Portland Thorns FC POR

13‑5‑5 , 9‑1‑1 Home

2
Final
Sat, Aug 5

Houston DashHOU

7‑13‑2 , 4‑7‑0 Away

1

Providence Park

Portland, Oregon

Attendance: 18,243

Lussi, Sonnett score as Thorns top Dash 2-1

The Thorns move into a tie for first with the win

Portland Thorns FC forward Tyler Lussi scored the first goal of her NWSL career in Week 15. (Photo credit: Sam Ortega/isiphotos.com)

Tyler Lussi scored her first NWSL goal and added an assist as Portland Thorns FC topped the Houston Dash 2-1 at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon in front of 18,243 of the Thorns faithful.

With the win, Portland moved into a tie with the Red Stars atop the NWSL table with 28 points before Chicago takes on the Orlando Pride later Saturday night. The Courage will also play later in the evening and could reclaim sole possession of first place with a win.

The loss snapped a six-game unbeaten streak for the Dash.

The first half was fairly even between the two sides, but Portland got on the board first. A Carli Lloyd foul on Dagný Brynjarsdóttir set up a Thorns free kick on the right wing. Meghan Klingenberg served a cross into the box that was Houston was unable to clear. Lussi then headed it past Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell and it was tapped over the line by Emily Sonnett to make it 1-0.

Houston had a strong opportunity in the 18th minute off a nice offensive buildup from Lloyd and Janine Beckie, who then passed to Rachel Daly in the box. With her back to goal, Daly played the ball back to Nichelle Prince, but her shot went straight to Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch.

The Dash tied it up in the 33rd minute after a penalty kick converted by Lloyd. Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan fouled Caity Heap in the box, and Lloyd buried her kick into the lower left corner of the goal to make it 1-1.

It didn’t stay tied for long as Portland would only need a few minutes to get the lead back thanks to their captain Christine Sinclair.

In the 38th minute, Sinclair won the ball near midfield with a nice move to get around one defender. Sinclair then turned upfield, took another nice cutback to turn around a second defender, before passing it out to the left wing for Klingenberg, who was making a run down the flank. Klingenberg dribbled into the box, but her shot was blocked by Janine Van Wyk. The rebound fell between two Dash defenders and Lussi, who persisted long enough to finally get the ball free. Lussi’s right-footed shot to the far post beat Campbell to make it 2-1.

“Klingenberg got a cross and we do that every day in practice,” Lussi told Dalen Cuff on Lifetime after the match. “It was just jumbling around in the box and I just passed it to the net. It was a great feeling and a great team goal.”

The Thorns forced two big second half saves by Campbell in an effort to extended their lead. The first came in the 69th minute as the rookie goalkeeper was able to push wide a Horan header that would’ve made it 3-1.

She stopped Horan again in the 89th minute after Sinclair found Horan open in the box, but Campbell was able to parry the shot away.

Both teams went into the halftime with the total shots tied 8-8, but Portland would go on to dominate in the second half, outshooting Houston 12-3, including 5-0 in shots on goal.

Houston could not find a way to break down Portland’s ball control, especially late in the match when Portland killed off seven minutes of stoppage time to hold on to the 2-1 win.

It’s the first loss for the Dash since June 17 in Lloyd’s 2017 NWSL debut. A win would have moved them into a tie for fifth place with Sky Blue FC.

We put in a good shift, six games straight unbeaten,” Lloyd told Cuff after the match. “It just happens. There’s days where you’re just off a bit. Collectively, I think we were just not at our best, every single one of us, but just got to get back to the drawing board. Now, this will make us dig deeper.”

