Portland Thorns FC POR

10‑5‑4 , 8‑1‑1 Home

2
Final
Sat, Aug 19

Houston DashHOU

7‑10‑2 , 4‑6‑0 Away

0

Providence Park

Portland, Oregon

Attendance: 19,672

Horan, Henry score as Thorns top Dash 2-0

The Thorns won their eighth home game of the season

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Portland Thorns FC midfielder Amandine Henry scored her third goal of the season in Week 17 vs. the Houston Dash. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

Lindsey Horan and Amandine Henry scored as Portland Thorns FC beat the Houston Dash 2-0 on Saturday night at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. The crowd of 19,762 is the highest attendance of the season for the Thorns.

With the win, the Thorns (10-5-4, 34 points) will stay in second place for another week, as they are five points clear of the Red Stars, who play on Sunday. The Dash fell to 7-10-2 with the loss and their 23 points are six points behind the Pride and Red Stars, who hold the last two playoff spots.

Horan struck first for the Thorns, scoring in the 14th minute to put Portland up 1-0. The midfielder started the play near midfield, sending a cross to the left wing as Meghan Klingenberg made a run upfield. Horan then made her way into the penalty box as Klingenberg sent a cross in. Horan headed it down and past Dash goalkeeper Jane Campbell for the score. It’s the fourth goal of the season for Horan and the fifth assist of 2017 for Klingenberg.

The Dash thought they had equalized in the 34th minute when Poliana headed in a cross by Amber Brooks, but Poliana was ruled offside on the play.

The Thorns nearly doubled the lead in the 42nd minute when Henry sent a pass to Christine Sinclair, wide-open at the top of the penalty box. Sinclair took a quick right-footed shot but her effort bounced off the crossbar. The rebound came back into the area, but Poliana was able to dribble the ball out of danger.

In the 48th minute, the Thorns would make it 2-0. Sinclair evaded pressure in the box, and dropped the ball off to Henry, standing right at the penalty spot. Henry’s left-footed shot through traffic forced a diving save from Campbell. The rebound went out to the left wing where Nadia Nadim was able to chase it down for the Thorns. Nadim quickly crossed it right back into the box where Henry headed it past Campbell. Just nine seconds after the initial save, Henry had scored her second goal of the week and third of the season.

Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made two saves to earn the clean sheet. It’s the eighth shutout of the season for Franch, just two shy of the NWSL record of 10 in one season.

Dash forward Rachel Daly was sent off in the 79th minute. On a Dash free kick that was sent in the box, Daly appeared to raise her left arm and make contact with Thorns defender Emily Sonnett’s face. The game featured six yellow cards in addition to the straight red to Daly.

The Thorns next play the Reign on the road in Seattle on Saturday afternoon. The Dash will host the first-place Courage on Sunday night.

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
4

Emily Menges

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
  79'
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Midfielder
7

Lindsey Horan

Midfielder
  14'
28

Amandine Henry

Midfielder
  54'   48'
14

Ashleigh Sykes

Midfielder
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacking Midfielder
  70'
11

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

Forward
  32'   46'
21

Hayley Raso

Forward
  78'

substitutes

30

Celeste Boureille

Substitute
27

Meghan Cox

Substitute
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute
15

Kendall Johnson

Substitute
10

Allie Long

Substitute
  54'
9

Nadia Nadim

Substitute
  46'
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute
  78'

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

Houston Dash

1

Jane Campbell

Goalkeeper
22

Camille Levin

Defender
  76'
55

Janine van Wyk

Defender
  75'
12

Amber Brooks

Defender
2

Poliana Barbosa Medeiros

Defender
16

Janine Beckie

Defensive Midfielder
  60'
5

Cari Roccaro

Defensive Midfielder
  74'   86'
17

Andressa Cavalari Machry

Defensive Midfielder
9

Sarah Hagen

Attacking Midfielder
  57'
14

Nichelle Prince

Forward
3

Rachel Daly

Forward
  73'   79'

substitutes

4

Bruna Benites

Substitute
  75'
24

Kelly Conheeney

Substitute
8

Claire Falknor

Substitute
  86'
27

Caity Heap

Substitute
30

Bianca Henninger

Substitute
23

Cami Privett

Substitute
  57'

manager

 

Omar Morales

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Portland Thorns 2, Houston Dash 0.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Portland Thorns 2, Houston Dash 0.

