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OCT 27
3:30 PM ET
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Portland Thorns FC, Utah Royals FC play to 0-0 draw
It's Utah's sixth clean sheet of the season
Portland Thorns FC and Utah Royals FC. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)
Portland Thorns FC and Utah Royals FC. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)
Portland Thorns FC 0 | Utah Royals FC 0
  • Portland Thorns FC and Utah Royals FC played to a 0-0 draw on Friday night at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon to kick off Week 10 in the NWSL. The result pulls Utah (5-2-2, 17 points) even on points with the Washington Spirit at the top of the standings, pending the rest of the Week 10 results. The Thorns are right behind with 16 points and a 4-1-4 record.
  • The match saw two of the hottest goal scorers on the field together in Portland midfielder Midge Purce (four goals in her last three games) and Utah forward Amy Rodriguez (five goals, second-best in the NWSL), but neither were able to find the back of the net.
  • Nicole Barnhart and the Utah defense picked up their sixth clean sheet of the season. It’s the first time the Thorns have been shut out at home during the regular season since May 29, 2016.
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