Big day for Portland area soccer fans. The Portland Timbers look to take on the San Jose Earthquakes later tonight, but first, we have the big home opener for the Portland Thorns as they look to take on rivals the Seattle Reign. There are many stories heading into today's game, but we'll keep it short and sweet:
Welcome home Thorns!
Here are all the details you need for the game.
Watch it on: Live stream listed below!
Kick off: 2:00 pm at Jeld-Wen Field
Seattle Reign: 1 point.
Portland Thorns FC: 1 point
Starting Line Ups
Portland Thorns: Karina LeBlanc, Marian Dougherty, Kathryn Williamson, Rachel Buehler, Nikki Marshall, Nikki Washington, Becky Edwards, Angie Kerr, Allie Long, Christine Sinclair, Alex Morgan
Seattle Reign: Michelle Betos; Emily Zurrer, Lauren Barnes, Kate Deines, Elli Reed, Kaylyn Kyle, Teresa Noyola, Jessica Fishlock, Keelin Winters, Christine Nairn, Liz Bogus
Watch It Live
There's a lot of hype leading into this game for not only the Thorns, but the league as a whole. There's rumored to be about 16,000 tickets sold for the home opener, the highest of any other NWSL team so far and higher than many MLS teams as well. Regardless of everything else, today's game just adds further proof that Portland is Soccer City, USA, whether we're cheering for our men or our women.