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
4

Emily Menges

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
  12'
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
11

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

Defensive Midfielder
  75'
7

Lindsey Horan

Defensive Midfielder
14

Ashleigh Sykes

Defensive Midfielder
  90 + 2'
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacking Midfielder
34

Tyler Lussi

Forward
  60'   39'
21

Hayley Raso

Forward

substitutes

30

Celeste Boureille

Substitute
  90 + 2'
27

Meghan Cox

Substitute
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute
28

Amandine Henry

Substitute
  60'
15

Kendall Johnson

Substitute
10

Allie Long

Substitute
  75'
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
22

Camille Levin

Defender
55

Janine van Wyk

Defender
12

Amber Brooks

Defender
2

Poliana Barbosa Medeiros

Defender
27

Caity Heap

Defensive Midfielder
  22'   61'
23

Cami Privett

Defensive Midfielder
16

Janine Beckie

Defensive Midfielder
10

Carli Lloyd

Attacking Midfielder
  40'   33'
3

Rachel Daly

Forward
14

Nichelle Prince

Forward
  90 + 2'

substitutes

4

Bruna Benites

Substitute
17

Andressa Cavalari Machry

Substitute
  61'
8

Claire Falknor

Substitute
9

Sarah Hagen

Substitute
  90 + 2'
30

Bianca Henninger

Substitute
5

Cari Roccaro

Substitute

manager

 

Omar Morales

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Portland Thorns 2, Houston Dash 1.

90'+8'

END 2

Second Half ends, Portland Thorns 2, Houston Dash 1.

90'+5'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rachel Daly.

90'+4'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Janine van Wyk.

90'+2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a set piece situation.

90'+2'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Celeste Boureille replaces Ashleigh Sykes.

90'+2'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Sarah Hagen replaces Nichelle Prince.

90'+1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns).

90'+1'

FREE KICK WON

Andressinha (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christine Sinclair.

88'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

88'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lindsey Horan.

87'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Poliana.

87'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

83'

FREE KICK WON

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

83'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

82'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

82'

START DELAY

Delay in match Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) because of an injury.

81'

POST

Allie Long (Portland Thorns) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Hayley Raso.

81'

END DELAY

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

78'

START DELAY

Delay in match (Portland Thorns).

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

76'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Allie Long replaces Dagny Brynjarsdóttir.

73'

FREE KICK WON

Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash).

71'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Cambria Privett tries a through ball, but Poliana is caught offside.

70'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns).

70'

FREE KICK WON

Andressinha (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Jane Campbell.

69'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Katherine Reynolds with a cross.

66'

MISS

Attempt missed. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ashleigh Sykes.

65'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross.

65'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Janine van Wyk.

64'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Emily Sonnett.

63'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns).

63'

FREE KICK WON

Poliana (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Andressinha replaces Caity Heap.

60'

MISS

Attempt missed. Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lindsey Horan.

60'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Amandine Henry replaces Tyler Lussi.

59'

FREE KICK WON

Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash).

58'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Janine van Wyk.

57'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

56'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns).

56'

FREE KICK WON

Caity Heap (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

55'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Janine van Wyk.

55'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

54'

FREE KICK WON

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

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash).

54'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns).

54'

FREE KICK WON

Cambria Privett (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53'

MISS

Attempt missed. Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Amber Brooks following a set piece situation.

52'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

52'

FREE KICK WON

Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

50'

FREE KICK WON

Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash).

START

Second Half begins Portland Thorns 2, Houston Dash 1.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Portland Thorns 2, Houston Dash 1.

45'+1'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Camille Levin tries a through ball, but Nichelle Prince is caught offside.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Cambria Privett (Houston Dash) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Rachel Daly following a corner.

43'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Janine Beckie with a cross following a corner.

43'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Adrianna Franch.

43'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Caity Heap (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

41'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns).

41'

FREE KICK WON

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

40'

YELLOW CARD

Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card.

40'

FREE KICK WON

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

40'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash).

39'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 2, Houston Dash 1. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

37'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Tyler Lussi tries a through ball, but Hayley Raso is caught offside.

36'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Camille Levin.

33'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 1, Houston Dash 1. Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

32'

PENALTY LOST

Penalty conceded by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) after a foul in the penalty area.

