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Portland defeated Racing Louisville 2-0 Saturday night in Lynn Family Stadium to capture three points in the NWSL standings.

Rocky Rodriguez opened up scoring for the Thorns, converting a penalty to put the team up 1-0 in the 30th minute.

Portland struck again in the 52nd minute when Simone Charley redirected a floating ball from Emily Menges into the far post, doubling the Thorns’ lead.

Next up: Portland will head home to host Gotham FC on July 11. Racing Louisville will travel to Orlando to take on the Pride on Friday.