Christine Sinclair, Thorns vs. Boston #3, 7.20.14
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

PTFC: From the Archives #Statman Edition | Thorns beat Breakers in highest scoring game in NWSL history

On July 20, 2014, Christine Sinclair delivered a hat trick as Thorns FC scored a 6-3 victory over the Boston Breakers at Providence Park, in front of 14,383 fans. 

Tune in to FOX 12 Oregon KPTV or ThornsFC.com on May 30, 2020 at 3pm PT to see a special rebroadcast of this historic match. Here are five numbers to know for this week's PTFC: From the Archives, presented by Providence Health & Services.  

3History Books - Sinclair scored three goals in an 11-minute span to notch the first hat trick in club history. The Canadian international has two hat tricks in her Thorns career, which is more than all other Portland players ever, combined.  

9Scoreboard - At the time of the match, the nine combined goals were the most ever scored in an NWSL match. That mark has has been tied only twice, in two separate matches between Sky Blue FC and Seattle Reign FC in 2017. 

4Streaking - Portland defender Steph Catley delivered the cross on forward Alex Morgan's goal in the 52nd minute. It was the third straight match that Catley had an assist. The Australian international added an assist in the club's next match and her four consecutive matches with an assist is still a club record. 

13Surprise! Boston took the lead on three different occasions yet Thorns FC still rallied for a three-goal victory. Boston held the lead for a total of 13 minutes despite having the lead three times. 

25Looking Ahead - Portland's six-goal explosion was part of a 2014 season that saw the Thorns score 25 goals at home in 12 matches. The 25 goals set a club record for most goals in a single home campaign, a number which was matched in 2017. 

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