Christine Sinclair Rose, Thorns vs. OL Reign, 05.23.21

Week 2 of the 2021 NWSL regular season had rivals Thorns FC and OL Reign deliver an end-to-end match. Christine Sinclair scored yet another jaw-dropping goal. But in the end, though, the Thorns saw their first loss of the season and their 10-game unbeaten run come to an end. 


Here are three #StatMan takeaways from the match. 


4Sinclair’s fourth-minute goal marks the second straight match in which the Thorns scored within the game’s first four minutes. It was also Sinclair’s fourth goal in all competitions in 2021. 


15You'd have to dig deep into the game notes to find the last time the Thorns allowed multiple goals in a match. It's been 15 games, in fact. The last time Portland conceded multiple goals in a single match was the opener of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup in Utah against the North Carolina Courage on June 27, 2020.


308 The number of days since the Thorns last saw defeat. That day, July 22, 2020, in the Semifinal of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup against the Houston Dash. Since that loss, the Thorns went 10 games unbeaten, over three different competitions and claimed both the 2020 NWSL Fall Series title and the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup.




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