Portland Thorns star Tobin Heath notches first goal with Man United


It didn’t take long for Tobin Heath to make a splash for Manchester United.

After the USWNT star and Portland Thorns standout signed a one-year deal with United in September and made her league debut against Tottenham earlier this month, Heath has now scored her first goal in a United jersey.

The goal came Sunday in the 24th minute when the 32-year-old winger launched a rocket off her right foot to give United the 2-0 lead over West Ham.


Heath has spent the past seven seasons with the Thorns and helped Portland snag a pair of NWSL Championships in 2013 and 2017, as well as an NWSL Shield in 2016.

Since joining the Thorns in 2013, she has been an NWSL Best XI selection on three occasions: 2016, 2018 and 2019, and appeared in 70 regular season matches (63 starts), recording 12 goals and 24 assists. Portland retains Heath’s NWSL rights for if and when she returns to the league.

With the U.S. Women's National Team, Heath has won two FIFA Women's World Cup titles in 2015 and 2019, in addition to two Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012. She has a total of 168 appearances under her belt, and has recorded 33 goals and 40 assists during her career with the national team. 

Heath isn’t the only USWNT star to find the back of the net on Sunday.

Christen Press, who was most recently with the NWSL’s Utah Royals, also capped off a strike in the 87thminute for her first goal to help Manchester United come away with the 4-2 victory in the Women’s Super League on Sunday.


Man United is currently in third place with 13 points in five matches, trailing first-place Arsenal by two points.