 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
10 M Lindsey Horan 90 0 0 3 2 0 0 2 2
30 M Celeste Boureille 64 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
23 Margaret Purce 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
7 D Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 57 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Christine Sinclair 90 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
26 Mallory Weber 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 D Elizabeth Ball 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 D Ellie Carpenter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 M Andressinha 26 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 M Tobin Heath 33 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2
34 Tyler Lussi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Ifeoma Onumonu 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
33 G Britt Eckerstrom 90 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
38 G Adelaide Gay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0