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Thorns tie in opener

OVERLAND, Kan. — The Portland Thorns tied Kansas City 1-1 Saturday in the first game of the National Women's Soccer League.

Portland forward Christine Sinclair hit a penalty kick in the 67th minute to erase a 1-0 deficit.

The penalty came when Thorns forward Danielle Foxhoven, a 63rd-minute substitute, was fouled in the box.

Kansas City scored in the third minute against Portland goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc.

The Thorns finished the game with a 4-3 edge in shots on goal before an announced crowd of 6,784.