Washington Spirit WAS

3‑8‑3 , 3‑3‑1 Home

1
Final
Sat, Jun 24

Portland Thorns FCPOR

7‑4‑4 , 1‑3‑3 Away

0

Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Maryland

Attendance: 4,319

Ordega’s goal leads Washington to 1-0 win over Portland

Washington is now unbeaten in its last three games

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Francisca Ordega scored in her second consecutive game for the Spirit. (Photo credit: Tony Quinn for isiphotos.com)

The Washington Spirit topped Portland Thorns FC 1-0 on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 4,319 fans at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex on the Spirit Squadron’s Pride Night in Maryland. The win extended the Spirit’s unbeaten streak to three games

It’s Washington’s second-ever win over Portland first since 2015.

The Spirit got on the board in the 19th minute thanks to Francisca Ordega’s fourth goal of the season. The Spirit forward stripped Thorns midfielder Allie Long of the ball at midfield dribbled into the box and sent a right-footed bending ball past Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.

In the 22nd minute, midfielder Havana Solaun beat Franch with a strike from outside the box, but her shot bounced off the post.

Portland forward Nadia Nadim, who missed last week with a strained left hamstring, did not start on Saturday but subbed in at the start of the second half. After a slow first half, Portland’s offense picked up in the second, forcing eight shots but only two on frame. The Thorns held the majority of possession, but could only force three shots on goal in the match.

Last week, the Spirit led for most of the match on an Ordega goal, but gave up a late Christen Press penalty kick and could only leave Chicago with a draw. That was not the case this week as the Spirit defense held strong in the second half to preserve the shutout.

Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé made three saves to earn her second shutout of the season.

Ordega walked off gingerly in the last minute of the game with an apparent right leg injury.

Thorns midfielder Mana Shim, who missed the last seven games for Portland with a left foot sprain, returned as a sub for the Thorns in the 82nd minute.

The Spirit improved to 3-5-2 with 11 points following the win. The Thorns are now 4-3-3 with 15 points.

Washington Spirit

1

Stephanie Labbe

Goalkeeper
6

Kassey Kallman

Defender
4

Shelina Zadorsky

Defender
5

Whitney Church

Defender
24

Estelle Johnson

Defender
9

Havana Solaun

Midfielder
  86'
29

Meggie Dougherty Howard

Midfielder
23

Tori Huster

Midfielder
20

Cheyna Williams

Midfielder
  76'
14

Francisca Ordega

Forward
  19'
19

Kristie Mewis

Forward
  61'

substitutes

2

Arielle Ship

Substitute
3

Caprice Dydasco

Substitute
  61'
7

Line Sigvardsen Jensen

Substitute
8

Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew

Substitute
12

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  76'
21

DiDi Haracic

Substitute
22

Alyssa Kleiner

Substitute
  86'

manager

 

James Gabarra

Manager

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
4

Emily Menges

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
30

Celeste Boureille

Defender
  82'
10

Allie Long

Defensive Midfielder
28

Amandine Henry

Defensive Midfielder
  64'
21

Hayley Raso

Attacking Midfielder
7

Lindsey Horan

Attacking Midfielder
14

Ashleigh Sykes

Attacking Midfielder
  46'
12

Christine Sinclair

Forward

substitutes

6

Meleana Shim

Substitute
  82'
9

Nadia Nadim

Substitute
  46'
11

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

Substitute
  64'
15

Kendall Johnson

Substitute
27

Meghan Cox

Substitute
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Washington Spirit 1, Portland Thorns 0.

90'+6'

END 2

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

90'+6'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90'+5'

START DELAY

Delay in match Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

90'+4'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Lindsey Horan tries a through ball, but Allie Long is caught offside.

90'+3'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Lindsey Horan with a cross.

90'+2'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Meleana Shim tries a through ball, but Hayley Raso is caught offside.

90'+1'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

90'

MISS

Attempt missed. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Allie Long (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Meleana Shim with a cross.

87'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

87'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Caprice Dydasco tries a through ball, but Katie Stengel is caught offside.

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Alyssa Kleiner replaces Havana Solaun.

85'

FREE KICK WON

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

85'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

84'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Lindsey Horan tries a through ball, but Nadia Nadim is caught offside.

82'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Meleana Shim replaces Celeste Boureille.

82'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Nadia Nadim (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82'

FREE KICK WON

Allie Long (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

76'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Katie Stengel replaces Cheyna Williams.

73'

FREE KICK WON

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

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Allie Long with a cross following a corner.

72'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Kassey Kallman.

67'

MISS

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

66'

FREE KICK WON

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

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit).

65'

MISS

Attempt missed. Caprice Dydasco (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

64'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Dagny Brynjarsdóttir replaces Amandine Henry.

64'

FREE KICK WON

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

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit).

62'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. Allie Long (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lindsey Horan with a cross following a corner.

