Thorns earn 1-1 road draw vs. Utah Royals at Rio Tinto Stadium

Photo: Bennett Dewan

Portland Thorns FC played Utah Royals FC to a 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night.

The Royals got on the board first when forward Amy Rodriguez sent one into the back of the net in the 53rd minute.

Midfielder Tobin Heath recorded her first goal of the season off an assist by team captain Christine Sinclair. Sinc delivered a pass to Heath and, taking a touch inside the box, Heath chipped the ball into the net to even up the score. The play also marked Sinclair’s team-leading second assist of 2018.

Saturday also marked a couple of milestones for two Thorns players. Forward Ana Crnogorcevic made her first start of 2018, clocking 57 minutes and tallying a shot. Andressinha made her Thorns FC debut, logging 26 minutes as a second-half substitute.

With the draw, Thorns FC have earned at least a point in five of their last six road matches (3-1-2).

UP NEXT: The Thorns return to Providence Park on Saturday to host the Seattle Reign (5 p.m.).

*Thorns FC press release contributed to this post.

 

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