Portland’s first women’s soccer team ties

Abby Wambach
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, United States' Abby Wambach trains during soccer practice for the 2012 London Summer Olympics at Cochrane Park in Newcastle, England. Wambach and Alex Morgan are to headline the National Women's Soccer League, the third incarnation of a women's professional soccer league in the United States. The season kicks off Saturday, April 13, 2013, with FC Kansas City hosting Morgan and the Portland Thorns FC in Kansas. Wambach, who will play for the Western Flash in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y., will travel Sunday to face Sky Blue FC in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, file)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland’s newest sports franchise played its first game Saturday.

The Portland Thorns went up against Kansas City.

They were down one-to-nothing at the half — but came back to tie it up.

Even with a draw this was a historic game. Not only was this the first match in the Thorns’ franchise,  it also was the inaugural game of the newly formed National Women’s Soccer League.

The eight-team league was formed in November.

The Thorns take on the Seattle Reign FC next Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field in southwest Portland.

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