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THORNS FC DEFEAT REIGN FC 2-1
Marian Dougherty and Alex Morgan score in inaugural home opener to secure win
 
(April 21, 2013) – The Portland Thorns FC defeated the Seattle Reign FC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in front of 16,479 fans at JEN-WELD Field in Portland, Ore. The Thorns FC opened the scoring with a goal from defender Marian Dougherty in the 45th minute and then doubled their lead in the 52nd minute as forward Christine Sinclair fed forward Alex Morgan for the goal and a 2-0 advantage. The Reign FC would respond in the 74th minute as midfielder Jessica Fishlock pulled back a goal to cut the lead to 2-1 but it was not enough as the Thorns held on for the victory.

With the win, Portland is unbeaten in its first two games and moved into first place in the league standings. Thorns FC outshot Seattle 11-7, including 5-2 on goal, and goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc collected one save while Morgan registered a team-high four shots in the match.

Dougherty put Thorns FC ahead with a glancing header in the 45th minute that beat Seattle goalkeeper Michelle Betos inside the far post. As midfielder Nikki Washington delivered a free kick from the right side into the box, Dougherty positioned herself near the right edge of the six-yard box and headed the ball into the net with her back toward goal for the team’s first-ever goal scored at JELD-WEN Field.

Morgan provided Thorns FC with a 2-0 lead in the 52nd minute after forward Christine Sinclair settled a loose ball in the Reign FC third of the field and threaded a pass across the box for Morgan to finish with a left-footed shot. The goal marked Morgan’s first-career goal for Portland, while Sinclair earned a point for the second consecutive match after notching the game-tying goal on April 13 against FC Kansas City.

Despite sustained pressure from Portland, which saw shots from Morgan and midfielder Allie Long flash wide of the goal before the hour mark, Reign FC halved Portland’s lead in the 74th minute through midfielder Jessica Fishlock.

After a collision at the top of the box between Seattle midfielder Keelin Winters and Thorns FC defender Rachel Buehler, Fishlock controlled the loose ball and slotted a left-footed shot inside the left post.

The physical match featured six combined yellow cards, three for each team.
The complete box score is below:
 
April21,2013-SeattleReignFCvs.PortlandThornsFC
 

GOALS
1
2
F
Seattle(0-1-1)
0
1
1
Portland(1-0-1)
1
1
2
 

SCORING SUMMARY
 

Goal
Time
Team
GoalScorer
Assists
Note
1
45
Portland
MarianDougherty
NikkiWashington
 
2
52
Portland
AlexMorgan
ChristineSinclair
 
3
74
Seattle
JessicaFishlock
 
 
 

 
CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS
 

 
Time
10
 
Team
Portland
##
 
10
 
Player
AllieLong
Card
 
YellowCard
Reason
 
RecklessFoul
11
Portland
8
AngieKerr
YellowCard
Dissent
30
Seattle
7
ElliReed
YellowCard
RecklessFoul
33
Seattle
19
ChristineNairn
YellowCard
RecklessFoul
68
Portland
21
NikkiWashington
YellowCard
RecklessFoul
78
Seattle
10
JessicaFishlock
YellowCard
RecklessFoul
 

 
SUBSTITUTIONS
 
Time       Team                                                            OUT                                                                            IN
 
55             Seattle                                                              #8TeresaNoyola                                                          #25KierstenDallstream
67             Seattle                                                              #5LizBogus                                                                  #14KristinaLarsen
77             Portland                                                            #8AngieKerr                                                                 #9DanielleFoxhoven
81             Portland                                                            #10AllieLong                                                                #20CourtneyWetzel
85             Seattle                                                              #3LaurenBarnes                                                         #13JennyRuizWilliams
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SHOTS
1
2
F
Seattle
5
2
7
Portland
6
5
11
 
SHOTS ON GOAL
1
2
F
Seattle
1
1
2
Portland
3
2
5
 
SAVES
1
2
F
Seattle
2
1
3
Portland
1
0
1
 
CORNER KICKS
1
2
F
Seattle
1
1
2
Portland
4
1
5
 
OFFSIDES
1
2
F
Seattle
1
0
1
Portland
1
1
2
 
FOULS
1
2
F
Seattle
5
5
10
Portland
6
5
11
 
Officials:Referee:   Josh Wilkens
Asst.Referee: FelishaMariscal;DesMiller
FourthOfficial:  Jason Perlewitz
Attendance: 16,479
 
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Seattle Thorns FCPlayerStats

 

##
6
Name(*forstarters)
KaylynKyle*
Min
90
G
0
A
0
Sh
1
SOG
0
YC
0
RC
0
CK
0
Off
0
FC
1
FS
4
19
ChristineNairn*
90
0
0
2
1
1
0
0
1
1
1
10
JessicaFishlock*
90
1
0
2
1
1
0
2
0
2
3
18
MichelleBetos*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
KateDeines*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
EmilyZurrer*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
7
ElliReed*
90
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
11
KeelinWinters*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
LaurenBarnes*
85
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
LizBogus*
67
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
8
TeresaNoyola*
55
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
25
KierstenDallstream
35
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
KristinaLarsen
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
13
JennyRuizWilliams
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Seattle GoalkeeperStats
 
##  Name(*forstarters)
 
Min
 
GA
 
Sh
 
SOG
 
Sv
 
D
18    MichelleBetos*
90
2
11
5
3
L
TEAMTOTAL
90
2
11
5
3
 
PortlandThorns FC PlayerStats
 
 
 
 
 
 
##
Name(*forstarters)
Min
G
A
Sh
SOG
YC
RC
CK
Off
FC
FS
1
KarinaLeBlanc*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
12
ChristineSinclair*
90
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
MarianDougherty*
90
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
RachelBuehler*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
NikkiWashington*
90
0
1
1
1
1
0
2
0
3
1
5
KathrynWilliamson*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
13
AlexMorgan*
90
1
0
4
2
0
0
0
1
1
1
14
BeckyEdwards*
90
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
7
NikkiMarshall*
90
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
10
AllieLong*
81
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
5
2
8
AngieKerr*
77
0
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
9
DanielleFoxhoven
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
CourtneyWetzel
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
TEAMTOTAL
990
2
2
11
5
3
0
5
2
11
7
 

TEAMTOTAL                                               990            1      0                  7                      2            3               0                2               1             10             11

PortlandGoalkeeperStats
 
##  Name(*forstarters)
Min
GA
Sh
SOG
Sv
D
1      KarinaLeBlanc*
90
1
7
2
1
W
TEAMTOTAL
90
1
7
2
1
 
 

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