Portland Thorns FC POR

5‑4‑4 , 2‑3‑1 Home

2
Final
Sat, May 5

Seattle Reign FCSEA

5‑3‑4 , 3‑2‑2 Away

3

Providence Park

Portland, Oregon

Attendance: 16,054

Reign win 3-2 thriller over Thorns in first Cascadia clash of the season

Allie Long made her return to Providence Park

Rumi Utsugi's 75th minute goal gave Seattle Reign FC a 3-2 win on the road over Portland Thorns FC. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Seattle Reign FC outlasted Portland Thorns FC 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in front of a loud crowd of 16,054 at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon.

The match was a return to Providence Park for Seattle Reign FC midfielder Allie Long, who played five seasons for the Thorns, and Reign goalkeeper Michelle Betos, who won the 2015 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year as a member of the Thorns, as they played their first game vs. their former team.

Both would have their moments in the game. Long nearly scored on a volley that she hit just high in the 41st minute. Betos made eight saves, including several late to keep Seattle in the lead.

Rumi Utsugi scored the game-winner for Seattle Reign FC in the 75th minute. Nahomi Kawasumi played a short corner to Steph Catley, and after Kawasumi and Catley tradded passes, Catley passed to Utsugi, about 25 yards from goal. Utsugi took a touch around her defender and fired a strike that beat a diving Britt Eckerstrom to put Seattle ahead.

 

With the result, the Reign are now 3-1-1 (10 points) and the Thorns are now 2-2-2 (8 points).

Seattle opened up the scoring in the first half when Beverly Yanez headed in a Nahomi Kawasumi corner kick in the 36th minute.

The match stayed scoreless until the 61st minute, and then became a wild back-and-forth affair, as the teams combined to score four goals in 14 minutes.

 

Emily Sonnett scored after a Tobin Heath corner kick in the 61st minute to tie it 1-1.

 

Heath and Andressinha subbed in at halftime for the Thorns and sparked Portland’s offense in the second half.

The Reign took the lead again just three minutes later when Jodie Taylor converted a penalty kick for her second goal of the season. Ana-Maria Crnogorčević was called for a foul on Jess Fishlock to set up the penalty.

 

But six minutes after that, Lindsey Horan leveled the match 2-2, heading home a cross from Meghan Klingenberg.

The match didn’t stay tied for long thanks to Utsugi’s strike.

Portland kept pushing late, but Betos was up to the task. She made a point blank save on Heath in the 88th — and the follow-up shot was cleared off the line by Kristen McNabb. In the 89th minute, she made a huge diving save vs. a Horan header on one of Portland’s eight corner kicks in the match.

The Thorns had the edge in most of the stats in he game, but were thwarted by Betos. They outshot the Reign 24-12 and 11-8 in shots on goal. They led in corner kicks 8-5 and in possession 53.6% to 46.4%.

 

The Thorns will next take on the Houston Dash on Wednesday. The Reign will host Sky Blue FC on Sunday, May 12.

 

Portland Thorns FC

33

Britt Eckerstrom

Goalkeeper
20

Kelli Hubly

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
  61'
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
10

Lindsey Horan

Midfielder
  70'
30

Celeste Boureille

Midfielder
  46'
23

Margaret Purce

Attacker
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacker
26

Mallory Weber

Attacker
  46'
7

Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic

Defender
27

Elizabeth Ball

Defender
15

Ellie Carpenter

Defender
8

Andressinha

Midfielder
  46'
38

Adelaide Gay

Goalkeeper
17

Tobin Heath

Midfielder
  46'
34

Tyler Lussi

Attacker
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Attacker

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

Seattle Reign FC

18

Michelle Betos

Goalkeeper
7

Steph Catley

Defender
19

Kristen McNabb

Midfielder
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
21

Christen Westphal

Defender
  74'
20

Rumi Utsugi

Midfielder
  75'
6

Allie Long

Midfielder
  31'
9

Nahomi Kawasumi

Attacker
10

Jessica Fishlock

Midfielder
  77'
17

Beverly Yanez

Attacker
  70'   36'
14

Jodie Taylor

Attacker
  64'
11

Elizabeth Addo

Attacker
12

Morgan Andrews

Midfielder
  77'
3

Lauren Barnes

Defender
26

Madeline Bauer

Defender
  74'
24

Alyssa Kleiner

Defender
  87'   70'
8

Theresa Nielsen

Defender
1

Lydia Williams

Goalkeeper

manager

 

Vlatko Andonovski

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Portland Thorns 2, Seattle Reign 3.

90'+4'

END 2

Second Half ends, Portland Thorns 2, Seattle Reign 3.

90'+2'

FREE KICK WON

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

90'+2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

90'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Midge Purce with a headed pass.

90'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andressinha.

89'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Maddie Bauer.

89'

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 Tobin Heath with a cross.

89'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Maddie Bauer.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christine Sinclair with a headed pass.

87'

YELLOW CARD

Alyssa Kleiner (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card.

86'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Midge Purce (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lindsey Horan.

84'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Maddie Bauer.

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Midge Purce.

79'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Midge Purce.

77'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Morgan Andrews replaces Jessica Fishlock.

75'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 2, Seattle Reign 3. Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephanie Catley following a corner.

74'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Kelli Hubly.

74'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jessica Fishlock.

74'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Maddie Bauer replaces Christen Westphal.

74'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Westphal (Seattle Reign).

71'

FREE KICK WON

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

70'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Seattle Reign. Alyssa Kleiner replaces Beverly Yanez.

70'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 2, Seattle Reign 2. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross.

69'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross.

68'

OFFSIDE

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

67'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Kristen McNabb.

65'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

64'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 1, Seattle Reign 2. Jodie Taylor (Seattle Reign) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

63'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Seattle Reign. Jessica Fishlock draws a foul in the penalty area.

