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Alex Morgan, Portland a hit in home debut

Updated: April 22, 2013, 9:13 AM ET
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Alex Morgan's goal in the 52nd minute held up as the game-winner as the Portland Thorns topped the Seattle Reign 2-1 in front of 16,479 fans Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Ore.

It was the Thorns' inaugural home game with the National Women's Soccer League, and the attendance topped any single-game crowd in the three-year run of the NWSL's predecessor, Women's Professional Soccer, which existed from 2009 to 2011.

Portland took a 1-0 halftime lead on defender ...

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