Boston Breakers BOS

4‑12‑7 , 3‑5‑3 Home

0
Final
Sun, Sep 10

Portland Thorns FCPOR

13‑5‑5 , 4‑4‑4 Away

1

Jordan Field

Boston, Massachusetts

Attendance: 3,015

Thorns clinch home playoff game with 1-0 win over Breakers

The Thorns won their 13th game of the season

Portland Thorns FC captain Christine Sinclair scored her eighth goal of the season in Week 20. (Photo credit: Mike Gridley/isiphotos.com)

Christine Sinclair scored in 72nd minute as Portland Thorns FC secured a home playoff game with a 1-0 win over the Boston Breakers on Sunday night in front of a crowd of 3,015 at Jordan Field in Boston, Massachusetts.

Their home semifinal game will take place on Saturday, October 7. The seeding is still to be determined as Portland sits just two points behind first-place North Carolina.

The Thorns improved to 13-5-4 (43 ponts) with the victory. The 13 wins is a new team record for wins in a single season.

Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made four saves to earn her 10th shutout of the season. She is now tied for the all-time single season record with FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart (2013).

Sinclair now has eight goals this season and 31 in her career. With the score, she passed Allie Long for the all-time team lead. After getting on the end of a long ball over the top, Hayley Raso persisted through Boston’s defensive pressure to kick it out for Sinclair in the penalty box. The Thorns captain cooly hit it past Breakers goalkeeper Abby Smith to break the scoreless deadlock.

Raso won the Week 18 Player of the Week award, but missed Portland’s last game because she was suspended due to yellow card accumulation.

Franch made several key stops in the match, especially near the end of the first half. On of her best moments cam in the 40th minute — a diving save after an Allysha Chapman cross deflected off a Thorns defender towards the right side of goal.

She also made several nice catches through traffic, including one in the 31st minute after a long cross from Margaret Purce headed towards the net.

The semifinal on October 7 will be the second consecutive home semifinal for the Thorns. Portland fell 4-3 in extra time to the Western New York Flash, who went on to win the NWSL Championship.

The NWSL now heads into an international break and will resume play on September 23 when the Thorns visit the Orlando Pride.

The Breakers (3-12-7, 16 points) will next play on September 23 as well when they visit the Washington Spirit.

Boston Breakers

14

Abby Smith

Goalkeeper
2

Allysha Chapman

Defender
8

Julie King

Defender
4

Megan Oyster

Defender
  82'
21

Margaret Purce

Defender
26

Angela Salem

Defensive Midfielder
3

Brooke Elby

Defensive Midfielder
  56'
18

Tiffany Weimer

Attacking Midfielder
  66'
10

Rosie White

Attacking Midfielder
19

Adriana Leon

Attacking Midfielder
9

Natasha Dowie

Forward
  71'

substitutes

33

Hayley Dowd

Substitute
17

Amanda Frisbie

Substitute
11

Rose Lavelle

Substitute
  56'
22

Ifeoma Onumonu

Substitute
  66'
15

Sammy Jo Prudhomme

Substitute
23

Katie Stengel

Substitute
  71'

manager

 

Matt Beard

Manager

Portland Thorns FC

24

Adrianna Franch

Goalkeeper
25

Meghan Klingenberg

Defender
30

Celeste Boureille

Defender
16

Emily Sonnett

Defender
2

Katherine Reynolds

Defender
7

Lindsey Horan

Defensive Midfielder
28

Amandine Henry

Defensive Midfielder
9

Nadia Nadim

Attacking Midfielder
  75'
12

Christine Sinclair

Attacking Midfielder
  72'
21

Hayley Raso

Attacking Midfielder
10

Allie Long

Forward
  90 + 2'

substitutes

11

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

Substitute
  90 + 2'
33

Britt Eckerstrom

Substitute
15

Kendall Johnson

Substitute
13

Savannah Jordan

Substitute
26

Mallory Weber

Substitute
  75'

manager

 

Mark Parsons

Manager

END 14

Match ends, Boston Breakers 0, Portland Thorns 1.

