National Women’s Soccer League 2014

Portland Thorns draw with Washington Spirit in front of 21,144

 

Houston Dash 1 – 0 Boston Breakers

Goals From:

Ella Masar 34′ (Houston Dash)

Attendance: 6,842

 

Lineups:

Houston Dash: Erin McLeod; Toni Pressley, Allysha Chapman, Ellie Brush, Meghan Klingenberg; Andressa, Morgan Brian, Carli Lloyd; Kealia Ohai (Melissa Henderson 88), Jessica McDonald (Tiffany McCarty 89), Ella Masar © (Camila 72)

Substitutes Not Used: Bianca Henninger, Jen LaPonte, Jordan Jackson, Rachael Axon

 

Boston Breakers: Alyssa Naeher; Julie King ©, Rachel Wood, Kassey Kallman, Mollie Pathman, Maddy Evans (Amy Barczuk 73); Lauren Lazo, Suzane Pires (Katie Schoepfer 62), Kristie Mewis; Stephanie McCaffrey (Rafinha 55), Kyah Simon

Substitutes Not Used: Jami Kranich, Bia, Morgan Marlborough, Nkem Ezurike

 

Portland Thorns 3 – 3 Washington Spirit

Goals From:

Francisca Ordega 6′ (Washington Spirit)

Crystal Dunn 45+1′ 81′ (Washington Spirit)

Alex Morgan 53′ (Portland Thorns)

Tobin Heath 71′ (Portland Thorns)

Jodie Taylor 80′ (Portland Thorns)

Attendance: 21,144

 

Portland Thorns FC 3 – 3 Washington Spirit in front of a sell-out crowd 21,144 at Providence Park on Sunday night.

Washington Spirit got on the board first after Spirit forward Francisca Ordega got on the end of a Crystal Dunn pass and finished her shot through the legs of Thorns goalkeeper Nadine Angerer.

Washington doubled its lead in first half stoppage time, when Crystal Dunn rose up and headed a Spirit corner kick into the corner of the net.

But the Thorns roared back in the second half. In the 53rd minute, midfielder Lianne Sanderson sent a looping pass to forward Alex Morgan who made no mistake with the finish, putting her shot past Spirit goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris.

The Thorns were awarded a penalty kick in the 70th minute as Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath was taken down in the box by Spirit defender Estelle Johnson. Heath made no mistake with her penalty, sending Harris the wrong way and calmly tucking her shot into the corner of the net.

In the 80th minute, the Thorns took a 3-2 lead after Alex Morgan headed a Rachel Van Hollebekecross across the face of goal and into the path of Thorns FC forward Jodie Taylor who finished it past Harris.

However, the Spirit struck again just a minute later as Crystal Dunn cut back in the box, losing her defender, and finished a low, hard shot past Angerer to tie the match at 3-3.

 

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