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Kealia Watt, Rachel Hill help Chicago overcome Christine Sinclair’s wundergoal


Canadian superstar Christine Sinclair scored a dazzling goal against Chicago on Saturday, marking her fourth this season for the Portland Thorns.

But the Red Stars rallied to beat the Thorns, 2-1, handing Portland their second loss in their last three games.

Sinclair, 38, scored in the 24th minute to open the scoring for both sides. Surrounded by defenders, Crystal Dunn was able to tap the ball to an open Sinclair outside the box. On a one-time shot, the veteran forward sent the ball off the inside of the far post and into the net.

The Thorns goal was quickly answered with an equalizer from Kealia Watt of the Red Stars in the 25th minute.

Neither team was able to edge ahead until Rachel Hill scored the eventual game-winner in the 65th minute off an assist from Mallory Pugh.

Up next, the Thorns host the second-place OL Reign on Saturday, Oct. 2, in a match-up with major playoff implications.