Portland Thorns Sports

Thorns give up 2 late goals and drop 2 pts

Today looked to be the day that the Thorns put things back on track at home, but the Chicago Red Stars had other plans.

Portland went ahead 2-0 on goals from forward Jessica McDonald and defender Sarah Huffman, and looked likely to finish out the game and collect 3 important points.  For McDonald, this makes 9 goals on the season, setting a new club record, both Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan tallied 8 goals last season.

Instead it turned into the Christian Press show.  If any of you don’t know that name yet, learn it.  She’s going to be with the National Team for a while if she keeps playing like this.  Press recently joined Chicago after completing her season with Tyreso where she is a teammate of Vero Boquette.  Both of her goals were quality.  The first she ran behind the back line, brought the ball down and dribbled the keeper.  Her second was a top corner finish from the top of the box.  Both stunning.

Shame we couldn’t hold on to 3 points but this kids is gonna be a star.

here is a link to the video,  I’ll swing back in with a tactical breakdown this tomorrow 🙂

Thorns vs Red Star

Personal Highlight of the game was the beaming smile on Karina LeBlanc’s face when she was being hassled by the Portland fans at the start of the second half.  She was loving it and had obviously missed it.

Joseph Fleming

Joseph Fleming

Supporter of the Thorns, Timbers and Manchester City. I've been playing soccer for 30 years and coaching for 12. Coach for Washington Timbers, was a girls coach for a decade and now coach U-12 Boys. Played at Evergreen High school and Clark College. Hoping to turn this into more of a tactical discussion this year.