Monterrey downs Thorns 3-2 on penalties after 1-1 draw
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Goalkeeper Alex Godinez stopped Janine Beckie’s attempt and Monterrey defeated the Portland Thorns 3-2 on a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw in the Women’s International Champions Cup on Wednesday night.
Las Reyadas will play Lyon in the championship Saturday. Ines Benyahia converted the deciding penalty kick and Lyon advanced 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the earlier match.
Marissa Everett scored in the fifth minute to give the Thorns the early lead. Diana Garcia tied it for Las Reyadas in the 68th. The match went straight to penalties.
Chelsea will play the Thorns in the consolation game on Saturday.
Sam Kerr scored on a chip over the head of goalkeeper Christiane Endler in the eighth minute to give Chelsea the lead in the opening match. Lauren James added a goal in the 50th.
Lyon scored two late goals to draw even. Former Thorns midfielder Linsey Horan scored in the 76th minute on a free kick and Signe Bruun added the equalizer in the 88th.
All four teams in the tournament earned a spot in the field because of championships in their respective leagues. Lyon won the Champions League and the French championship while Chelsea is the Women’s Super League champion.
Monterrey was the 2021 Apertura winner in Liga MX, and the National Women’s Soccer League’s Thorns were the Supporters Shield and Challenge Cup winners last year.
Portland was the defending WICC champion.
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