90'+3'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Mallory Weber (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emily Sonnett with a headed pass.

90'+2'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Claire Falknor.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Amber Brooks.

89'

MISS

Attempt missed. Poliana (Houston Dash) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Andressinha with a cross.

88'

MISS

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

87'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

86'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Claire Falknor replaces Cari Roccaro.

85'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Allie Long (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nadia Nadim.

85'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

84'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

83'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nadia Nadim (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Christine Sinclair.

81'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

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

81'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Houston Dash).

79'

YELLOW CARD

Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns) is shown the yellow card.

79'

RED CARD

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

79'

FREE KICK WON

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

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

79'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Portland Thorns).

79'

FREE KICK WON

Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Mallory Weber replaces Hayley Raso.

76'

YELLOW CARD

Camille Levin (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76'

FREE KICK WON

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

76'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Camille Levin (Houston Dash).

75'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Bruna Benites replaces Janine van Wyk.

74'

YELLOW CARD

Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74'

FREE KICK WON

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

74'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash).

73'

YELLOW CARD

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card.

73'

FREE KICK WON

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

73'

FREE KICK LOST

Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

72'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nadia Nadim (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lindsey Horan following a corner.

71'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Camille Levin.

71'

FREE KICK WON

Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Houston Dash).

70'

YELLOW CARD

Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Rachel Daly.

67'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Meghan Klingenberg tries a through ball, but Hayley Raso is caught offside.

64'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Poliana (Houston Dash).

62'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Portland Thorns).

62'

FREE KICK WON

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

62'

MISS

Attempt missed. Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Allie Long.

61'

MISS

Attempt missed. Nadia Nadim (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

60'

YELLOW CARD

Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60'

FREE KICK WON

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

60'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine Beckie (Houston Dash).

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine Beckie (Houston Dash).

59'

FREE KICK WON

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

58'

FREE KICK WON

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

58'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Menges (Portland Thorns).

57'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Houston Dash. Cambria Privett replaces Sarah Hagen.

57'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Nadia Nadim tries a through ball, but Meghan Klingenberg is caught offside.

55'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Poliana with a cross.

54'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Allie Long replaces Amandine Henry.

53'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Camille Levin.

51'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Amber Brooks.

51'

MISS

Attempt missed. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Ashleigh Sykes with a cross.

49'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

48'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 2, Houston Dash 0. Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nadia Nadim with a cross.

48'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

47'

FREE KICK WON

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

47'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns).

46'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rachel Daly (Houston Dash).

46'

FREE KICK WON

Ashleigh Sykes (Portland Thorns) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

START

Second Half begins Portland Thorns 1, Houston Dash 0.

45'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Nadia Nadim replaces Dagny Brynjarsdóttir.

45'+2'

END 1

First Half ends, Portland Thorns 1, Houston Dash 0.

44'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

44'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

43'

FREE KICK WON

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

43'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

41'

POST

Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Amandine Henry.

36'

FREE KICK WON

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

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns).

35'

MISS

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

34'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Amber Brooks tries a through ball, but Poliana is caught offside.

34'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns).

33'

FREE KICK WON

Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

32'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amber Brooks (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

32'

YELLOW CARD

Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32'

FREE KICK WON

Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns).

29'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Cari Roccaro (Houston Dash).

29'

FREE KICK WON

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

29'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Lindsey Horan.

28'

FREE KICK WON

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

28'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

27'

CORNER

Corner, Houston Dash. Conceded by Ashleigh Sykes.

24'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

24'

FREE KICK WON

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

24'

MISS

Attempt missed. Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

21'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Houston Dash. Amber Brooks tries a through ball, but Poliana is caught offside.

21'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Dagny Brynjarsdóttir (Portland Thorns).

21'

FREE KICK WON

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

20'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

18'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Jane Campbell.

17'

FREE KICK WON

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

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Houston Dash).

