Sophia Smith's stunning strike leads Portland Thorns FC over Orlando Pride


While she missed out on the U.S. women's national team this summer in Tokyo, Sophia Smith showed why it's a matter of when, not if, she'll represent the USA on the world's largest stage.

During the 26th minute, Smith began a run beyond midfield which concluded with her booming a shot into the close upper corner from outside the eighteen. 

Take a look.

That's why Portland selected the Stanford alumnus first overall during the 2020 NWSL College Draft.

The stunning soccer display was the highlight of a comfortable 2-1 win over Orlando Pride (4-3-4) for Thorns FC (6-3-1), as Portland moves into first place atop the NWSL Standings with 19 points. 

Not done yet, Portland got a two-goal advatnage in the 58th minute off a Marissa Everett header into the same, top-right corner.

Orlando would score in the 95th minute to make the final score, 2-1. 

Next, Portland travels to Houston to play the Dash on July 24th at 5:30 p.m. PST on Paramount Plus.