Portland Thorns Sports

Thorns win big at home 7-1

The Thorns have added a 4th goal against FC Kansas City at home.  Portland lead 3-1 at half on goals from Vero Boquette, Alex Morgan, and Ally Long.

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Ally long earned her second of the day in the second half bringing her season total to 8.

The introduction of Amber Brooks as a true holding center midfielder has allowed Long to join Boquette and Tobin Heath in moving forward and join Christine Sinclair and Alex Morgan in the attack.

Update 74th minute 5-1 Vero Boquette gets her second goal of the day, converting a penalty after Tobin Heath had been wrapped up and pulled to the ground in the box.

Update 80th minute 6-1. Vero plays server this time as she whips in a right footed cross that was met at the near post by Christine Sinclair

Update 7-1,  Mana Shim comes on as a substitute and turns provider for Amber Brooks.  Shim was on the left side of the field and curled a left footed ball in toward the near post in a kind of mirror image of the Boquette Sinclair link up for goal #6


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.