The Portland Thorns could have two of their biggest offensive threats back in time for this weekend's National Women's Soccer League Final against the Western New York Flash. According to Cindy Parlow Cone, both Alex Morgan and Tobin Heath could be available for Saturday.
Heath, who came out of the Thorns' semifinal match against FC Kansas City after getting her foot stamped on in the 74', is suffering from a sore foot, according to Cone, but will play this weekend. Heath was at training today but did not work out with the group, instead riding an exercise bike on the sidelines for the majority of practice.
Cone was much less definitive when discussing the likelihood that Morgan would play.
"We are going to monitor it, make sure she doesn't have any swelling or anything like that, so we will have to wait and see, but today she looks great," Cone said of the star striker. The closest that she would come: "Going by today? Yes [she will play]."
Morgan trained for the entire practice today and looked like she was moving without any discomfort during the team's short field game. Morgan told the press that she was looking forward to playing on Saturday and was making strides toward being ready to play again.
"Obviously I'm a little tentative, but that's just natural. I need to get my confidence up, but I am really looking forward to the game Saturday and I am looking forward to feeling good as well."