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Smith scores the fastest goal in Thorns history as Portland beats Houston 1-0

Portland Thorns FC stay top of the NWSL standings thanks to Sophia Smith’s early goal. Smith’s goal is the fastest goal scored in Thorns history.

The Thorns and the Houston Dash met for the first time this regular-season at BBVA Stadium on Saturday. The teams last met in the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup at BBVA Stadium when they shared the points after a 1-1 draw in which Shea Groom and Christine Sinclair scored the goals.

Portland registered the fastest start in club history as Sophia Smith scored within 32 seconds. Simone Charley forced a turnover in the Dash’s final third and Marissa Everett picked up possession and played it to Smith.