The Portland Thorns held their place atop the NWSL standings, collecting three points in the club’s 1-0 win over the Washington Spirit on Saturday.
Simone Charley’s leaping header in the 29th minute proved to be the game-winner, with Olivia Moultrie providing the assist in her first start for the Thorns. Saturday’s go-ahead finish marks Charley’s fourth goal of the season.
Brilliant ball, even better finish ⚽️💥#WASvPOR | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/IYF3Yfg3UX— National Women’s Soccer League (@NWSL) August 8, 2021
Brilliant ball, even better finish ⚽️💥#WASvPOR | https://t.co/0LtSAUK1Jw | #NWSL21 pic.twitter.com/IYF3Yfg3UX
Portland now sits seven points clear from North Carolina at the top of the NWSL standings.
Next up: The Thorns will travel to Orlando to take on the Pride on Saturday. The Spirit will face off against the Dash on Friday.