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Player Ratings: Utah Royals FC 2 Portland Thorns 2

In what was one of the most entertaining games this season, we saw the international players return. How did they do?

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STARTERS

Nicole Barnhart: 6- Neither of the goals scored were the fault of Barnhart. She played well for the most part.

Kelley O’Hara: 7 - In her first game back, O’Hara played very well. She helped slow down the Portland attack and had an assist to the game winning goal by Rachel Corsie.

Rachel Corsie: 7.5- Corsie played well all night and had the game tying goal in the last minute.

Becky Sauerbrunn: 6.5- For the most part Sauerbrunn had a good game. however Portland’s second goal was ruled an own goal by Becky.

Katie Bowen: 7- Bowen also played well, getting involved in the attack and being solid on defense.

Mandy Laddish: N/A- Laddish was subbed off in the 11th minute due to a possible head injury.

Lo’eau LaBonta: 6- LaBonta had a solid shift but jumped weirdly to attempt to block Portland’s first goal.

Desiree Scott: 7- Scott had multiple important interceptions that prevented the Portland attack. By winning the balls the Utah attack got a spark.

Gunny Jonsdottir: 6.5- Jonsdottir had a quiet match for the most part, but she played an excellent ball to Christen Press for the first goal for the Royals.

Amy Rodriguez: 7.5- Rodriguez didn’t have a goal but was very dangerous on the night. She made good runs and had a few good chances.

Christen Press: 9- Press was the most dangerous player for the Royals. She played very well, creating many of the Royals chances. Her goal was very good. She was a well needed spark to the offense.

SUBSTITUTES

Katie Stengel: 6.5- This looked to be one of Stengel’s better games this season. She came on for an injured Mandy Laddish and had multiple attempts on goal that were blocked by the Thorns GK.

Vero Boquete: 6.5- Boquete didn’t have much time on the field, but she looked good in the time she got. It’s good to see her recovering from injury.

Becca Moros: N/A