May 7, 2017 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Seattle Reign FC
Reign FC Earn First Road Points of the Season
SEATTLE - Seattle
Reign FC tied Portland Thorns FC 2-2 in the first of three meetings between the
teams this season. This is the only match between the Cascadia rivals at
Providence Park, where Reign FC's all-time record now stands at 2-4-2.
tie marks the first time Reign FC (1-1-2, 5 pts) have scored two goals at
Providence Park. Seattle's all-time goal differential against Portland remains
positive, having scored 18 goals and allowed only 13.
fight and desire was back and that's what we have to bring to every game," said
Seattle Reign FC head coach and general manager Laura Harvey. "You can't just
do it when there's 20,000 people in the stands, you've got to do it every week.
We showed tonight we're a threat when we go forward and score goals any
different way we want. We showed we can be on the back foot and be under
pressure but fight for it."
FC was on the scoreboard almost immediately, with the first goal of the match
coming in the 2nd minute. Co-captain Jess Fishlock won the ball outside
the Thorns box, and after taking a touch, fired a shot into the far corner of
the goal. The ball went past a diving Adrianna Franch for Fishlock's second
goal on the season.
tied the match at one goal apiece in the 37th minute, when Fishlock
scored an own goal. Mana Shim sent a low cross into the box, and the ball
deflected off a sliding Fishlock and into the back of the net.
Mathias responded two minutes later, scoring her first goal of the season to
make the score 2-1 heading into the half. Rebekah Stott dribbled her way into
the box, and was able to slide the ball to Mathias inside the six yard box.
Mathias then slotted the ball past Franch.
Thorns would find another equalizer in the 82nd minute of the match
to bring the final score to 2-2. Meghan Klingenberg chipped a ball into the
box, where Allie Long headed the ball just under the crossbar.
was named player of the match for her performance, with two shots and three
tackles to go with her goal. This comes on the back of Fishlock earning NWSL
Team of the Month honors for April.
just who Jess is," said Harvey. "She can lead with her performances and when
she leads like she did tonight we have a chance that she can drag people with
result sees Reign FC points total for the season improve to five, sitting in
sixth place on the NWSL table. Other results today saw the Chicago Red Stars
and Washington Spirit earn wins.
next, Reign FC return to Memorial Stadium to host the Washington Spirit. This
is the first meeting between the two teams this season, with kickoff set for
1:00pm PT. The last meeting between these two teams was September 11, 2016,
with Seattle earning a 2-0 victory in their final home match of the season.
NWSL Match Report
Match: Seattle Reign FC (1-1-2,
5 pts) vs. Portland Thorns FC (2-1-1, 7 pts)
Date: May 6, 2017
Venue: Providence Park
Kickoff: 7:00pm PT
Seattle Reign FC
Portland Thorns FC
SEA - Fishlock 2'
POR - Fishlock Own Goal 37'
SEA - Mathias (Stott) 39'
POR - Long (Klingenberg) 82'
Seattle Reign FC: Kopmeyer, Corsie, Barnes, Stott, Pickett, Fishlock, Utsugi (McNabb
84'), Yanez (Elston 74'), Rapinoe, Mathias (Johnson 87'), Kawasumi
Substitutes Not Used: Reed, Schiffel, Dallstream, Hahn
Portland Thorns FC: Franch, Boureille, Sonnett, Menges, Cox (Klingenberg
45'), Henry, Horan, Long, Raso, Sinclair, Nadim (Weber 74')
Substitutes Not Used: Johnson, Morris, Eckerstrom
Stats Summary: SEA/POR
Shots: 11 / 10
Shots on Goal: 6 / 5
Saves: 3 / 4
Corner Kicks: 5 / 2
Fouls: 12 / 10
Offside: 2 / 3
- Rapinoe (Yellow) 23'
- Fishlock (Yellow) 23'
- Henry (Yellow) 73'
- Horan (Yellow) 90 + 1'
Referee: Christina Unkel
Assistant Referees: Deleana Quan, TJ Z
Seattle Reign FC