Portland Thorns FC made it three straight victories to start the 2021 Challenge Cup with a 2-0 victory over Cascadia rival, OL Reign, on Wednesday night at Providence Park. Here are three key #StatMan takeaways from #PORvOLR.
2 Lindsey Horan's free kick goal in the 17th minute was the second goal direct from a free kick in Horan's NWSL career. Horan also scored from a free kick with a stoppage-time game-tying goal on July 8, 2017 against the Houston Dash.
6 In addition to her goal, forward Simone Charley finished the match with six shots on target. The six shots on target are the most by any NWSL player in a competitive match since the beginning of 2020.
29 Portland peppered the OL goal all night with 29 shots attempted and 10 shots on target. No NWSL team has had 29 or more shots in a match since 2019 while the total is the most by Thorns FC over the last six years.