Christine Sinclair, Thorns vs Gotham FC, 05.08.21

Portland Thorns FC added to its trophy cabinet, capturing the 2021 Challenge Cup Championship with a penalty kick shootout win Saturday at Providence Park. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from the match. 


5 Just eight minutes into the match, Christine Sinclair scored her fifth goal in a professional championship match. The all-time leading international goalscorer also scored in the 2013 NWSL Championship for Portland and scored three times in the WPS Championship matches of 2009 and 2010. 


26 Portland peppered the Gotham FC goal all match, finishing with 26 shots and seven shots on target. Leading the way was Horan, who fired a club record 12 shots during the match. 


1 The penalty kick shootout was the first shootout in the history of Thorns FC. It was just the second time an NWSL trophy was awarded after a penalty kick shootout, joining the 2016 NWSL Championship. 




Remembering Victory: Thorns win the 2021 Challenge Cup:

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