Tobin Heath, Thorns vs. Pride, 10.7.17
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

PTFC: From the Archives #Statman Edition | Thorns crush Pride in playoff romp

In the 2017 NWSL Playoffs, Portland Thorns FC matched up with the Orlando Pride at Providence Park and steamrolled their Florida foes, 4-1, to advance to the NWSL Championship. 

Tune in to FOX 12 Oregon KPTV, or on April 18 at 2:30pm PT to see a special rebroadcast of this historic match and watch online at, presented by Providence Health & Services. Here are five numbers to know ahead of the game. 

8 A total of eight different Thorns players had a goal or an assist in the match. That is the highest number of different players ever to have a goal or assist for a club in an NWSL playoff game. 

6 The final goal of the match came from the foot of Christine Sinclair. It was the sixth time Sinclair had scored in a pro women's soccer league's playoffs, having scored twice for FC Gold Pride (WPS), once for Western New York Flash (WPS), and three times for the Thorns. 

2 Defender Emily Sonnett scored the second goal of her playoff career, which at the time was just one goal shy of her regular season output of three. Sonnett finished her Thorns career with eight total goals. 

1Hayley Raso capped her 2017 Supporters' Player of the Year season with the goal that put the match away. It was Raso's first career NWSL playoff goal. 

4 The match was the final match played in Portland for French midfielder Amandine Henry. The goal was Henry's fourth as a Thorns player.