Dorsey Goal Gives Sky Blue A Road Point In Portland

Dorsey, Sky Blue FC
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An Imani Dorsey goal with 21 minutes remaining leveled the match and would ultimately give Sky Blue FC a 1-1 draw on the road against the Portland Thorns

The match at Providence Park was played before a crowd of 19,070.

Trailing by a goal as the match inched toward the final 20 minutes, Elizabeth Eddy received the ball from Sarah Killion on the end line and sent a pass across the box where she found a wide open Dorsey. With one touch, Dorsey sent the shot back at the far-right corner of the net to tie the game up at 1-1.

Sky Blue’s game-tying goal came just a minute after the roadside nearly tied the match. In the 68th minute, Killion sent the ball across to Gina Lewandowski running at the back post who headed the ball at goal only to be denied by the post.

Portland’s lone goal came in the 38th minute after a penalty kick was awarded from a foul committed by Estelle Johnson. Christine Sinclair stepped up to the spot and hit the back of the net to put the Thorns up 1-0.

Sky Blue FC will be on the road as they face Utah on Wednesday, August 7, at 10 p.m. ET at Rio Tinto Stadium. Sky Blue returns home to Yurcak Field to host the Chicago Red Stars for the club’s Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 14, at 7 p.m. ET.