17'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

17'

FREE KICK WON

Sarah Hagen (Houston Dash) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16'

MISS

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Houston Dash) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Poliana.

14'

GOAL

Goal! Portland Thorns 1, Houston Dash 0. Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg.

11'

OFFSIDE

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

11'

FREE KICK WON

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

11'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Janine van Wyk (Houston Dash).

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

7'

FREE KICK WON

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

7'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Andressinha (Houston Dash).

6'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns).

6'

FREE KICK WON

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

5'

MISS

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

4'

OFFSIDE

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

2'

MISS

Attempt missed. Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dagny Brynjarsdóttir.

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

POR
KO HT FT 90+
46
Nadia Nadim 9
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 11
54
Allie Long 10
Amandine Henry 28
57
Cami Privett 23
Sarah Hagen 9
75
Bruna Benites 4
Janine van Wyk 55
78
Mallory Weber 26
Hayley Raso 21
86
Claire Falknor 8
Cari Roccaro 5
14
goal

Lindsey Horan 7

Assisted by: Meghan Klingenberg 25

48
goal

Amandine Henry 28

Assisted by: Nadia Nadim 9

32
yellow card

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 11

60
yellow card

Janine Beckie 16

70
yellow card

Christine Sinclair 12

73
yellow card

Rachel Daly 3

74
yellow card

Cari Roccaro 5

76
yellow card

Camille Levin 22

79
yellow card

Emily Sonnett 16

79
red card

Rachel Daly 3

HOU

Goals & Assists

14′ Portland Thorns FC
Lindsey Horan
Assisted by: Meghan Klingenberg
48′ Portland Thorns FC
Amandine Henry
Assisted by: Nadia Nadim

Disciplinary

32′ Portland Thorns FC
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
60′ Houston Dash
Janine Beckie
70′ Portland Thorns FC
Christine Sinclair
73′ Houston Dash
Rachel Daly
74′ Houston Dash
Cari Roccaro
76′ Houston Dash
Camille Levin
79′ Portland Thorns FC
Emily Sonnett
79′ Houston Dash
Rachel Daly

Substitutions

46′ Portland Thorns FC
  Nadia Nadim
  Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
54′ Portland Thorns FC
  Allie Long
  Amandine Henry
57′ Houston Dash
  Cami Privett
  Sarah Hagen
75′ Houston Dash
  Bruna Benites
  Janine van Wyk
78′ Portland Thorns FC
  Mallory Weber
  Hayley Raso
86′ Houston Dash
  Claire Falknor
  Cari Roccaro


POR

Match Statistics


HOU

20
Shots
7
6
Shots On Goal
2
3
Shots Blocked
1
6
Corners
3
18
Crosses
10
2
Offsides
4
12
Fouls
14
3
Yellow Cards
4
0
Red Cards
1
447
Total Passes
324
76.5%
Passing Accuracy
75%
58.3%
Possession
41.7%
58
Duels Won
55
17
Tackles Won
18
2
Saves
4
9
Clearances
39

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
4 D Emily Menges 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 M Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 1
7 M Lindsey Horan 90 1 0 3 3 0 0 3 3
28 M Amandine Henry 54 1 0 3 3 0 0 1 0
14 M Ashleigh Sykes 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
12 AM Christine Sinclair 90 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0
11 F Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 45 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0
21 F Hayley Raso 78 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 4
30 S Celeste Boureille 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
15 S Kendall Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 S Allie Long 36 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 0
9 S Nadia Nadim 45 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 0
26 S Mallory Weber 12 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Adrianna Franch 90 0 7 2 0 0 0 0
22 D Camille Levin 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
55 D Janine van Wyk 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
12 D Amber Brooks 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 D Poliana Barbosa Medeiros 90 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0
16 DM Janine Beckie 90 0 0 2 2 1 0 2 1
5 DM Cari Roccaro 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 DM Andressa Cavalari Machry 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 5
9 AM Sarah Hagen 57 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
14 F Nichelle Prince 90 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2
3 F Rachel Daly 79 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4
4 S Bruna Benites 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 S Kelly Conheeney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 S Claire Falknor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 S Caity Heap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 S Bianca Henninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Cami Privett 33 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 20 4 0 0 0 0