Thorns celebrate, Thorns vs. Flash, 9.11.16
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PTFC: From the Archives #Statman Edition | 2016 Thorns home finale capped impressive Providence Park campaign

In 2016, Portland Thorns FC finished their home campaign with a record of 8-1-1 and a positive goal differential of +15. The final regular season match at Providence Park saw Portland defeat Western New York, 3-1, in front of a sellout crowd on Sept. 11, 2016. 

The match is this week's PTFC: From the Archives, presented by Providence Health & Services. Tune in to ThornsFC.com on May 16, 2020 to see a special rebroadcast of this historic match. Here are five numbers to know ahead of the game. 

3History Books - The match was the third sellout in the history of the Thorns at Providence Park with 21,144 fans in attendance. It was the first time that Portland won a home sellout. 

49Looking Ahead - Forward Christine Sinclair scored the second goal of the match, finishing a left-footed shot that went in off the post. The leading scorer in international soccer history, Sinclair currently has 49 goals for the Thorns, which is third-most in league history behind Sam Kerr and Lynn Williams.

5Career High - The game-winning goal came courtesy of midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir, who scored a career-high five goals for the Thorns in 2016. It was the last goal at Providence Park that Brynjarsdottir scored for the Portland.

3-2Surprise! The Flash scored two late goals to give Portland a one-goal victory. In the 83 home games the Thorns have ever played at Providence Park, the match is the only one to end with a score of 3-2.

5/5On A Streak - Brynjarsdottir's goal was set up by a one-touch pass by midfielder Tobin Heath. The assist was part of five assists-in-five games streak for Heath, who finished the season with the most assists in NWSL history with 10. 

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