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Portland blazes trail with NWSL title

Updated: September 8, 2013, 10:29 PM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW.com

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The new league's best story -- playing home games in front of the largest crowds in women's professional team sports -- Portland Thorns FC were, for much of the season, a better soccer team on the road.

Not just better, it turned out. Saturday night, they were the best team.

Behind goals from Tobin Heath and Christine Sinclair, Thorns FC beat Western New York Flash 2-0 in the first ever championship game in National Women's Soccer League. Playing ...

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