PORTLAND, Ore. – Forward Morgan Weaver's third minute goal was offset by a questionable second half penalty call against Portland and Thorns FC drew 1-1 with OL Reign Wednesday evening at Providence Park.
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3' - GOAL (POR) - The Thorns jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as forward Sophia Smith made a great turn outside the box, split two Reign defenders and slipped a ball to forward Morgan Weaver on her right. Weaver, with her back to goal, turned and slotted her shot into the left corner.
21' - CHANCE (POR) - Midfielder Rocky Rodríguez picked off an errant Reign pass in their own end and, spying goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi off her line, chipped a shot from 35 yards out that narrowly missed the upper left 90 of the opponent's net.
30' - CHANCES (POR) - Weaver received a cutback ball near the top of the box that she fired just wide of the right post. On the ensuing goal kick, Portland picked off the pass forward and Smith hit a shot just wide of the left.
32' - CHANCE (POR) - Portland kept the pressure forward with some possession around the Reign 18-yard box. Forward Christine Sinclair squared a ball for midfielder Angela Salem. Salem took a touch and tried a shot from distance that went narrowly wide left.
60' - CHANCE (POR) - Sinclair, with space near the Reign arc, hit a curler that went just around the right post.
67' - CHANCE (POR) - On a Thorns counter upfield, a loose ball fell for Rodríguez but her shot was wide left.
86' - PK GOAL (OLR) - After a controversial hand ball call in the box made against Salem, Reign midfielder Megan Rapinoe converted her penalty attempt to tie the game at 1-1.
The Thorns next take to the road to play the Houston Dash on Sunday, Oct. 17 (4pm PT, Paramount+).
Portland Thorns FC (12-6-4, 40pts) vs. OL Reign (12-7-3, 39pts)
Oct. 13, 2021 – Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
POR: Weaver, 3
OLR: Rapinoe (penalty), 86
POR: Mark Parsons (caution), 72
OLR: Angelina (caution), 90
POR: GK Bixby, D Kuikka, D Menges, D Sauerbrunn, D Klingenberg (D Hubly, 84), M Salem, M Horan, M Rodríguez, M Sinclair © (Dunn, 61), F S. Smith (Charley, 70), F Weaver (Lussi, 71)
Substitutes Not Used: GK A. Smith, D Pogarch, M Everett, M Ryan, M Moultrie
TOTAL SHOTS: 23 (Rodríguez, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Rodríguez, 2); FOULS: 9 (Salem, 3); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3
OLR: GK Bouhaddi, D McNabb, D Barnes, D Cook, D Huerta, M Lavelle (Brooks, 87), M Quinn (Angelina, 45), M Fishlock, F Balcer (Weatherholt, 63), F Marozsán (Watt, 78), F Le Sommer (Rapinoe, 63)
Substitutes Not Used: GK Dederick, D Cox, D Jiménez, M Cruz
TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Rapinoe, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Rapinoe, 2); FOULS: 7 (Seven players tied with 1); OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2
Referee: Tori Penso
Assistant Referees: Deleana Quan, Seth Martin
4th Official: Dione Coxe
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 50 degrees
All statistics contained in this box score are unofficial
- Portland sits at first place in the league (12-6-4, 40 pts).
- Morgan Weaver scored her first NWSL regular season goal, and fourth across all competitions for Portland.
- Weaver is the 10th different player to score for Portland this season.
- Weaver’s goal was the second fastest for Thorns FC this season, and the team’s fourth goal within the first five minutes of a match this year.
- Meghan Klingenberg made her 100th appearance for Portland. She is the fourth player to hit 100 matches for Thorns FC.
- Since joining Thorns FC in 2016, Klingenberg ranks third in the league for chances created (157).
- Thorns FC recorded 20 or more shots for the 12th time this season.
- Natalia Kuikka led the team in chances created (5).
- Rocky Rodríguez and Angela Salem appeared in their 21st match for Thorns FC this season. They are the only two players to appear in every match.