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Gotham FC beats Portland Thorns on Esther Gonzalez objective

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Esther González scored within the 72nd minute and Gotham FC defeated the Portland Thorns 1-0 in Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League motion on Sunday.

Gonzalez, who was on the Spain crew that gained the Girls’s World Cup final summer time, took a cross from Yazmeen Ryan and easily tucked it into the nook of the online for the league’s defending champions.

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It was the three,000th regular-season objective within the historical past of the NWSL, which is in its twelfth season.

Sophia Smith appeared to attain from distance for Portland within the sixtieth minute, however the objective was overturned as offside after video evaluation. Smith additionally almost scored within the thirty eighth minute, however her shot missed simply left.

It was Portland’s first loss in a house opener.

Gotham ahead Midge Purce went down holding her left knee in first-half stoppage time and was subbed out.

It was Gotham’s first regular-season recreation. The crew misplaced 1-0 within the Problem Cup recreation in opposition to the San Diego Wave on March 15, forward of opening day.

Portland dropped a second straight recreation after a 5-4 loss to the Kansas Metropolis Present in its opener.