63'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) after a foul in the penalty area.

62'

FREE KICK WON

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns).

62'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephanie Catley with a cross.

62'

FREE KICK WON

Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns).

61'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 1, Seattle Reign 1. Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

60'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Michelle Betos.

59'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

59'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tobin Heath.

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Kelli Hubly (Portland Thorns).

55'

FREE KICK WON

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

55'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lindsey Horan.

55'

POST

Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

53'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Allie Long (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jodie Taylor.

53'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rumi Utsugi (Seattle Reign).

53'

FREE KICK WON

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

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christen Westphal (Seattle Reign).

52'

FREE KICK WON

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

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Midge Purce with a cross.

50'

MISS

Attempt missed. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi.

48'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Seattle Reign).

48'

FREE KICK WON

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

46'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

START

Second Half begins Portland Thorns 0, Seattle Reign 1.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Andressinha replaces Celeste Boureille.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Tobin Heath replaces Mallory Weber.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, Portland Thorns 0, Seattle Reign 1.

43'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katherine Reynolds with a cross.

41'

MISS

Attempt missed. Allie Long (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Beverly Yanez with a cross.

38'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Stephanie Catley.

37'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

36'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 0, Seattle Reign 1. Beverly Yanez (Seattle Reign) with an attempt from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Nahomi Kawasumi with a cross following a corner.

35'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Kelli Hubly.

35'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

34'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Britt Eckerstrom.

34'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Allie Long (Seattle Reign) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Megan Oyster.

33'

FREE KICK WON

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

31'

YELLOW CARD

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

31'

FREE KICK WON

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

30'

FREE KICK WON

Jessica Fishlock (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

29'

MISS

Attempt missed. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

28'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Weber (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic with a headed pass.

25'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Allie Long (Seattle Reign).

22'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Stephanie Catley (Seattle Reign) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Britt Eckerstrom.

20'

CORNER

Corner, Seattle Reign. Conceded by Kelli Hubly.

18'

FREE KICK WON

Nahomi Kawasumi (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns).

18'

POST

Mallory Weber (Portland Thorns) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

11'

FREE KICK WON

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Allie Long (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

10'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Christine Sinclair tries a through ball, but Mallory Weber is caught offside.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emily Sonnett.

8'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Beverly Yanez.

8'

FREE KICK WON

Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Portland Thorns).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

POR
KO HT FT 90+
46
Tobin Heath 17
Mallory Weber 26
46
Andressinha 8
Celeste Boureille 30
70
Alyssa Kleiner 24
Beverly Yanez 17
74
Madeline Bauer 26
Christen Westphal 21
77
Morgan Andrews 12
Jessica Fishlock 10
36
goal

Beverly Yanez 17

Assisted by: Nahomi Kawasumi 9

61
goal

Emily Sonnett 16

64
goal

Jodie Taylor 14

Penalty Kick

70
goal

Lindsey Horan 10

Assisted by: Meghan Klingenberg 25

75
goal

Rumi Utsugi 20

Assisted by: Steph Catley 7

31
yellow card

Allie Long 6

87
yellow card

Alyssa Kleiner 24

SEA

Goals & Assists

36′ Seattle Reign FC
Beverly Yanez
Assisted by: Nahomi Kawasumi
61′ Portland Thorns FC
Emily Sonnett
64′ Seattle Reign FC
Jodie Taylor
Penalty kick
70′ Portland Thorns FC
Lindsey Horan
Assisted by: Meghan Klingenberg
75′ Seattle Reign FC
Rumi Utsugi
Assisted by: Steph Catley

Disciplinary

31′ Seattle Reign FC
Allie Long
87′ Seattle Reign FC
Alyssa Kleiner

Substitutions

46′ Portland Thorns FC
  Tobin Heath
  Mallory Weber
46′ Portland Thorns FC
  Andressinha
  Celeste Boureille
70′ Seattle Reign FC
  Alyssa Kleiner
  Beverly Yanez
74′ Seattle Reign FC
  Madeline Bauer
  Christen Westphal
77′ Seattle Reign FC
  Morgan Andrews
  Jessica Fishlock


POR

Match Statistics


SEA

24
Shots
12
11
Shots On Goal
8
6
Shots Blocked
2
8
Corners
5
29
Crosses
13
2
Offsides
0
12
Fouls
7
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
379
Total Passes
328
72.3%
Passing Accuracy
63.7%
54.3%
Possession
45.7%
64
Duels Won
70
12
Tackles Won
18
4
Saves
8
33
Clearances
37

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
20 D Kelli Hubly 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
10 M Lindsey Horan 90 1 0 10 4 0 0 2 4
30 M Celeste Boureille 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
23 Margaret Purce 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
12 Christine Sinclair 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1
26 Mallory Weber 45 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
7 D Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic 90 0 0 4 2 0 0 4 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 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 M Tobin Heath 45 0 0 3 2 6 0 0 0
34 Tyler Lussi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Ifeoma Onumonu 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
33 G Britt Eckerstrom 90 3 12 4 1 0 0 0
38 G Adelaide Gay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 D Steph Catley 90 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0
19 M Kristen McNabb 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 D Christen Westphal 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 M Rumi Utsugi 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
6 M Allie Long 90 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 5
9 Nahomi Kawasumi 90 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 2
10 M Jessica Fishlock 77 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
17 Beverly Yanez 70 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
14 Jodie Taylor 90 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
11 Elizabeth Addo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 M Morgan Andrews 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 D Lauren Barnes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 D Madeline Bauer 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 D Alyssa Kleiner 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 D Theresa Nielsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
18 G Michelle Betos 90 2 24 8 0 0 0 0
1 G Lydia Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0