Olivia Moultrie continues to make her mark on the NWSL.
The 15 year old got her first start with the Portland Thorns on Saturday night, notching her first professional assist in the team’s 1-0 victory over the Washington Spirit.
A thing of beauty: @olivia_moultrie's cross to @SimoneCharley's head. #BAONPDX pic.twitter.com/1uOPjoRdkZ— Portland Thorns FC (@ThornsFC) August 8, 2021
A thing of beauty: @olivia_moultrie's cross to @SimoneCharley's head. #BAONPDX pic.twitter.com/1uOPjoRdkZ
“She was outstanding,” Thorns coach Mark Parsons said after Saturday’s game, adding that Moultrie was “great on the ball, making great decisions.”
After suing the league, Moultrie became the youngest player to compete in the NWSL, arguing that the age-minimum rule violated antitrust laws.
The NWSL reached a settlement agreement with Moultrie in July, allowing her to play in the league and ending the back-and-forth legal battle.