Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Illustration for article titled Lindsey Horans Goal Gives Portland The NWSL Championship

An emphatic Lindsey Horan finish off a long Emily Sonnett free kick proved to be the decisive blow in Saturday’s NWSL Championship Game, as the Portland Thorns defeated the North Carolina Courage 1-0.


Horan’s goal was very much against the run of play—a breakthrough in an intensely physical game that saw Portland get outshot 16-4. However, the Thorns rode their defense and held on to their lead through the second half to take home the franchise’s second-ever championship, after winning the NWSL’s inaugural title in 2013.

Said Thorns coach Mark Parsons, the game was “maybe the most beautiful ugly game I’ve ever been a part of.”

Share This Story

Get our newsletter