Sophia Smith, the season’s Most Valuable Player, scored early and the Portland Thorns won their third National Women’s Soccer League championship Saturday night with a 2-0 victory over the Kansas City Current.
The Thorns also won NWSL championships in 2013, the league’s inaugural season, and again in 2017. The three titles are the most for any team in the league.
Canada skipper Christine Sinclair captained Portland to her third championship, all with the Thorns, setting a league record for playoff minutes played in the process. She came off in the 73rd minute.
Fellow Canadian Janine Beckie came on in the 63rd minute for
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