Sophia Smith scores fastest goal in Portland Thorns FC history in win over Houston

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That didn’t take long. Sophia Smith scored during the opening minute against Houston, using superb footwork to give Portland a lead within seconds of kickoff. 

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Taking just 32 seconds, it’s the fastest goal in Thorns FC history and third-fastest in NWSL history.

The goal proved to be the difference as the Thorns defeated the Houston Dash, 1-0 Saturday evening. 

Portland finished the game with 51.5% possession and outshot the Dash, 14-13. With the win, Portland sits atop the NWSL standings with 22 points. 

Next, Portland hosts Kansas City NWSL on August 1st at 12:00 pm PST.