Jenna Nighswonger, Lynn Williams, and Taylor Smith scored within the first half to provide Gotham FC a 4-1 win over OL Reign on Sunday.
Gotham (5-1-2) moved to the highest of the National Women’s Soccer League with the win in entrance of 8,146 followers at Lumen Field in Seattle.
Nighswonger, a rookie, opened the scoring within the tenth minute with a left-footed shot from outdoors the 18-yard field that was simply out of the attain of Reign goalkeeper Phallon Tullis-Joyce.
Williams pounced on a nasty contact from a Reign defender and made it 2-0 within the twelfth minute.
Smith added a purpose within the thirty eighth minute, getting a one-touch cross from Delanie Sheehan within the field and pushing it into the left nook.
Bruninha stole a ball within the field and unleashed a shot into the near-post nook to place Gotham up 4-0 within the 73rd minute.
Canadian Jordyn Huitema received a purpose again for the Reign (4-3-1) 4 minutes later. Elyse Bennett gained the ball on a nook kick and despatched it to Huitema, who slipped it into the purpose from shut vary.
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Canada’s Jordyn Huitema scores for OL Reign in loss to Gotham FC
Portland sends Chicago to seventh straight street loss
Portland scored three targets within the opening 16 minutes and went on handy Chicago its third straight loss.
More than 20,000 followers had been in attendance at Providence Park in Portland.
The Thorns (4-1-3) have only one loss this season after dropping a 2-1 choice on the street towards the Houston Dash final week.
Sitting on the backside of the standings, the Red Stars (1-6-1) have misplaced seven straight street video games.
Kelli Hubly scored within the eighth minute from a troublesome angle to place the Thorns in entrance. Crystal Dunn’s purpose within the 14th minute padded Portland’s lead.
It was Dunn’s team-leading fifth purpose of the season and got here on the identical day as her son Marcel’s first birthday.
Two minutes later, 17-year-old Olivia Moultrie scored once more for the Thorns to make it 3-0. Natalia Kuikka added a fourth purpose for Portland early within the second half.