The earlier start times will mean lower on-field temperatures for the players
Portland captain Christine Sinclair scored in the 67th minute and the Thorns beat the Orlando Pride 2-0 on Saturday in their National Women's Soccer League season opener.
NEW YORK (AP) — A+E Networks has bought an equity stake in the National Women's Soccer League and will broadcast matches on the Lifetime network for the next three seasons.
The Thorns finished out the regular season with a four-game winning streak and claimed the NWSL Shield for the team with the best record. They also clinched home-field advantage in the playoffs for the first time.
Allie Long scored twice and the Portland Thorns beat the Houston Dash 3-0 after clinching a playoff spot earlier Wednesday night.
Brazil and Canada faced off for the bronze medal in the Olympic women's soccer tournament with Canada topping Brazil 2-1.
Lindsey Horan broke a tie in the 90th minute and the Portland Thorns remained undefeated in the first 11 matches of the season with a 2-1 victory over the Orlando Pride on Sunday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Lindsey Horan scored her third goal of the season and the Portland Thorns beat the Washington Spirit 4-1 on Saturday night in the National Women's Soccer League.
Allie Long scored her first two international goals, and the United States routed Colombia 7-0 Wednesday night.
Christine Sinclair moved into a tie with American Mia Hamm for second on the women's career scoring list with a goal in Canada's 4-0 victory Sunday over Trinidad and Tobago in the International Tournament of Natal in Brazil.