North Carolina Courage vs. Portland Thorns FC: Lynn Williams Marks Winner of First NWSL Challenge Cup

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The National Women’s Soccer League became the first professional team sports league to return to the COVID-19 pandemic with the launch of the 2020 Challenge Cup in Utah. The action kicked off on CBS and CBS All Access as double defending champion on Saturday North Carolina Courage Avoided a pesky Portland Thorns FC team at Zions Bank Stadium – a revenge for the 2018 and 2017 championship games – to secure a 2-1 victory.All players knelt before the first kick-off in honor of the Black Live Matter movement. Debinha scored the tournament’s first goal, while the Thorns equalized five minutes later in the second half. It was Lynn Williams who scored the winning goal in overtime through the head to secure the three points for Courage.

Courage 2, Thorns 1 – FT (CBS and CBS All Access)

⚽ Courage: Debinha 75 ‘
⚽ Thorns: Simone Charley 80 ‘
⚽ Courage: Lynn Williams 90 + 4 ‘

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