The last home match of the 2015 Thorns season marked the end of an era as it was the final time Nadine Angerer and Rachel Van Hollebeke took to the field as professionals at Providence Park. The game itself was a six-goal thriller and ended as a 3-3 draw against the Washington Spirit.
That match is Nadine Angerer's choice for this week's PTFC: From the Archives, presented by Providence Health & Services. Tune in to FOX 12 Oregon KPTV, ThornsFC.com or Twitch.tv/thornsfc on May 9, 2020 at 3pm PT to see a special rebroadcast of this historic match. Here are five numbers to know ahead of the game.
1 Tobin Heath's game-tying penalty kick was her first-ever regular-season goal for the club. Prior to the match, Heath had scored twice for the club in the playoffs but never in the regular season.
2 With 10 minutes left in the match, Portland forward Jodie Taylor scored her second goal of the season. Taylor is the only player from Oregon State University to ever score for the Thorns and the ninth Beaver to score for the Thorns and Timbers organization.
23 The Thorns finished the game with 23 shots with eight of them being on target. The 23 shots was just two shy of the club's all-time high for shots in a match.
28 In her two seasons in Portland, Nadine Angerer finished with 28 matches played, all of which were starts. After her retirement, Angerer is entering her fifth season on the Thorns coaching staff, currently serving as the team's director of goalkeeping.
45The 2015 home finale marked Rachel Van Hollebeke's 45th appearance for Portland. The longtime U.S. international made 113 appearances for the U.S. Women's National Team helping them to a gold medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.