The Seattle Reign outlasted the Portland Thorns 3-2 in a National Women’s Soccer League match on Saturday in front of a loud crowd of 16,054 at Portland’s Providence Park.
Reign goalkeeper Michelle Betos, who won the 2015 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year as a member of the Thorns, made eight saves including several late to keep Seattle (3-1-1) in the lead.
Rumi Utsugi scored the game-winner for Seattle in the 75th minute.
Portland’s Emily Sonnett scored after a Tobin Heath corner kick in the 61st minute to tie the match at 1-1.
Six minutes after Seattle took a 2-1 lead by converting a penalty kick, Lindsey Horan leveled the match at 2-2 by heading home a cross from Meghan Klingenberg.
Portland is now 2-2-2 on the season.
Prior to the match it was announced that Providence Park will host the 2018 NWSL championship match on Sept. 22. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 7. Thorns Annual Members will have early access to tickets beginning June 5.