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Thorns Tekkers | Christine Sinclair is now second all-time in most NWSL goals

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Portland Thorns FC look to extend their unbeaten streak (1-0-2) Sunday when they travel to the Lone Star State to face the Houston Dash at PNC Stadium (4pm PT, FOX 12 PLUS, Paramount+). Here are the key stats to know ahead of the match.


Portland is unbeaten in its last six regular-season road matches at Houston (4W, 2D), dating back to July 18, 2017. The Thorns have only dropped one result at Houston with a road record of 6-1-3.


The Thorns have recorded 10 shutouts against Houston, which is the most shutouts against a single NWSL team in club history.


In her 150th NWSL appearance on June 8, Christine Sinclair scored her 58th career goal, moving her into sole possession of second-most goals scored in league history.


Forward Sophia Smith has recorded a goal or an assist in three straight matches for Portland (2g, 1a), and has produced a goal contribution in five of Portland’s seven matches (4g, 1a) this season. 


Defender Kelli Hubly is the only field player for Thorns FC that’s played every minute this season (630). Notably, Hubly’s made the sixth-most passes into the final third (62) across the league in the 2022 campaign.