Thorns beat Reign 2-1 in Portland

Thorns beat Reign 2-1 in Portland

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by Associated Press

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Posted on April 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 7:55 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Alex Morgan and Marian Dougherty each scored a goal to lead the Portland Thorns to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Reign on Sunday.

The Thorns (1-0-1) got the first win in franchise history and drew a National Women's Soccer League record 16,479 to Jeld-Wen Field for their home opener.

Portland dominated throughout, outshooting Seattle 12-5.

The Thorns have two Olympic star forwards in Morgan and Canada's Christine Sinclair. That duo teamed up on the second goal 7 minutes into the second half.

Seattle (0-1-1) was without most of its marquee players. Goalie Hope Solo is out until late summer with a wrist injury, while midfielder Megan Rapinoe is currently playing in France and won't be available to the Reign until June.
 

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