Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
OL Reign ended Portland Thorns’ eight-match unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory over the league leaders at the Cheney, Stadium Tacoma.
Meagan Rapinoe put up an impressive display with two goals which led to her side’s victory.
Jessica Fishlock set her up for OL Reign’s first goal in the 16th minute before she doubled her side’s lead from the penalty spot in the 40th minute.
Angela Salem scored Portland Thorns’ consolation goal in the additional minutes of the first half.
27, 248 fans watched the game between OL Reign and Portland Thorns.
This means that OL Reign has set a National Women’s Super League (NWSL) attendance record with 27,248 fans in the stands.
The result ended Portland Thorns’ eight-match unbeaten run which started on July 4 with a 0-2 win at Racing Louisville.
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The team maintained its leadership position on the league table with 32 points from 16 games, four points ahead of North Carolina Courage as OL Reign occupy the third position with 25 points from 16 games.
Second-placed North Carolina Courage could not capitalise on Portland Thorns’ defeat as it played out a barren draw at Washington Spirit.
Erika Tymrak’s 49th-minute strike propeled Orlando Pride to a 0-1 away win over Gotham FC at the Red Bull Arena, Harrison.
Rachel Daly scored the all-important goal as Houston Dash pipped Racing Louisville at the BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston Texas.
With her 469 careers save, Orlando Pride’s goalkeeper, Ashlyn Harris is now the NWSL’s All-Time Saves Leader and achieved this during her side’s win at the Gotham FC.
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I am a huge advocate of Women’s football after covering the Nigeria Women Football Leagues (NWFL) since 2019 which earned me the award as the Journalist of the Season. An unbiased football writer with penchant for women’s in sports and historical analysis.