The Reign looked like the better team for much of the first half. They kept US Women’s National Team star Alex Morgan quiet, but couldn’t get past Canada’s goalkeeper, Karina LeBlanc.
Then late in the match, Portland was awarded a rather soft penalty kick and Christine Sinclair gave the Thorns the 1-0 lead. The Reign tried to surge late, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.
That’s a brutal seven losses in a row for the Reign.