Midge Purce registers first career brace; Simone Charley logs two assists in first home match before 19,461
Playing their first home match of the 2019 season following six consecutive road matches to begin the campaign, Portland Thorns FC earned a 3-0 shutout victory over the Chicago Red Stars in front of 19,461 fans – a club-record crowd for a home opener – at Providence Park on Sunday afternoon. Midge Purce scored two goals in the first half, Simone Charley logged two assists and Marissa Everett scored her first professional goal for Thorns FC, who improved to 4-1-2 on the season.
Following a league-wide break for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Thorns FC travel for a road match against the North Carolina Courage on Saturday, June 15, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Beginning at 4:45 p.m. (Pacific), the match will be broadcast on Yahoo! Sports.