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Rapinoe scores 2 first-half goals in Reign's win over Portland Thorns

The crowd broke the mark of 25,218 for a 2019 match between the Thorns and North Carolina Courage.
Credit: AP
OL Reign forward Megan Rapinoe, right, celebrates as Portland Thorns goalkeeper Bella Bixby, left, holds the ball after Rapinoe scored a goal on a penalty kick during the first half of an NWSL soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Seattle.

Megan Rapinoe scored two first-half goals and OL Reign beat the Portland Thorns 2-1 on Sunday in front of an NWSL-record crowd of 27,248 fans. 

The matchup between the Northwest rivals was part of a doubleheader with the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers meeting in the nightcap at Lumen Field. 

The crowd broke the mark of 25,218 for a 2019 match between the Thorns and North Carolina Courage in Portland. Angela Salem scored for Portland.