Goals have been hard to come by for the Western New York Flash this season.
For the sixth time they suffered defeat by shutout, losing to Portland Thorns FC, 2-0, at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester Wednesday night.
The Flash are now winless in their last five with two draws and three losses.
Portland took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when Christine Sinclair scored from Ayo Anonma. Sinclair then set up the next goal, a tally from Allie Long, in the 80th minute.
The Flash fell to 4-7-3 while Portland improved to 4-6-4.
The Flash play their next four games on the road, starting with a contest at Sky Blue FC on Saturday.