32'

PENALTY WON

Penalty Houston Dash. Caity Heap draws a foul in the penalty area.

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

29'

FREE KICK WON

Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

28'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

27'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Carli Lloyd tries a through ball, but Cambria Privett is caught offside.

27'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Janine Beckie with a cross.

27'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Emily Sonnett.

27'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Poliana.

26'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Caity Heap (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

24'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Poliana tries a through ball, but Nichelle Prince is caught offside.

24'

MISS

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

22'

YELLOW CARD

Caity Heap (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

22'

FREE KICK WON

Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Caity Heap (Houston Dash).

21'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

18'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Camille Levin.

17'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Emily Menges tries a through ball, but Tyler Lussi is caught offside.

12'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 1, Houston Dash 0. Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyler Lussi following a set piece situation.

12'

MISS

Attempt missed. Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash).

11'

FREE KICK WON

Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9'

FREE KICK WON

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

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash).

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns).

6'

FREE KICK WON

Caity Heap (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

2'

FREE KICK WON

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

2'

FREE KICK WON

Caity Heap (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Tyler Lussi (Portland Thorns).

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

POR
KO HT FT 90+
60
Amandine Henry 28
Tyler Lussi 34
61
Andressa Cavalari Machry 17
Caity Heap 27
75
Allie Long 10
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 11
90 +2
Celeste Boureille 30
Ashleigh Sykes 14
90 +2
Sarah Hagen 9
Nichelle Prince 14
12
goal

Emily Sonnett 16

Assisted by: Tyler Lussi 34

33
goal

Carli Lloyd 10

Penalty Kick

39
goal

Tyler Lussi 34

22
yellow card

Caity Heap 27

40
yellow card

Carli Lloyd 10

HOU

Goals & Assists

12′ Portland Thorns FC
Emily Sonnett
Assisted by: Tyler Lussi
33′ Houston Dash
Carli Lloyd
Penalty kick
39′ Portland Thorns FC
Tyler Lussi

Disciplinary

22′ Houston Dash
Caity Heap
40′ Houston Dash
Carli Lloyd

Substitutions

60′ Portland Thorns FC
  Amandine Henry
  Tyler Lussi
61′ Houston Dash
  Andressa Cavalari Machry
  Caity Heap
75′ Portland Thorns FC
  Allie Long
  Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
90 + 2′ Portland Thorns FC
  Celeste Boureille
  Ashleigh Sykes
90 + 2′ Houston Dash
  Sarah Hagen
  Nichelle Prince


POR

Match Statistics


HOU

21
Shots
11
7
Shots On Goal
3
7
Shots Blocked
3
8
Corners
3
20
Crosses
7
2
Offsides
4
10
Fouls
12
0
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
417
Total Passes
360
74.1%
Passing Accuracy
70.3%
54.2%
Possession
45.8%
53
Duels Won
61
17
Tackles Won
17
2
Saves
5
10
Clearances
26

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 2
4 D Emily Menges 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 DM Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
7 DM Lindsey Horan 90 0 0 6 6 0 0 2 1
14 DM Ashleigh Sykes 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
12 AM Christine Sinclair 90 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0
34 F Tyler Lussi 60 1 1 6 6 0 1 2 1
21 F Hayley Raso 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
30 S Celeste Boureille 1 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
28 S Amandine Henry 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
15 S Kendall Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Allie Long 15 0 0 1 1 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 1 11 2 1 0 0 0
22 D Camille Levin 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 D Janine van Wyk 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 D Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
27 DM Caity Heap 61 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 4
23 DM Cami Privett 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1
16 DM Janine Beckie 90 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1
10 AM Carli Lloyd 90 1 0 4 4 1 0 6 0
3 F Rachel Daly 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
14 F Nichelle Prince 89 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1
4 S Bruna Benites 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Andressa Cavalari Machry 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
8 S Claire Falknor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 S Sarah Hagen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Bianca Henninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 S Cari Roccaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
1 G Jane Campbell 90 2 21 5 0 0 0 0