90'+3'

END 2

Second Half ends, Boston Breakers 0, Portland Thorns 1.

90'+2'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Dagny Brynjarsdóttir replaces Allie Long.

88'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Angela Salem (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adriana Leon with a cross.

88'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Emily Sonnett.

87'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ifeoma Onumonu.

86'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers).

86'

FREE KICK WON

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

82'

YELLOW CARD

Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers).

82'

FREE KICK WON

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

81'

FREE KICK WON

Rosie White (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns).

79'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Julie King (Boston Breakers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adriana Leon with a cross.

78'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Celeste Boureille.

78'

ATTEMPT BLOCKED

Attempt blocked. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

75'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Portland Thorns. Mallory Weber replaces Nadia Nadim.

75'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Katie Stengel tries a through ball, but Adriana Leon is caught offside.

73'

MISS

Attempt missed. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Katie Stengel.

72'

GOAL

Goal! Boston Breakers 0, Portland Thorns 1. Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hayley Raso.

71'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Katie Stengel replaces Natasha Dowie.

71'

FREE KICK WON

Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allie Long (Portland Thorns).

69'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Emily Sonnett tries a through ball, but Nadia Nadim is caught offside.

69'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Allysha Chapman with a cross.

66'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Ifeoma Onumonu replaces Tiffany Weimer.

66'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers).

66'

FREE KICK WON

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

65'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Celeste Boureille tries a through ball, but Emily Sonnett is caught offside.

65'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Megan Oyster.

62'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Megan Oyster.

61'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rose Lavelle.

60'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Allysha Chapman.

59'

FREE KICK WON

Julie King (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nadia Nadim (Portland Thorns).

58'

MISS

Attempt missed. Julie King (Boston Breakers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Margaret Purce following a corner.

58'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Celeste Boureille.

56'

SUBSTITUTION

Substitution, Boston Breakers. Rose Lavelle replaces Brooke Elby.

55'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers).

55'

FREE KICK WON

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

53'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Tiffany Weimer tries a through ball, but Natasha Dowie is caught offside.

52'

MISS

Attempt missed. Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Allysha Chapman.

49'

MISS

Attempt missed. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adriana Leon with a cross.

48'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Angela Salem tries a through ball, but Margaret Purce is caught offside.

START

Second Half begins Boston Breakers 0, Portland Thorns 0.

45'+1'

END 1

First Half ends, Boston Breakers 0, Portland Thorns 0.

45'

FREE KICK WON

Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns).

43'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Adrianna Franch.

43'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Allysha Chapman.

42'

ATTEMPT SAVED

Attempt saved. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adriana Leon with a cross.

38'

FREE KICK LOST

Hand ball by Angela Salem (Boston Breakers).

38'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

37'

FREE KICK WON

Brooke Elby (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Amandine Henry (Portland Thorns).

37'

ATTEMPT SAVED

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

36'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers).

36'

FREE KICK WON

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

34'

FREE KICK WON

Adriana Leon (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns).

34'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Amandine Henry tries a through ball, but Hayley Raso is caught offside.

32'

FREE KICK WON

Abby Smith (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Nadia Nadim (Portland Thorns).

31'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Margaret Purce.

27'

FREE KICK WON

Allysha Chapman (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

26'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Amandine Henry tries a through ball, but Nadia Nadim is caught offside.

24'

MISS

Attempt missed. Allie Long (Portland Thorns) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Meghan Klingenberg with a cross following a corner.

24'

CORNER

Corner, Portland Thorns. Conceded by Margaret Purce.

21'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Portland Thorns. Meghan Klingenberg tries a through ball, but Allie Long is caught offside.

18'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

13'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers).

13'

FREE KICK WON

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

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Julie King (Boston Breakers).

