Venue: Zions Bank Stadium – Herriman, Utah
TV: CBS (applies to Canada as well)
Kickoff: 12:43pm ET/9:43am PT
Weather: Sunny, 83°F, Wind: 13 mph
Match will be played behind closed doors
1-Staphanie Labbe; 15-Jaelene Daniels, 6-Abby Erceg, 13-Abby Dahlkemper, 27-Addisyn Merrick; 5-Sam Mewis, 8-Denise O’Sullivan; 19-Crystal Dunn, 10-Debinha; 23-Kristen Hamilton, 9-Lynn Williams
Subs: Samantha Murphy, Katelyn Rowland, Lindsay Agnew, Hailey Harbison, Kaleigh Kurtz, Hailie Mace, Merritt Mathias, Sinclaire Miramontez, Ryan Williams, Cari Roccaro, Meredith Speck, McKenzie Meehan, Ally Watt
31-Bella Bixby; 20-Kelli Hubly, 5-Emily Menges, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 25-Meghan Klingenberg; 36-Angela Salem, 10-Lindsey Horan, 11-Rocky Rodriguez; 12-Christina Sinclair, 34-Tyler Lussi, 40-Marissa Everett
Subs: Britt Eckerstrom, Celeste Boureille, Simone Charley, Meaghan Nally, Emily Ogle, Madison Pogarch, Gabby Seiler, Autumn Smithers, Christen Westphal, Morgan Weaver
1′ | After a two month delay, the 2020 NWSL season is underway. Portland in white and North Carolina in navy blue.
4′ | A reaction save by Bixby as Lynn Williams’ shot is deflected towards the near post.
9′ | Lindsay Horan with a chance off a set piece sent into the box, Stephanie Labbé tips it over the bar, but the attempt is ruled offside.
25′ | Lynn Williams with a counter on Rocky Rodriguez, starts a transition into goal, has options, but takes the shot. The attempt is up and over the bar.
29′ | Mandatory Hydration Break
31′ | Match resumes.
38′ | Lynn Williams with another chance. Takes the ball 1 v 1 and creates her shot, but Bella Bixby makes the save.
45′ | Two minutes of stoppage time.
45+3′ | End of the first half. North Carolina 0, Portland Thorns 0.
46′ | Substitution, Portland. Celeste Boureille replaces Angela Salem.
54′ | Substitution, Portland. Morgan Weaver from Washington State makes her NWSL debut as she replaces Tyler Lussi. Simone Charley replaces Marissa Everett.
57′ | Substitution, North Carolina. Cari Roccaro replaces Addisyn Merrick. Ally Watt replaces Kristen Hamilton.
63′ | Debinha with a shot from distance. However, it’s directly into the hands of Bella Bixby.
64′ | Substitution, North Carolina. Lauren Milliet replaces Crystal Dunn.
70′ | Mandatory Hydration Break.
71′ | Match resumes.
71′ | Substitution, North Carolina. Ally Watt with an unfortunate non-contact injury. She is taken off the field on a stretcher. Hallie Mace comes in.
80′ | PORTLAND GOAL! Lindsay Horan gets on a header that is off the crossbar, but Simone Charley is there to clean up and equalize for Portland.
90′ | Six minutes of stoppage time.
90+4′ | GOAL NORTH CAROLINA! Lynn Williams finally comes through, scoring on a header in stoppage time.
90+7′ | End of the second half. North Carolina 2, Portland Thorns 1.