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Washington Spirit. Caprice Dydasco replaces Kristie Mewis.

60'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Kassey Kallman.

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nadia Nadim.

59'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58'

START DELAY

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

57'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

57'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Nadia Nadim (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg.

56'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

55'

START DELAY

Delay in match Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) because of an injury.

54'

FREE KICK WON

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

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

51'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Emily Menges.

51'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shelina Zadorsky.

50'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

49'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns).

49'

FREE KICK WON

Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

46'

FREE KICK WON

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

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit).

START

Second Half begins Washington Spirit 1, Portland Thorns 0.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Nadia Nadim replaces Ashleigh Sykes.

45'+1'

END 1

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

45'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Cheyna Williams tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

41'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Kristie Mewis (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

39'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Emily Menges.

38'

FREE KICK WON

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

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit).

36'

MISS

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

35'

FREE KICK WON

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

35'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Estelle Johnson (Washington Spirit).

34'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Whitney Church (Washington Spirit).

30'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30'

CORNER

Corner, Washington Spirit. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

29'

FREE KICK WON

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

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Shelina Zadorsky (Washington Spirit).

25'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns).

25'

FREE KICK WON

Kassey Kallman (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Kassey Kallman.

22'

POST

Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Meggie Dougherty Howard.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

22'

FREE KICK WON

Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Amandine Henry with a cross following a corner.

21'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Shelina Zadorsky.

20'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Estelle Johnson.

19'

GOAL

Goal! Washington Spirit 1, Portland Thorns 0. Francisca Ordega (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

18'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Washington Spirit. Kassey Kallman tries a through ball, but Francisca Ordega is caught offside.

17'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

16'

FREE KICK WON

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

16'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit).

14'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

14'

FREE KICK WON

Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tori Huster (Washington Spirit) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Shelina Zadorsky with a cross following a set piece situation.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

11'

FREE KICK WON

Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns).

10'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meggie Dougherty Howard (Washington Spirit) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cheyna Williams with a cross.

9'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Cheyna Williams (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

9'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Havana Solaun (Washington Spirit) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Francisca Ordega.

3'

FREE KICK WON

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

3'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tori Huster (Washington Spirit).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

WAS
KO HT FT 90+
46
Nadia Nadim 9
Ashleigh Sykes 14
61
Caprice Dydasco 3
Kristie Mewis 19
64
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 11
Amandine Henry 28
76
Katie Stengel 12
Cheyna Williams 20
82
Meleana Shim 6
Celeste Boureille 30
86
Alyssa Kleiner 22
Havana Solaun 9
19
goal

Francisca Ordega 14

POR

Goals & Assists

19′ Washington Spirit
Francisca Ordega

Disciplinary

NONE

Substitutions

46′ Portland Thorns FC
  Nadia Nadim
  Ashleigh Sykes
61′ Washington Spirit
  Caprice Dydasco
  Kristie Mewis
64′ Portland Thorns FC
  Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
  Amandine Henry
76′ Washington Spirit
  Katie Stengel
  Cheyna Williams
82′ Portland Thorns FC
  Meleana Shim
  Celeste Boureille
86′ Washington Spirit
  Alyssa Kleiner
  Havana Solaun


WAS

Match Statistics


POR

16
Shots
11
6
Shots On Goal
3
4
Shots Blocked
2
3
Corners
8
11
Crosses
21
3
Offsides
3
6
Fouls
13
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
332
Total Passes
532
65.7%
Passing Accuracy
79.7%
38%
Possession
62%
49
Duels Won
55
25
Tackles Won
10
3
Saves
5
34
Clearances
27

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
6 D Kassey Kallman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 D Shelina Zadorsky 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
5 D Whitney Church 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 D Estelle Johnson 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9 M Havana Solaun 86 0 0 3 3 3 0 0 0
29 M Meggie Dougherty Howard 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
23 M Tori Huster 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
20 M Cheyna Williams 76 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 1
14 F Francisca Ordega 90 1 0 3 3 0 2 5 1
19 F Kristie Mewis 61 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
2 S Arielle Ship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 S Caprice Dydasco 29 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 S Line Sigvardsen Jensen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Lindsay Elizabeth Agnew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 S Katie Stengel 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 S DiDi Haracic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 S Alyssa Kleiner 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Stephanie Labbe 90 0 11 3 0 0 0 0
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 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 2
30 D Celeste Boureille 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 DM Allie Long 90 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1
28 DM Amandine Henry 64 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 2
21 AM Hayley Raso 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
7 AM Lindsey Horan 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 2
14 AM Ashleigh Sykes 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 F Christine Sinclair 90 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 1
6 S Meleana Shim 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Nadia Nadim 45 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1
11 S Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 26 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
15 S Kendall Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Meghan Cox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 S Britt Eckerstrom 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 1 16 5 0 0 0 1