12'

FREE KICK WON

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

12'

FREE KICK WON

Rosie White (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Celeste Boureille (Portland Thorns).

10'

FREE KICK WON

Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Katherine Reynolds (Portland Thorns).

9'

FREE KICK WON

Tiffany Weimer (Boston Breakers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Hayley Raso (Portland Thorns).

8'

MISS

Attempt missed. Rosie White (Boston Breakers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Natasha Dowie.

7'

MISS

Attempt missed. Natasha Dowie (Boston Breakers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

5'

OFFSIDE

Offside, Boston Breakers. Margaret Purce tries a through ball, but Adriana Leon is caught offside.

5'

CORNER

Corner, Boston Breakers. Conceded by Meghan Klingenberg.

1'

FREE KICK LOST

Foul by Rosie White (Boston Breakers).

1'

FREE KICK WON

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

START

First Half begins.

 

LINEUP

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

BOS
KO HT FT 90+
56
Rose Lavelle 11
Brooke Elby 3
66
Ifeoma Onumonu 22
Tiffany Weimer 18
71
Katie Stengel 23
Natasha Dowie 9
75
Mallory Weber 26
Nadia Nadim 9
90 +2
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 11
Allie Long 10
72
goal

Christine Sinclair 12

Assisted by: Hayley Raso 21

82
yellow card

Megan Oyster 4

POR

Goals & Assists

72′ Portland Thorns FC
Christine Sinclair
Assisted by: Hayley Raso

Disciplinary

82′ Boston Breakers
Megan Oyster

Substitutions

56′ Boston Breakers
  Rose Lavelle
  Brooke Elby
66′ Boston Breakers
  Ifeoma Onumonu
  Tiffany Weimer
71′ Boston Breakers
  Katie Stengel
  Natasha Dowie
75′ Portland Thorns FC
  Mallory Weber
  Nadia Nadim
90 + 2′ Portland Thorns FC
  Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
  Allie Long


BOS

Match Statistics


POR

16
Shots
3
4
Shots On Goal
2
4
Shots Blocked
0
7
Corners
3
22
Crosses
7
4
Offsides
5
11
Fouls
8
1
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
460
Total Passes
336
79.1%
Passing Accuracy
65.5%
58.5%
Possession
41.5%
60
Duels Won
55
15
Tackles Won
19
1
Saves
4
5
Clearances
25

Player Statistics

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • G
  • A
  • S
  • SOG
  • CK
  • OFF
  • FC
  • FS
2 D Allysha Chapman 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
8 D Julie King 90 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1
4 D Megan Oyster 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
21 D Margaret Purce 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2
26 DM Angela Salem 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
3 DM Brooke Elby 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
18 AM Tiffany Weimer 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 AM Rosie White 90 0 0 5 5 0 0 1 2
19 AM Adriana Leon 90 0 0 2 2 7 2 2 1
9 F Natasha Dowie 71 0 0 4 4 0 1 1 1
33 S Hayley Dowd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 S Amanda Frisbie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 S Rose Lavelle 34 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
22 S Ifeoma Onumonu 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 S Sammy Jo Prudhomme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 S Katie Stengel 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
14 G Abby Smith 90 1 3 1 0 0 0 1
25 D Meghan Klingenberg 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2
30 D Celeste Boureille 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 D Emily Sonnett 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2 D Katherine Reynolds 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
7 DM Lindsey Horan 90 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
28 DM Amandine Henry 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
9 AM Nadia Nadim 75 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
12 AM Christine Sinclair 90 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
21 AM Hayley Raso 90 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
10 F Allie Long 89 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1
11 S Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 1 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
13 S Savannah Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 S Mallory Weber 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeepers

  • #
  • p
  • player
  • MINS
  • GA
  • SF
  • SV
  • PF
  • PS
  • FC
  • FS
24 G Adrianna Franch 90 0 16 4 0 0 0 0