Portland Thorns claim NWSL title

first_imgNWSL Portland Thorns top NC Courage to win NWSL Championship Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 2 years ago 07:12 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lindsey Horan USWNT Aaron Doster NWSL Portland Thorns North Carolina Courage v Portland Thorns North Carolina Courage Lindsey Horan scored just after halftime as Mark Parsons’ side claimed its second league title Lindsey Horan’s 49th-minute strike led the Portland Thorns to their second NWSL title as they earned a 1-0 win over the NC Courage on Saturday in Orlando, Florida.The U.S. national team midfielder found herself unmarked at the back post as a hopeful long ball slipped through the box, with Horan slamming home a half-volley from close range at Orlando City Stadium.And we have a goal! @Lindseyhoran11 opens up scoring and gives @ThornsFC the lead.#NWSLChampionship | #NCvPOR | 0-1 pic.twitter.com/BLt7CM8rDZ— NWSL (@NWSL) October 14, 2017 Go on, @ThornsFC get your medals! #NWSLChampionship | #NCvPOR | 0-1 pic.twitter.com/mSHPu8EMAo— NWSL (@NWSL) October 14, 2017Portland, which previously won the title in the league’s inaugural 2013 campaign, topped the NWSL Shield-winning Courage in a matchup of the top two teams from the regular season. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. “I’m proud of the group, I’m proud of the fight,” Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath told Lifetime postgame. “That’s what it was out there — a fight.”Horan added: “It was brutal, but each team came out fighting and we got the end result. We’re so happy after so much hard work — I’m so proud of this team.”last_img

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