NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE:
NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE VS. PORTLAND THORNS FC
COURAGE ARE DEFENDING NWSL CHAMPIONS
THORNS: SIMONE CHARLEY 80′
COURAGE: DEBINHA 75′, LYNN WILLIAMS 90+4′
The North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in Saturday’s opening match, thanks to a goal by Lynn Williams in stoppage time. The NWSL is the first professional league in the United States to return amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage kneel during the national anthem before their NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The players and coaches wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before the game. The players also knelt during a moment of silence before kickoff.